A Salute to All Nations, But Mostly America!!

Sam EagleHappy Fourth of July!!  I mean really, who better represents this country better than Sam Eagle, right??

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!

Sarah & Minnie

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?!

Tune-in Lounge Disney Hollywood Studios 2013 - Moms Favorite RecipesAfter 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???

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  • I think if I was in WD W today for the 4th, I’d spend the hottest part of the day by the pool, honestly. And since Epcot is my fav park, head over later on and just stroll World Showcase. And we’d have to see Illuminations, no doubt about that!

  • I would probably have a day very similar to yours! I always wanted to see the fireworks at Studios since they only have them for special occasions… Though last year I was working at the Polynesian running between the luau and the pool bar and everything stopped during the fireworks, and a fellow cast member and I got to watch the fireworks and listen to the music by the water… Very magical! I would recommend that to anyone wanting to beat some of the crowds 🙂

    • I’ve still never seen fireworks from the Poly beach! I’m sure the holiday perimeter fireworks were amazing from there! Definitely on my to do list…

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