This week at Walt Disney World, several new perks for annual passholders are unveiled, more information is revealed about Disney's latest app, plus the lineup for this year's 4th of July festivities is confirmed!

Outside Walt Disney World, a new show is confirmed for Universal Studios Florida, and SeaWorld Orlado confirms its own 4th of July plans! 

1. Reserved seating now available for Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live! 

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Last week, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Live! began playing daily at America Gardens Theater at the back of Epcot's World Showcase at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8pm. And now, effective this week, annual passholders who want to see this show can visit The American Adventure to pick up a wristband for one of the five daily shows to guarantee seating.Wristband distribution begins at 11:00 AM and is first come, first serve. 

This show will be playing a limited engagement through the end of the summer, officially coming to a close on August 19th. 

2. Annual passholder magnet now available at Epcot

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And speaking of annual passholder perks at Epcot, effective this week Disney has moved the Donald Duck annual passholder magnet from Disney's Hollywood Studios to Epcot, which is now available at the Mouse Gears shop in Future World. 

3. July 4th entertainment lineup confirmed

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Walt Disney World has set the schedule for this year's 4th of July celebrations at the resort: 

  • At Magic Kingdom, guests on both July 3rd and 4th will be able to check out a special patriotic ‘Concert in the Sky’ Fireworks show at 9:15 PM. This is one of the most popular fireworks shows in the entire central Florida area (it is often simulcast on local news networks) and the park often reaches capacity long before the first firework goes off, so if you want to see this show, plan to get to the park early.
  • At Epcot, On July 4th, The Voices of Liberty a cappella group will perform traditional Americana songs on the America Gardens Theatre stage at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 PM. In addition, Disney Characters dressed in Independence Day attire will meet guests during the day at The American Adventure. To cap off the night, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth with feature a special July 4th finale.

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