Fourth of July Events at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Are you ready to celebrate the red, white, and blue? Fourth of July is quickly approaching! (Can you believe we are just three weeks from the holiday?) If you’ll be in Walt Disney World, be prepared to celebrate Independence Day with a bang! So, if you are wanting to salute all nations, but mostly America, here are the ways you’ll be able to do it!Magic KingdomCelebrate with Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky which commemorates the Fourth of July with an incredible fireworks show that is choreographed to patriotic music. The best part about this fireworks spectacular is that they are shown on two nights – July 3 and July 4 at 9:15 p.m. So you have two chances to catch this special show.Looking to learn a little history? Then make sure you catch a performance of The Muppets Present…Great Moments in History. During the show, Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history all in a fun manner. This is a live show that is performed daily in Liberty Square.Another must see during the holiday is the Flag Retreat which takes place at 5:00 p.m. each day in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A.The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will be shown twice on both July 3 and 4 – once at 12:00 p.m. and once at 3:30 p.m. I will make sure to update this post as additional Fourth of July events for the resorts get announced!As a reminder, the Fourth of July is one of the busiest days of the year at Walt Disney World. Make sure you come prepared with a plan and pack your patience. (Oh and be prepared for the heat!)Fourth of July is a fun experience no matter where you are, but Walt Disney World certainly goes all out to celebrate America’s birthday. Disney’s Fort Wilderness ResortDisney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will offer several special events around the Fourth of July holiday:The Fourth of July 5K Run will take place on July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. On-site registration begins at 7:00 a.m. in the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. The run begins from that location at 7:30 a.m.The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade begins at 4:00 p.m. on July 4. This is a sight to see! Registration will be open June 24-30 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.The Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6:00-11:00 p.m. on July 4. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, contests, a movie, and more. In addition, the Fort Wilderness food truck will be available in the settlement area with delicious items for purchase.Patriotic SnacksLooking for a patriotic-inspired treat? Items will be able to be found throughout the resort, but here are a few you might not want to miss:A Fourth of July cupcake featuring an apple-pie filling at Creature Comforts and Isles of Java at Disney’s Animal KingdomA sparkly red-white-and-blue coconut macaroon dipped in white chocolate at BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk ResortPatriotic dipped strawberries and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse mini-domes at Amorette’s at Disney Springs Patriotic ApparelThe Walt Disney World Resort has introduced a new line of patriotic-inspired clothing, accessories, and more. The Star-Spangled Americana Collection features caps, magnets, cups, shirts, Mickey ears, bags, frames, magnets, and yes, there’s a brand new spirit jersey for the occasion! EpcotYou will not want to miss the fireworks spectacular, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. For July 4, the show will add a patriotic twist, with a special finale tag that celebrates America. Illuminations takes place at 9:00 p.m.Guests will absolutely not want to miss performances by the talented Voices of Liberty. This is an a cappella group who perform traditional Americana tunes during a 4th of July Concert at the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.Guests who love to meet characters can meet Disney favorites all dressed up to celebrate America’s birthday throughout the day at the American Adventure Pavilion.Finally, if you’re looking to get into the patriotic spirit, you do not want to miss the American Adventure show which is a journey through important moments in America’s history narrated by Audio-Animatronic figures of Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain. Prior to the show, make sure to stop in the American Heritage Gallery for “The Kinsey Collection.” This exhibit showcases 400 years of African-American achievement through rare art, documents, books and artifacts.Disney’s Hollywood StudiosGuests will be able to enjoy the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks spectacular. This show takes place at 10:00 p.m. and dazzles with themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the Star Wars saga, all set to that unforgettable film score. Oh and yes, there are new scenes to celebrate Solo: A Star Wars Story.Disney’s Animal KingdomOn Fourth of July, Guests can experience the Rivers of Light nighttime show.  Rivers of Light, celebrates a connection with nature through fire, water and light. Rivers of Light is shown twice at 9:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.last_img read more

Social Media in Africa, Part 3: Democracy

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Mzalendo is an aggregation platform for tracking the actions, activities and communication of Kenya’s Parliament. For people who want to make sure their elected officials are staying on task, it’s invaluable.When Moroccan blogger Mohamed Erraj was jailed for disparaging the government in his online magazine, Hespress, it was through the efforts of other bloggers (like the writers at GlobalVoicesOnline) and people using applications like Twitter that his story made international news. The added pressure of having the whole world paying attention is perhaps what convinced the Moroccan government to let him free where traditionally his actions could have resulted in much harsher punishment.Rethinking AfricaIn conclusion, Africa is producing some very unique and innovative technologies. There’s more to the continent than the things you see on TV – something people, especially in the tech industry, seem to forget. Where most other markets in the world are incredibly saturated, Africa offers the opportunity to start afresh: new ideas and a billion new people to use them. It’s a big place; nearly one billion people and a land mass where the sum is greater than that of China and the United States combined. For social entrepreneurs and investors, the innovation occurring here is a huge sign of progress that could potentially change the continent’s world standing forever. The most exciting aspect for me, however, is the decreased reliance on developmental aid and foreign groups to provide these solutions. The number of African developers who are beginning to create applications that offer solutions for their own communities is increasing and that, more than anything else, will shape the future of Africa.“If Africa is surprising, then you’re not paying enough attention.” Ethan Zuckerman at PICNIC08You can read more articles by Jon Gosier at Appfrica.net.See also:Social Media in Africa, Part 1and Social Media in Africa, Part 2: Mobile Innovations jonathan gosier 1 Traditionally, the greatest power that governments have held over their people has been information. The promise that connectivity brings to Africa is that people are now using that abundance of information for oversight of government and more interaction with administrations. To say that the propagation of internet and mobile connectivity in Africa has been disruptive is an understatement. A number of web and mobile applications are undermining the efforts of dictators and totalitarian governments, allowing them to be more readily be held accountable for their actions. In this post we profile some of them.Democratizing Information Through TechnologyWhen the Ethiopian government instituted an SMS filtering service to censor mobile communication, the developers behind Feedelix responded swiftly. They created their product Feedlix, a java-based client that supports Amharic, Chinese and Hindi characters. The application then uses GPRS, through internet protocols, to mimic SMS and bypass the censoring filter put in place by the government.Sokwanele is a civic action support group campaigning for freedom and democracy in Zimbabwe. Their website includes an ‘election violence map’ that provides detailed information related to localized occurrences of violence related to the election. During the most recent crisis in Zimbabwe, Sokwanele was used to get information out of the country when the government began restricting communication. Tags:#international#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more