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10 Options for Celebrating July 4, In or Out of Theme Parks

July 4, 2014 | WMFE, Orlando -- Independence Day events are already underway. 90.7 News has the rundown on options for celebration.

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Central Florida steps up its nightly celebrations for Independence Day. That’s according to Mark Jaronski, vice-president of Global Communications at Visit Orlando.  He says, “We are a destination that many people recognize has July Fourth-type fireworks celebrations every night of the year,” he says.  “So, when it comes to the real July Fourth, Orlando is certainly one of the best places in the country to be.”  Below are options for people who want to visit the theme parks – or avoid them.


Theme Parks

 1. DISNEY WORLD: Celebrations run through the weekend with a July 4 Concert in the Sky on July 4.

2. LEGOLAND: Red, Brick and Boom involves fireworks that look like bricks and a huge American flag visitors can help make out of Legos.

3. SEAWORLD: The park enhances its Summer Nights performance for the holiday.

4. UNIVERSAL: Universal 360: A Cinesphere Spectacular will have patriotic elements for the holiday.

5. FAMILY OUTFEST: A number of LGBT events will take place both inside and outside of the parks.



 1. ORLANDO: The annual firework display starts just after 9 p.m. on July 4 at Lake Eola Park’s fountain.

2. SANFORD: Star-Spangled Sanford has music, food and fireworks, starting around 5 p.m. on July 4 on the Riverwalk.

3. ALTAMONTE SPRINGS: Red, Hot and Boom is on July 3 at Crane’s Roost Park.

4. CELEBRATION: The town center is holding a Sci Fi 4th of July.

5. HAINES: The largest fireworks display in Polk County is Thunder on the Ridge at Lake Eva Park.


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