Fireworks, as usual, on tap at theme parks for Independence Day

When to watch the July 4th fireworks at Orlando's theme parks (One answer: July 3)

Fireworks are a crowd favorite at Orlando's theme parks, and that seems destined to intensify as we head into Independence Day.

Here is the schedule of the expected pyrotechnics for July 4th. All of the shows are included in regular admission.


• At Magic Kingdom, "Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" will be presented at 9 p.m. on two consecutive nights — July 3 and July 4. On the second evening, Walt Disney World will livestream the show over the internet. Go to the official Disney Parks Blog on Tuesday for instructions.

• Epcot's "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" will be enhanced by a patriotic finale on Tuesday. Show time is 9 p.m.

• At Disney's Hollywood Studios, "Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular" is set for 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday. It's preceded by the new "Disney Movie Magic" projections onto the park's Chinese Theater at 9 p.m. Both productions have laser action as well.

• There are no fireworks at Disney's Animal Kingdom, but there will be two rounds of the "Rivers of Light" show on Tuesday. They start at 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

• SeaWorld's Electric Ocean promotion includes the "Ignite" fireworks, which will begin at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. "Ignite" will be followed by additional patriotic pyro "honoring America's birthday," the SeaWorld website says.

• Universal Studios will present its usual end-of-night "Cinematic Spectacular" at the lagoon. Park hours for Tuesday are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

• At Legoland Florida, fireworks backed by patriotic music will go off Tuesday at 9 p.m. "Brick viewing glasses" will be distributed for special effects. The park's Pirates Cove stadium will open to visitors at 8 p.m. The Winter Haven park also will have a group build of an American flag starting at 11 a.m. or 407-420-5477