Happy 4th of July!

By Cory Disbrow on July 4th, 2013   |    Posted in:  Disney Photo Spotlight   |    4 Comments

To celebrate today’s holiday, here are some photos from last night’s performance of the Magic Kingdom 4th of July fireworks as seen from the beach of the Polynesian Resort. I ended up shooting the whole show in portrait mode, as I only brought with me a 35mm lens, which was nowhere near wide enough to capture the show in landscape. With some cropping, it was possible to get some square crops, but I actually like a lot of the portrait ones I got. Here they are!



It is amazing to see during this show how high the bursts go, and how small they make Cinderella Castle look.





It is always a wow moment when the 360 degree fireworks come on to close out the show.


Such a fun show to see and shoot, as well as a great way to honor our country. All these photos were taken with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and my newly acquired Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens, both of which are available at Amazon. Thanks for reading!



  1. Charles Vitale   |   Jul 4, 2013

    As always, amazing shots! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Woody Woodward   |   Jul 4, 2013

    Great photos Cory. I was on the beach at the Polynesian last year with my son for the 4th and it was awesome. I love looking at your photos. Great job as always

  3. Karen   |   Jul 4, 2013

    These are beautiful! Would love to visit during the 4th…the fireworks look spectacular!

  4. Bobby   |   Jul 6, 2013

    I tried to get on Poly beach for the 4th but they were checking room keys this year. I guess to avoid too large of a crowd. :-(

    We actually found a spot on the transportation center dock next door where I got a full view of the show AND the train station with the castle in the back. Got a lot of great photos from there!



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