Park Watch: What’s Happening This Month

JULY 2023

Oh say can you see… all the summer fun happening in Disney Parks this month?!

Disney World

4th of July Celebrations

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” – a nighttime patriotic fireworks spectacular returns this year to the Magic Kingdom for the holiday weekend. Shows will take place July 3 and July 4 at 9:20 p.m.

In EPCOT, a cappella vocal group, Voices of Liberty, will perform numbers from the American songbook under the rotunda in The American Adventure pavilion while some favorite Disney characters will don their “Spirit of ’76” attire and meet with guests throughout the day. “EPCOT Forever,” the limited-time nighttime spectacle of fireworks, lasers, lighting, and special effects, will include a patriotic Fourth of July grand finale – Heartbeat of Freedom.

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Show

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Show comes to an end, with it’s last day on July 4, leading a the rare few weeks of a festival free EPCOT experience.

Disney H2O Glow After Hours at Typhoon Lagoon 

Disney H2O Glow After Hours events continue this month at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. This late night splash fest includes a DJ dance party with some beloved Disney characters, special park lighting effects, glowing accessories, plus snacks and drinks. And of course, all of the attractions at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will be available.

This is a separate ticket event and will be held on July 1, 3, 8, 15, 22, 29 and 31, August 5, 12, 19 and 26, and September 2.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival begins on July 27th and runs through November 18. This popular festival event includes an awesome variety of food with over 25 global marketplace booths, great wine selections, entertainment, and more.

Disney has released the full line-up for the popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series that includes Boyz II Men, Hanson, 98° and more! Eat to the Beat Dining Packages will go on sale July 6, so you’ll be able to setup MouseWatcher alerts to snag a seat for your favorite performances!

Flavors of Florida – Disney Springs

Savor the flavors of summer during this Disney Springs celebration. From July 1 through August 13, over 30 locations all throughout Disney Springs will be featuring a variety of the best homegrown dishes, snacks and sips the Sunshine State can offer. There will also be live culinary demonstrations from the experts at Jaleo by José Andrés, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Wine Bar George and more. Plus, enjoy tasty samples!


4th of July Celebrations

Disneyland Park celebrates America’s independence on July 4 with red, white and blue decorations, treats and drinks. The celebration features its signature Independence Day show, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.” Disney California Adventure also usually presents fireworks in a patriotic salute before World of Color.

Disneyland’s 68th Birthday

“To all who come to this happy place; welcome.” Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955 and every year on this anniversary, the park celebrates Disneyland’s birthday. There’s typically special merchandise and souvenirs available only on that day as well as special character celebrations throughout the day.

Rogers: The Musical at Disney’s California Adventure

This brand new musical performance is a meta-parody musical featured in the first episode of the Disney+ series “Hawkeye.” (It’s suuuuuper cringey but that’s kind of the point.) This limited-run one-act musical theater production debuted on June 30 at Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure and there’s been no official word on what the final show date could be.

San Fransokyo Square at Disney California Adventure Park

While completion of the full San Fransokyo Square area is still officially listed as opening “Summer 2023”, guests will be able to start sampling some of the new dishes that will be available as early as mid-July. Guests will be able to sample new San Fransokyo selections at Lucky Fortune Cookery, and the Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería will officially open. In the weeks following, additional dining options, unique shopping and more will be introduced as the transformation of this area continues through mid-August.