California Theme Parks Launch 4th of July Fireworks – Orange County Register

California theme parks will celebrate Independence Day with all-American food, patriotic music, holiday-themed games and spectacular fireworks.

Festivities at Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California’s Great America are included in the price of admission.

Let’s take a closer look at California’s theme parks for the 4th of July weekend.


Disneyland will salute the stars and stripes on July 4 with fireworks to patriotic music.

Disneyland’s nighttime fireworks typically hit the sky above Sleeping Beauty’s Castle around 9:30 p.m.

The Anaheim theme park will feature red, white and blue decor and feature holiday-themed food and merchandise.

Hollywood Universal Studios

Universal Studios Hollywood will celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks display visible from multiple locations throughout the theme park.

The park’s Independence Day decor will be complemented by music from a fife and drum band.

Fireworks July 2-4 will be synced to a Universal-themed music score and patriotic songs beginning at 9 p.m.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm will celebrate Independence Day July 2-4 with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Buena Park Theme Park will host a backyard barbecue with live bands, DJ dance music and picnics as part of Knott’s Summer Nights event during the 4th of July weekend.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

The three-day 4th of July Festival at Six Flags Magic Mountain runs July 2-4 with nightly fireworks finales at 9:15 p.m. set to patriotic music.

The Six Flags fireworks display can be seen from the Main Gate Plaza and Full Throttle Zone at Valencia Amusement Park.

Sea World San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego’s spectacular fireworks display set to a patriotic soundtrack will begin at 8:50 p.m. July 2-4.

The 4th of July weekend festivities also include performances by Marine Band San Diego and American Flag ceremonies.

SeaWorld San Diego is offering 45% off online tickets as part of a 4th of July sale.

Legoland California

The 4th of July Red, White and Boom celebration at Legoland California will end at 8:30 p.m. with a fireworks display set to a patriotic musical tribute.

Carlsbad Park promises all-American fun with Lego character encounter photo ops throughout the day.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

The three-day 4th of July Festival at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom runs July 2-4 with nightly fireworks finales at 9 p.m. set to patriotic music.

Vallejo Amusement and Wildlife Park will serve up Patriotic Punch with a rock candy shaker in honor of the holiday.

California’s Great America

California’s Great America will cap off the Independence Day festivities at 9 p.m. with a fireworks display viewable from the Flight Deck roller coaster plaza and/or the Redwood Amphitheater.

The Santa Clara amusement park will be offering a 4th of July backyard barbecue with all-you-can-eat burgers, hot dogs and barbecue chicken for $30.