Get patriotic with eight unique ways to celebrate U.S. independence on the Fourth of July in Orlando, including Freedom Flyer at Fun Spot America (pictured).
Updated April 27, 2021
Want to celebrate Independence Day like a real patriot? Look no further than Orlando. Not only do we host a wide range of Fourth of July events, but our theme parks and attractions provide plenty of ways to commemorate the holiday in style — including Captain America meet-and-greets, quality time with U.S. presidents and much more!
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You can also celebrate with confidence thanks to enhanced health and safety measures designed to protect you while you play. Let’s hear it for the red, white and blue in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions and other businesses for their current status.
The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom® Park
Who better to celebrate America’s independence with than past and present U.S. presidents? At Walt Disney World® Resort, The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park provides a unique opportunity to see, and in some cases hear, animatronic versions of the nation’s leaders, from George Washington to Donald J. Trump. In addition to the centerpiece, 25-minute experience, the attraction also offers a self-guided tour of various replicas and artifacts from U.S. history.
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Meet Captain America at Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Come face-to-face the Sentinel of Liberty himself at Universal Orlando Resort this Independence Day! When he isn’t battling the forces of Hydra, Captain America is part of the lineup of comic book legends who walk the streets of Marvel Super Hero Island® at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. And on select nights, you can dine with Cap, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other heroes thanks to the park's separate-ticketed Marvel Character Dinner at Cafe 4®.
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4th of July Celebration at SeaWorld® Orlando
Gather your family and friends for one of Orlando’s most vibrant patriotic events at SeaWorld Orlando’s 4th of July Celebration! On Independence Day, the park's end-of-day spectacle, Ignite, gets a special finale in honor of the holiday. It's included with regular park admission, and the fireworks, pyrotechnics and lasers can all be enjoyed in comfort at SeaWorld's Bayside Stadium.
Red, White & Boom! at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
LEGOLAND Florida Resort pulls out all the stops for its annual Red, White & Boom! event, which culminates with a one-of-a-kind fireworks extravaganza where special viewing glasses make it appear as if bricks are exploding overhead. There’s also a DJ dance party, the chance to help build a giant LEGO American flag, and much more. Plus, it's a great day to check out the Washington section of the park's Miniland USA display!
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Ride the Freedom Flyer at Fun Spot America Orlando
Soar like an eagle — an American bald eagle, of course — on Fun Spot America’s Freedom Flyer. The suspended, inverted steel roller coaster is part of the lineup of family-friendly attractions at Fun Spot's Orlando location on International Drive, which also features the patriotically painted HeadRush 360. Although Fun Spot’s Kissimmee location near Walt Disney World doesn’t have a Freedom Flyer, you can still fly like America's mascot there courtesy of its Screaming Eagles attraction.
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See Bald Eagles on Orlando Boat Tours
The Orlando area provides many opportunities to see the American bald eagle in natural settings — particularly when you book passage on our boat tours and rides. For fast-paced action, look into Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures, Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides and Wild Florida. If you prefer a more leisurely pace, the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour offers a relaxing, one-hour cruise through the waterways of its charming namesake city.
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Salute America’s Astronauts at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Space exploration has been a major part of the American experience for more than half a century, and you can explore its past, present and future at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, about an hour from downtown Orlando on Florida’s East Coast.
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Protect the White House at America’s Escape Game
The White House is in trouble on Independence Day and every day at America’s Escape Game, which is located on International Drive. In "Crisis at 1600," a paramilitary group has seized the building and launched a swarm of missiles that can only be disarmed from inside the Oval Office. It will fall on you and up to nine other players to save the day — and millions of lives in the process!
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