Celebrating the Fourth of July at Disneyland

Our family celebrates most holidays at Disneyland.  One of our favorites holiday celebrations at the park is the Fourth of July. 

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I grew up going to Disneyland in the summer with my parents and brothers.  My husband was on the other side of the country spending time in Disney World for school events and on family vacations.  Together we are a Disney loving family that sees every holiday as a reason to celebrate with Disney.  Living in Arizona we are just a quick road trip or very short flight away. Our daughter’s first Disneyland experience was at nine months old in 2009.  She has been on a family vacation to Disneyland for the Fourth of July every year since her first visit. 

At just two years old she loved spinning on the Tea Cups with her daddy and enjoyed getting hugs from friends like Goofy. 

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The next year she couldn’t wait to get to Disneyland for the celebration.

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Last year while we were visiting for the holiday, we had a rare visit to Club 33 in Disneyland.  It was also our first time seeing Cars Land. 

Celebrating the Fourth of July at Disneyland

We are back to celebrate the Fourth of July at Disneyland this year.  The Disneyland fireworks are amazing every night but the show they put on for the Fourth of July is unbelievable.  

Disneyland Fourth of July Fireworks

The Independence Day fireworks are set to patriotic songs and are beautiful to watch.  This year the Fourth of July fireworks will be presented every night for an entire week.  The “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July concert in the Sky” takes place at 9:30 pm each night July 1 – July 7, 2013 in Disneyland.  The show lasts 15 minutes and I highly suggest you get your seat early for the best views.  Our family has seen Disneyland fireworks in a variety of locations but, in my opinion, the absolute best view is directly in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle.  The area is roped off hours before the show and guests start filling up the space quickly.  We usually find a spot up to an hour before the fireworks begin.  In the past few years, to keep my daughter entertained in her stroller, we have used this time for a late dinner with a great view sitting in front of the castle.  Just before the show begins cast members will direct you to stand for better views.

In addition to the amazing fireworks show the Disneyland Independence Day celebration has many other fun events through out the day.  In the evening at the Town Square on Main Street, Mickey greets guests in patriotic attire.  Illuminated mouse ears will “Glow with the Show”during performances of both “Celebrate America!” at Disneyland and the patriotic pre-show to “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure Park.  We will definitely be wearing our mouse ears while we celebrate!

If you are planning a special holiday visit to Disneyland you don’t want to miss Travel Tips: Disneyland with Infants and Toddlers and Celebrating a Birthday in Disneyland: How to Make it Amazing.

To see my Disneyland and California Adventure fun for the holiday, be sure to follow Brie Brie Blooms on Instagram!

Does your family have any special traditions for the Fourth of July?

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