U.S. Air Force Flyover Announced for 4th of July at Magic Kingdom

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U.S. Air Force Flyover Announced for 4th of July at Magic Kingdom

The U.S. Air Force will fly over Magic Kingdom on the morning of the 4th of July, 2023.

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The flyover is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting. It will include a KC-135 “Stratotanker” and multiple F-35 Lightning II aircrafts.

We’ve previously seen multiple Air Force flyovers at Walt Disney World, including in past Octobers to mark National Veterans and Military Families Month.

4th of July at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World guests can celebrate the 4th of July 2023 in multiple different ways across the resort. Magic Kingdom will have the annual “Disney’s Celebrate America! — A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” This fireworks spectacular will be performed at 9:20 p.m. on July 3 and July 4. The celebration returned last year after a hiatus due to COVID-19 with new narration. Watch last year’s “Disney’s Celebrate America! — A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” below.

There will also be DJs throughout Magic Kingdom.

At EPCOT, the “Heartbeat of Freedom” tag will be performed at the end of “EPCOT Forever.” The tag was previously performed after “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” on Independence Day, and then was suspended for a few years due to COVID-19. Last year, it was performed after “Harmonious.” This will be the first (and potentially only) time it plays after “EPCOT Forever.”

A cappella group Voices of Liberty will also perform classic American songs in The American Adventure and Disney characters will appear at the pavilion in “Spirit of ’76” attire.

Fourth of July-inspired food items returning to Walt Disney World Resort this year include the Fourth of July Fruit Tart at Contempo Café in Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the Fourth of July Liege Waffle at Connections Café in EPCOT.

Check out all the Independence Day treats available at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Read our review of the Patriotic Top Hat Cake at Disney’s Riviera Resort.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

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