A Salute to All Nations, But Mostly America!!
|July 4, 2013||Posted by Running at Disney under Disney Parks, Miscellaneous|
Well I’m stuck here in CT for the holiday, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be enjoying the 4th of July celebration in WDW!! I don’t think I could ever deal with the holiday crowds down there or the heat in WDW at this time of year, but that’s why social media is so great! There are so many people who are in the World enjoying all the festivities that I can pretend like I’m there! But if I was there, here’s what I would be doing…
Since Epcot is the largest of the parks and the crowds are bound to be large, I will probably spend the majority of my day here. But before heading over, I would fuel up with a hearty breakfast at Cape May Cafe. This is one of my favorite breakfast spots because the food is great (hello breakfast pizza!!) and there are great character interactions!
After a giant breakfast, a nice long walk around World Showcase would be great. And because it’s the 4th of July, we would need to make a stop at the America pavilion to see The America Adventure and also check out the Voices of Liberty. What better way to celebrate the 4th?!
A tour around World Showcase would take the majority of the afternoon and while Illuminations sounds tempting for the 4th of July, Disney’s Hollywood Studios would be calling me. Not only do I LOVE this park, but fireworks here are few and far between so I would take full advantage of the opportunity. But before the show, I would stop for a drink and maybe even dinner at 50s Prime Time Cafe. Well at the Tune-In Lounge to be exact.
I love the kitchy atmosphere of 50s Prime Time and it’s just the perfect place to get a nice reprise from the July heat. A nice libation and sharing “A Samplin’ of Mom’s Favorite Recipes’s” sounds like a great way to round out the 4th. How can you go wrong with fried chicken and meatlof?!
After fueling up, it’s time to head out to Hollywood Boulevard and claim a spot for the fireworks. I remember LOVING Sorcery in the Sky back in the 90s, so seeing fireworks at the Studios would put the icing on the cake of my Disney geekdom. At least I have this video from last year:
Sigh…that’s an amazing way to celebrate the 4th huh?!? Well that’s my ideal 4th of July in Walt Disney World…what’s yours???