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Video: Disneyland and Walt Disney World celebrate Independence Day 2011 with massive fireworks displays

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World have once again hosted tens of thousands of guests for their Fourth of July celebrations, culminating in massive fireworks displays at both resorts.

Three of Walt Disney World's four parks commemorated the occasion with special events. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, a special "Rockin' 4th of July Celebration" concert was held, featuring Mulch, Sweat and Shears. Meanwhile, the Magic Kingdom hosted the headline event - the "Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky" fireworks display. A video of this is embedded below, courtesy of

Epcot's "Illumination: Reflections of Earth" show featured an additional section backed by traditional American themes dubbed "The Heartbeat of Freedom". This section was captured on video by Palm Tree Vacation Homes:

Disneyland also hosted a version of the “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” fireworks display, which ran on four consecutive nights between July 1-4. One performance was captured on camera by YouTube user kartman2k:

Attendance at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland is traditionally very high on July 4 and the surrounding days, with the parks offering an enhanced entertainment schedule to keep the crowds occupied.

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