The American Adventure Overview | Disney’s EPCOT Attractions

Be inspired by a retelling of the US history and the spirit that started this nation at The American Adventure in Epcot!

The American Adventure Details

Walt Disney World Park Epcot
Location in Park World Showcase
Height Restrictions Any Height
Age Interests Any Age
Thrill Type Show
Hours 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM
Wait Times Low
Genie+ Not
Accessibility Information No need to Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV, Audio Description, Handheld Captioning, Assistive Listening
The American Adventure
The American Adventure can be found in the World Showcase’s largest pavilion: America.

Attraction Overview

Experience the American story with this patriotic, 29 minute long show. With over 35 audio-animatronics and digital rear projections, you can get an up-close look at the beginning days of the America’s history.

In the Colonial Theater, located in the America Pavilion of the World Showcase, this show is presented on a 72-foot screen. This theater was designed with a classic Georgian style that was typical of the 1700s. Elements of this theater were inspired by Colonial Williamsburg, Independence Hall, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and the Old State House in Boston.

As this spirited story unfolds, historical figures Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain will guide you through some of the country’s most impactful moments. These important events include the landing of the Mayflower, the Boston Tea Party, the winter at Valley Forge, the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War, and the Great Depression. Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Jefferson, Chief Joseph, and Teddy Roosevelt are other people from history who are represented in this show.

Unlike other Disney show offerings, The American Adventure is full of elaborate sets. 10 different times during this show the set is changed by a computer-controlled movable device. This show also has the first ever audio-animatronic that appears to be walking.

The American Adventure
The American Adventure is presented several times throughout the day.


American Adventure on Map

Location & Wait Times

The American Adventure is located in at the American Pavilion in the World Showcase. This pavilion is between the Japan and the Italy pavilions. The American Pavilion is the largest of those in the World Showcase. The Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue is the pavilion’s quick service dining option that can be found next to the American Adventure.

There is little to no wait for the American Adventure because it’s a scheduled show. Currently this patriotic show is offered at 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM. If you arrive early, you can hear the Voices of Liberty perform in the lobby of the American Pavilion at 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM. The Voices of Liberty is a choral group that performs some classic American tunes while dressed in period appropriate clothing.

American Pavilion
The Voices of Liberty perform in the rotunda of the American Pavilion.

Queue Experience

The building that houses the American Adventure is very grand and has much to offer. In addition to the Voices of Liberty, there are exhibits that you can explore while you wait for your showtime. Right now, you will find a Soul (2020) themed exhibit. The walls of the rotunda are also lined with quotes from influential Americans, like Althea Gibson, Charles A. Lindbergh, Ayn Rand, and, of course, Walt Disney!

American Adventure Soul
Soul was released in 2020 on Disney+.

Just a few minutes before the show, a cast member will direct those waiting for the American Adventure to the Hall of the Flags. Just as the name suggests, this room is filled with 44 flags including Revolutionary War flags, colonial flags, and even flags from the other countries that had claimed land in the US. This hall also has two escalators and a set of stairs that will take you to up to the theater.

American Adventure Hall of flags
Head up the Hall of Flags escalators to reach the theater.

Written by

Emily Murray

Contributing Writer

For as long as Emily can remember, Disney has played a huge role in her life. Her infatuation with Disney resulted in many hours spent rewatching Toy Story and creating multiple powerpoints to convince her parents to book yet another vacation to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”. In 2015, Emily followed one of her dreams and moved to Orlando, Florida where she spent just over five years working for the mouse in three separate roles. Emily is passionate about writing and using words creatively and concisely. She loves to make others laugh and hopes to sprinkle a little bit of magic into everything she does.

One comment on “The American Adventure Overview | Disney’s EPCOT Attractions

  1. Great show and very patriotic! The theater it is shown in is absolutely beautiful as well. HUGE, so there are plenty of seats. Great way to get out of the sun and let your feet rest from all the walking you’ll do in Epcot!

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