World Showcase: The American Adventure

In our attraction series today, I’m taking an in depth look at the show and pavilion that is the American Adventure in Epcot’s World Showcase.  In addition to what I’m writing today here, I’m also guest posting over at my friend Jodi’s site, Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, where I’m also writing about the pavilion.  To link on over to the post there, you will find a link at the bottom of this post.

My idea for this post was to focus more on the attraction, but in doing my research, I learned some incredibly cool things that I didn’t realized when I first wrote my post for MMS.  As a result, I’m going to give a little bit of information about the structure that houses almost all of the elements to this great pavilion first.

Did you know…

That the building is made up of 110,000 bricks made from Georgia red clay?  Or that the pavilion itself comprises a stunning 108,555 square feet?!  Lastly, did you know that the “war wagon” — as it is known — is a computer operated device that moves and loads the different scenes in the show automatically, and that there are ten different sets underneath the stage that the “war wagon” controls?

We, The People

The theater that is housed inside the American Adventure pavilion seats 1,024 people, and in the theater, the show We, The People tells more about the greatest resource that our great country has — it’s people.

In the show, which is narrated by Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin, you will learn about some of the great moments in the history of our country, including the following:

  • The landing of the Mayflower
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • Winter at Valley Forge
  • The writing of the Declaration of Independence
  • The Civil War
  • Industrialization
  • The Great Depression

While you are learning more about these moments in American History, you will also meet some of the great people from those time periods, including the following:

  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Chief Joseph
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Will Rogers
  • Teddy Roosevelt

This show, which is one of the best at Epcot, in my opinion, doesn’t get the due credit it deserves.   Too many people think that this show is boring, or that it is only good as a way to get out of the hot Florida sun, or as a place to take a nap.  This is unfortunate, because the American history that this show looks at is a part of what made our country great.

It is my belief that, if we were to look to our past, we could use the lessons that we learned there and restore our country to what it once was — the greatest country in the world.

For a greater look at the entire American Adventure pavilion, stop on over and visit my friend Jodi’s site Magical Mouse Schoolhouse to learn more in a special guest post by yours truly!



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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!