40 Awesometacular Fireworks Photos!


As we approach the Fourth of July, it seems fitting to focus on “America” in the Disney theme parks. Walt Disney World and Disneyland are rife with Americana and Patriotic displays. The reason for this stems all the way back to Walt Disney himself, who loved America. He himself was probably as American as anyone could possibly be.

If you’re looking for the best spots to photograph or view the fireworks, check out our Best Magic Kingdom Fireworks Spots and Best Disneyland Fireworks Spots posts for maps of the best and worst locations, and sample photos from those spots!

Check back tomorrow for a Patriotic salute to “all nations, but mostly America” (minus the “all” nations part–it’ll just be a salute to America). If you need an immediate America at Disney “fix,” I suggest you check out these awesome America on Parade photos at ImagineeringDisney.com.

For now, as a salute to the OTHER thing that makes July 4th notable, here are some of my favorite fireworks photos from Walt Disney World and Disneyland.


Your Thoughts…

Which Disney fireworks show is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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11 Responses to “40 Awesometacular Fireworks Photos!”

  1. John B says:

    Tom, I swear your pictures are more beautiful than seeing the fireworks live!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Awesometacular is the only word possible to describe these pictures! Amazingly beautiful!

  3. Creed says:

    These photos are sooo amazing! I have never seen anything like this before. Keep being awesome.

  4. Abby says:

    These are all so fantastic! I was just telling my husband tonight that Disney has ruined fireworks for me. If it’s not choreographed to music and displayed behind a castle I’m just not that interested.

    Although I prefer the MK firework shows I really seem to gravitate towards your Disneyland firework photos. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tom Bricker says:

      I need to try some new angles on Disneyland. That spot in front of Partners is my de facto go-to location!

  5. Steph says:

    I wanted to change my desktop picture to some fireworks for the season, how hard was it to choose which one to use?!!? I’m glad you’re here to take beautiful shots of fireworks to capture the moments that I can’t!

  6. Sora says:

    Hey I’m a big fan of your photography, I was just curious if you could recommend some settings. I’m shooting on a d7000 my first dslr and I really could use some tips on shooting, I bought my tripod and have a 55-3000. I’m going to rent a Nikon 14-24 for the trip as well. I’m assuming you used a remote shutter control for it? your pics are amazing.

  7. Nicholle says:

    These pictures are Awesometacular! I love them!

  8. Tiffany says:

    Those turned out beautifully! I’d love to know what settings you use to shoot fireworks. My photos turned out Ok but I was brand new to the dslr world when I went last year. I’d love to be more prepared next time but I still haven’t found just the right settings. Also, what lens do you use for shots like this? TIA. :)

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