When families think of summer vacation, many anticipate a Walt Disney World vacation. As the Disney Parks continue to navigate operating amid the pandemic — and as they are loosening restrictions when they can — summer is becoming very popular in Walt Disney World. Guests are booking theme park reservations for early July, including July 4 and the surrounding days.
If you’re preparing to visit the parks in Walt Disney World during the 4th of July, here is what is still available during Independence Day weekend.
4th of July weekend calendar
Many Disney fans look forward to spending the summer relaxing by a pool in a Walt Disney World Resort. Although the summer months in Walt Disney World can become very crowded in the past, a lot has changed. Since the pandemic began, Disney implemented a new system for controlling capacity — the theme parks are limiting capacity using the Disney Park Pass reservation system, and currently, capacity is limited to 35%.
The Disney Theme Park Reservation Availability calendar is a useful tool where Guests can check the desired date to enter a theme park. You must have a valid ticket and reservation to enter a park.
As of now, theme park ticket holders (those Guests without Annual Passes or Disney Resort hotel reservations) have booked up Disney’s Hollywood Studios for July 1 and 2 and booked Magic Kingdom for July 4. All other parks are available so be sure to reserve them soon if your vacation is reserved for the 4th of July weekend.
Fortunately, Saturday, July 3 is still up for grabs for all four parks so if you’re a Galaxy’s Edge fan or love Magic Kingdom, we suggest you make a reservation as soon as possible!
Reservations for Select Resort Hotel Guests
Furthermore, Guests who are staying at select resort hotels have the same 4th of July fate. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is booked for July 1 and 2 and Magic Kingdom is booked for July 4th. All other Disney Parks are available from July 1 to 4 and the rest of the month.
As a reminder, if either Magic Kingdom or Disney’s Hollywood Studio theme parks are of importance to you during Independence Day weekend, be sure to check Saturday, July 3 as all four Disney parks are still available.
Reservations for Annual Passholders
For Annual Passholders planning a Walt Disney World summer, Guests still have time to reserve any Disney theme park. The entire month of July is available. Remember during the summer holidays and especially during the 4th of July weekend can feel like a special occasion and draw in fans, so be sure to book your reservations as quickly as possible.
Disney 4th of July Fireworks?
Disney has not announced any new fireworks shows coming to Walt Disney World Resort this year, and fireworks are currently suspended for the time being. The theme parks at Walt Disney World were closed on July 4, 2020, so this year will be the first time Guests can visit the parks for the 4th of July in two years. Many Guests are looking forward to celebrating America in Disney style!
However, keep in mind that at this time, Disney has not said that there will be anything special happening in the parks for the 4th of July this year. We can only hope that in the next few months, Disney will announce a Fourth of July Celebration event, but right now nothing is for certain. We at Inside the Magic will keep you informed if any summer announcements come to light.
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