Following what has become an Independence Day trend whenever Disney has a brand-new fireworks spectacular, Disneyland will not be showing its traditional full fireworks show for the Fourth of July this year. Instead, there will a patriotic fireworks finale on July 4 that will follow the regularly scheduled Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.

In years prior, Disney has run the Celebrate America fireworks show from July 1 – 3 and then an extended version on July 4. This year, Disney will be following suit with what was done during the 50th Anniversary and 60th Anniversary years and only be running a patriotic “grand finale” that occurs immediately after the regular fireworks show.

But that’s not the only goings on in celebration of America’s Independence Day!

But Wait, There’s More!

On July 4th, the Disneyland Resort is celebrating the stars and stripes by welcoming the 1st Marine Division Band based out of Camp Pendleton, and participating in local parades in Anaheim and Huntington Beach. Organized in World War II, the 1st Marine Division Band consists of 50 Marine musicians and preserves our country’s strength and character, whether performing music or serving in a combat zone.

The 1st Marine Division Band will participate in the daily flag retreat ceremony at Disneyland park, followed by a pre-parade performance from Town Square to “it’s a small world” before the 6 p.m. showing of Pixar Play Parade. At 7 p.m., the band will perform a special concert at Fantasyland Theatre.

Guests can wrap up their Fourth of July celebration with a special patriotic finale after “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular.” Come let freedom ring at the Disneyland Resort, or in the community with Disney friends participating in the Huntington Beach and Anaheim Fourth of July celebrations. The parade in Huntington Beach will be broadcast live locally on ABC7, beginning at 10 a.m.