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United States Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase

When you arrive at the United States Pavilion at Epcot you step back into America’s colonial past at Epcot’s American Pavilion where guests will enjoy classic American treats and architecture – and maybe even learn something new about American history!

No pavilion in the World Showcase is breathed through as quickly as this one (most guests walk right past it!), which is truly a shame as it features one of Epcot’s most highly rated shows – American Adventure!

Attractions

American Adventure - is a 29-minute tour of American history hosted by Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain.

The adventure takes place inside the two story building in the pavilion.

This show blends Disney’s signature audio-animatronics with a projected film detailing the history of the United States from Plymouth Rock to the advent of the telephone.

You won't even notice as time passes by because of the great detail that is taken to give every theater guest a great experience.

There is also a wonderful, small museum that hosts various exhibits relating to American history.

The America Gardens Theatre – hosts a variety of live shows and concerts, including the Candlelight Processional, Eat to the Beat, and Flower Power.

Voices of Liberty – is a group of American acapella folk singers.

They perform both current hits and old classics.

Dining

TheLiberty Inn – is a much-overlooked quick-service spot with a lovely indoor dining area and tasty American fare that includes burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, salads, and desserts.

Fife & Drum – offers turkey legs, hot dogs, smoothies, and more.

TheFunnel Cake Stand – is a great place to enjoy one of these American carnival favorites with your choice of toppings.

Shopping

Heritage Manor Gifts – is a shop that sells t-shirts, bags,candies, wine and other souvenirs.

 

The main building in the United States Pavilion has the illusion of being a much smaller structure. There are actually five floors in this building. It also houses a gift shop, museum and theater. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase
The main building in the United States Pavilion has the illusion of being a much smaller structure. There are actually five floors in this building. It also houses a gift shop, museum and theater. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase
The Heritage Manor Gifts shop is on the right side of the main building in the United States Pavilion. While the shop arrears to be rather small it is actually full of a wide selection of items. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase The current exhibit, The Kinsey Collection, using replica lanterns that guide you through the collection. The voices you hear are those of famous actors and actresses. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase The American Heritage Gallery is inside the main building in the United States Pavilion. There is a great deal of American history that makes it to this mini museum throughout the year. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase The replica lanterns come to life when you turn the lever. A voice will tell a story as the center of the lantern illuminates. Each one has an informative story and an intriguing glow. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Inside the min building you will also find benches to relax on. Another treat is the singing that takes place in the center of the hall. After a few classic songs the performers take song requests as you wait for The American Adventure Attraction to begin. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Get ready to walk the red carpet once the next showing of The American Adventure Attraction begins. Due to the length of the show you want to make sure that you arrive a at least a few minutes early so you aren't waiting 45 minutes for the next viewing. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase This short walk-thru museum houses many great relics like an 18th century almanac. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Inside the American Heritage of Gallery you will find things like an original print of Frederick Douglass' book 'My Bondage and My Freedom' and his bust. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase With each exhibit hosted at the American Heritage Gallery you will find a placard that details the origins of the exhibits and the collectors that helped share this great American history. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Inside the main theatre you will find six (6) statues that line each of the two walls. Each statue represents a specific American value including compassion, innovation and freedom. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Find old relics like this kerosene lantern around the United States Pavilion. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase The main theatre that houses the American Adventure Attraction feels like a grand 19th century theatre. Inside of the theatre every seat provides a great few of the 29 minute show that is narrated by Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase In the United States Pavilion there is even a Kitcot Fun Stop. In this covered area children can color, play games and relax during their visit to the World Showcase. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase The open air gift shop is full of great gifts waiting to be purchased. Look through the shelves and bins for some great finds. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase USA t-shirts are always in supply at the United States Pavilion. There are options available for both children and adults. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Inside the gift shop there are great smelling bath scrubs and body lotions available to purchase. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Inside the gift shop you will find a large assortment of gifts including wine, marmalades and even moonshine! #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Inside the American Heritage Gallery you will find the walls outfitted with wallpaper that expand on the history held within the mini museum. Read the walls, look through the glass cases and listen to the stories as they come to life before your eyes. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase The America Gardens Theatre hosts a variety of special events throughout the year in addition to daily performances. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Eat to the Beat is one of the annual concert series that takes place at the America Gardens Theatre. Many big name acts take this stage on a regular basis. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase Just across the walkway from the main building in the United States Pavilion. A marquee just outside of the America Gardens Theatre announces the performances for the day. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase During the wait for the next American Adventure Attraction enjoy the music from the performers in the main hall. If you have mobility issues let a cast member know and you will be moved to the second level where you get a birds eye view of the performance. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase As you exit the theatre after the American Adventure Attraction you will see a number of motivational quotes on the ceiling beams. #AmericanPavillion #WorldShowcase

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Fun Facts

Even though the American Adventure building only looks two stories high, it’s actually five stories!

Disney Imagineers used an optical illusion trick called “forced perspective” to make the building seem smaller, as colonial architecture is rarely more than two floors tall.

The six statues on each side of the American Adventure theatre represent Individualism, Innovation, Tomorrow, Independence, Compassion, Discovery, Freedom, Heritage, Pioneering, Knowledge, Self-Reliance, and Adventure.

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