When I was little, the 4th of July was only about fireworks, camping, fireworks, s’mores, fireworks, and fireworks. My favorite were the ground blooms that spun in the middle of the road when my dad would throw them out there. I also loves the fountains that did NOT whistle. I loved the white ones, they looked like diamonds to me. In the sky, I loved, and still do, the ones that squiggle through the darkness. They look sort of like glow in the dark tadpoles.
Today, the 4th of July has a different meaning. A much deeper meaning. More patriotic, more country focused. And I’m trying to teach my kids that too. July 4th is the day that Thomas Jefferson penned our Declaration of Independence, thus declaring our independence from Great Britain.
So, in honor of this momentous celebration of freedom, I want to talk about Disney fireworks. Just a brief bunch of trivia that you may find interesting.
- You will always find a Mickey Mouse shaped firework in a Disney display.
- Fireworks are electronically controlled so they can be set to music.
- Disney spends between $41,000 and $55,000 PER NIGHT on pyrotechnics.
- Special displays include Christmas, New Years, Halloween, and of course, The 4th of July.
- Shows last about 20 minutes. They are designed with the utmost care and safety.
Please be safe, whatever you are doing this Independence Day. And if you spend between $41,000 and $55,000 on your fireworks display, PLEASE INVITE ME!
Happy 4th of July! Happy Independence Day!