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American Adventure Pavilion

American pavilion - Epcot

The American Adventure pavilion is a colonial-style mansion whose roots are found in the architecture of Independence Hall, Boston's Old State House, Monticello, and Colonial Williamsburg. The 110,000 bricks used on the building are all hand-made from Georgia clay and were tinted and aged to add authenticity. The interior floors are made from marble and copper.

 

The lobby and halls are lined with quotations from notable Americans such as Walt Disney, Althea Gibson, Charles A. Lindbergh, Ayn Rand, Thomas Wolfe, Wendell Wilkie, and Jane Addams. The artwork depicts the development of the United States.

Across the World Showcase promenade on the lagoon is the outdoor stage and amphitheater known as the America Gardens Theatre. Live shows such as the Candlelight Processional, Garden Rocks concert series, and Eat to the Beat concerts are held here.

Guests can catch “Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!” five times a day from June 9 through August 19, 2018, live on the America Gardens Theatre stage.

The American Adventure Pavilion is all about patriotism, with the gardens planted in hues of red, white, and blue. The roses are all varieties that are named for U.S. Presidents.

The 8-part a cappella singing group, Voices of Liberty, performs American folk songs in the rotunda of The American Adventure. (Performances are Wednesday through Sunday.) They can also be found on the outdoor stage at America Gardens Theatre Mondays and Tuesdays, singing arrangements of popular American songs. If you're in the area and have a few minutes, this group is definitely worth checking out. A 5-part a cappella group, American Music Machine, performs on the America Gardens Theatre stage Wednesdays through Sundays in the afternoons. They sing contemporary American hits.

Dining

While there is no sit-down restaurant here, the counter service restaurant, Liberty Inn, serves American fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, salads, fruit plates and, of course, apple pie and ice cream.

There is also the Fife & Drum which serves Turkey Legs, hot dogs, and smoothies.

The Funnel Cake Stand is a free-standing booth to the right of the American Adventure pavilion offering funnel cakes with toppings.

Block & Hans serves American craft beers and Mickey pretzels.

Attractions

American Adventure

Before entering the American Adventure theatre, you will see a collection of the flags which have represented the United States during the course of its history. The show is a patriotic look at the concepts America was founded on. Hosted by Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain, the 29-minute show blends Audio-animatronics with images shown on a 72' rear projection screen.

There are 6 statues on each side of the theatre which represent Individualism, Innovation, Tomorrow, Independence, Compassion, Discovery, Freedom, Heritage, Pioneering, Knowledge, Self-Reliance, and Adventure.

American Adventure  - Epcot

There are 35 Audio-animatronic figures used in scenes depicting the Pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth Rock, the Boston Tea Party, George Washington at Valley Forge, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War, slavery, and the invention of the telephone.

Disney's attention to detail is evident in the speeches and broadcasts used. They are often the original text and, where available, the actual recordings.

For hearing impaired guests, assistive listening devices are available at Guest Services. Deaf guests may use the reflective captioning stands, ask a Cast Member at the entrance for assistance. The theatre is wheelchair accessible. All areas of the American Adventure are wheelchair accessible.

A brand new exhibition is coming to the American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure pavilion in the summer of 2018 called “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art.” This exhibition will feature interactive elements where some of the artists will share the creative process and inspirations behind their works in their own words.

Shopping

The Heritage Manor Gifts shop is small. You'll find a very limited selection of apparel & accessories, pins, food & spirits, gifts & housewares, toys & plush, art & collectibles.

FUN FACTS: Although the American Adventure building is actually five stories high, "forced perspective" makes it look only two stories high, so that it accurately reflects colonial architecture (in which buildings were never more than two stories.)

HIDDEN MICKEYS: In the foyer of the American Adventure, check out the three holes on the girder. During the show when the Statue of Liberty is shown and the torch set rises, behind the torch the cloud of smoke forms a Mickey.

 


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