The American Adventure is the host pavilion for the World Showcase. It’s located right in the middle. If you line up the entrance and the big silver ball, it will point right at the pavilion. Hey, we’re in America this area should be the best, right?
Inside this massive Colonial structure is a restaurant, a museum and a very large attraction. The restaurant serves hot dogs and hamburgers (standard American fast food). The museum has a huge rotunda and several exhibits that are historic and interesting. The attraction is very patriotic and has the biggest, most technologically advanced stage every built.
Photo by Mike Billick
Outside, there are historic shows. The Fife and Drum Corp performs on select days. There are flag ceremonies during the day. It’s all very well done.
Oh, yeah, you might even see old Ben hanging around.
The American Adventure
Photo by Patti from Dad’s Facebook page
The American Adventure is not only the name of the pavilion, it’s the name of the show. This is the story of America from beginning until today.
It shows the history of the country from the crossing of Valley Forge to the loud and inspiring launch of the first Space Shuttle.
Mark Twain and Ben Franklin are the hosts of this inspiring 29 minute show that combines scenes from history with a movie projected on a 72 foot wide screen and the largest rotating stage ever built.
The theater holds lots of people and is always a great place to cool off. This show tells the best about America. Don’t miss it.
OK, I know that America is kinda a baby when it comes to how long we’ve been around. And I know we don’t really have an “American” cuisine. But this is a bit silly. Disney chose for it’s flagship pavilion, to serve fast food.
Plain hamburgers and hot dogs. Nothing fancy. All of the other countries around “the World” have interesting sit down restaurants, but not America. Nope we’re stuck with hamburgers and hot dogs. Sad, don’t you think.
There is a lot going on around here. On the top of every hour there is a patriotic demonstration. Usually it’s the Fife and Drum Corp. They perform on Tuesdays through Saturdays usually 4 times a day. See your map for times.
You can also get serenaded in the rotunda before the show by the Voices of Liberty. They present a rousing patriotic show of 3 or 4 songs. It’s not to be missed.
American Gardens Theater
The American Gardens Theater is where all the big names appear. Seriously. During the year all sorts of singing acts do shows on the stage FOR FREE! Yes, free (once you get into the park.)
The theater is used for concerts during the spring and the International Flower and Garden Festival. During the summer with the Sounds Like Summer concerts. And in the fall with the Eat to the Beat concerts during the International Food and Wine Festival.
The Candlelight Processional
Photo by Mike Billick
But the biggest event in the American Gardens Theater is the Candlelight Processional in November and December. A 500 member chior, the Voices of Liberty and an orchestra perform the story of the birth of Christ.
Dad’s Bottom Line
The American Adventure is the host of Epcot’s World Showcase. It’s right in the middle. It’s the crown jewel. It is not to be missed.