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Disney to Fill July 4 Skies with Special Edition ‘Heritage’ Fireworks

m. at Disney-MGM Studios. The spectacular was the park’s “good-night kiss” for years following its premier in 1990 – until the Disney entertainment wizards crafted “Fantasmic!” which has been captivating guests most nights since 1998.

  • Fantasy in the Sky, familiar to generations of Magic Kingdom visitors who “oohed” and “ahhed” its bursts of color above Cinderella Castle for more than a quarter century beginning in 1975, will be presented at 9 p.m. in a special edition that includes extra dazzling pyrotechnics. “Wishes” fireworks spectacular replaced Fantasy in the Sky in 2003.

  • Meanwhile, Epcot’s nighttime spectacular, IllumiNations, will be presented at 10 p.m.

    Walt Disney World theme park hours on July 4: Magic Kingdom (9 a.m.-12:30 a.m.), Disney-MGM Studios (9 a.m.-10 p.m.), Epcot (9 a.m.-10 p.m.) and Disney’s Animal Kingdom (9 a.m.-6 p.m.).