Audio-Animatronics, film and music bring America's past to life during this 30-minute show at the American Adventure Pavilion.
Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain are your guides on this inspiring journey through our young nation’s short, but storied history. Join them atop the Statue of Liberty’s torch as they salute America’s greatest resource: its people.
Take your seat in a stately theater featuring elegant Corinthian-style chandeliers, archways and columns and watch America’s story unfold. In this dramatic retelling enhanced with 35 Audio-Animatronics figures, rear-projection film footage and stirringly patriotic songs, experience the pioneering can-do spirit that propelled this country to greatness.
Twelve faux marble statues, 6 on either side of the 72-foot screen, embody the American ideals of Individualism, Innovation, Independence, Self-Reliance and more. Watch and see how these ideals precipitated key events like the landing of the Mayflower, the Boston Tea Party, the winter at Valley Forge, the penning of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War, industrialization and the Great Depression. Along the way, you’ll also meet such luminaries as:
A feat of entertainment, engineering and aesthetics, The American Adventure took Disney Imagineers 5 years to complete. The beautiful building in which it is housed was intended as a “people’s mansion,” taking design cues from the classic Georgian style of the late 1700s, Colonial Williamsburg, Independence Hall, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and the Old State House in Boston.
The façade of the American Adventure Pavilion is made of 110,000 bricks handmade from Georgia red clay, aged for an authentic look and feel. Its central rotunda is approximately 35 feet high, with its dome adding another 10 feet. The pavilion itself encompasses an expansive 108,555 square feet!
The American Adventure’s theater can accommodate up to 1,024 Guests, and there’s not a bad seat in the house. All of the pivotal moments in American history you’ll see appear and disappear seamlessly through the use of a computer-controlled movable device under the stage dubbed the “war wagon.” Ten different sets are stored there and are moved forward or backward on cue by this technological marvel. Just another example of good old-fashioned American ingenuity!