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Vacationing in Orlando for the Fourth of July? 6 Fun Ways to Celebrate

Posted by Sharon Harley on Jun 12, 2017 10:03:47 AM

4th of July Fireworks DisneyFourth of July is the pinnacle of summer celebrations, the day in which we celebrate the founding of the U.S. of A with backyard BBQs, thick slices of watermelon, waterfront recreation, and plenty of fireworks. If you are looking to enjoy water slides, lazy rivers, and plenty of bright fireworks this Fourth of July, then an Orlando vacation is right up your alley.

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Check out these 6 fun ways to celebrate the 4th this year:

1. Knight Lights at LEGOLAND Florida

Enjoy special extended park hours with unique opportunities to build and create alongside Master Model Builders. This is an especially great holiday pick for families with young or creatively minded children and teenagers. For July 4th, there is a special patriotic-themed fireworks show over Lake Eloise.

2. Disney's Celebrate America! - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

No one does magic quite like Disney. If your favorite Independence Day tradition is fireworks then the Magic Kingdom is where you want to go.

3. Independence Day at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal's Independence Day celebrations are ideal for those who enjoy more modern light shows. Here, guests will enjoy the highly popular Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular. This cinematic adventure merges the latest in projection technology with lasers and pyrotechnics that provide for a true one-of-a-kind experience.

4. Wall St. Plaza's Red, White & Brew

This celebration starts on July 3rd and involves two exciting nights of all-out block parties featuring the best in brews, food, games, giveaways, live music, and so much more.

5. Fireworks at the Fountain

The annual Fireworks at the Fountain takes place at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando and is the ideal choice for those vacationers who love to celebrate the holiday traditionally. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will be hosting the event with free music, Orlando fireworks display, and laser show. Make sure you pack your picnic blankets before you head down to this park for this classic summer festival.

6. Red Hot and Boom

One of the largest 4th of July celebrations in Orlando, “Red Hot and Boom” is held at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida. This celebration is hosted by iHeartRadio and XL 106.7 and includes huge headliner performers and acts including: Kaleo, Hey Violet, Austin Mahone, and AJR.


Our luxury rental homes come equipped with everything you need to feel like you are at home, even when you're not. Prepare 4th of July themed snacks and meals to take with you to all of the fun parks and attractions!

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