The Walt Disney World Monorail fleet has joined in the 4th of July celebrations with red, white, and blue undercarriage lights. The LED lighting effects were added as part of the 50th anniversary of the resort in 2021, and like the lights on Spaceship Earth, they’re seemingly here to stay.
Each Monorail on the line tonight has the special changing color effect.
See the effect in action below.
The Monorails had a “party light” feature for New Year’s Eve also.
At the Transportation & Ticket Center, the newly-refurbished mini Monorails on the queue signs have debuted “undercarriage” lights to match, and are also sporting a patriotic look.
4th of July at Walt Disney World Resort
Celebration is in full swing for the Fourth of July 2023 at Walt Disney World, with fireworks displays and DJ dance parties kicking things off tonight at Magic Kingdom. The festivities will continue tomorrow evening as well.
In addition to the fireworks display, DJ booths have been set up throughout the park to keep the energy up and the party going.
The Disney Celebrates America! – A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky will be performed at 9:20 p.m. on July 4. There will also be U.S. Air Force flyover in the morning.
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. Spaceship Earth is lighting up red, white, and blue in the evenings.
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 read some of our food reviews:
- REVIEW: Celebrate with the Fourth of July Red Velvet Shake at EPCOT
- REVIEW: Patriotic Top Hat Cake Celebrates July 4th at Disney’s Riviera Resort