Pavilion Setting: The United States Pavilion is housed inside of a single Colonial-style mansion that was built using 110,000 hand-made Georgian clay bricks. Inside of the mansion you’ll find a display of all 44 flags that have flown over the United States and inspiring quotes from famous Americans. Outside of the Pavilion are the American Gardens Theater and a beautiful American Flag themed rose garden.
Attraction Info: The main attractions are the “Voices of Liberty” and the “American Adventure.“ The Voices of Liberty is a costumed a cappella group that sings patriotic songs in the Pavilion’s foyer. They usually start singing about 15 minutes before the American Adventure is set to start and they’ll invite you to enter the theater when they finish singing.
The American Adventure is a 30-minute show featuring animatronics and film. The theater seats more than 1,000 so it’s unlikely your wait time will be any longer than it takes for the previous show to finish. The next show time is clearly labeled outside the theater. Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin narrate several important historical scenes and the show ends with a touching film and a highlighting of the twelve figures located around the theater. The American Adventure is also available during Evening Extra Magic Hours and you can pop in and watch it after Illuminations if you didn’t get a chance to see it during the day. It’s not a “must-see,” but it is a nice show that highlights American courage, ingenuity, and compassion.
The Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps is a band that dresses up in Colonial-era clothing and plays patriotic songs outside on the promenade. The show usually lasts about 15 minutes and is worth stopping for if you’re in the area when they’re playing.
Dining Options: The U.S. Pavilion is the only World Showcase country without a table-service restaurant. The Liberty Inn is the largest air-conditioned quick service in the World Showcase. Options aren’t particularly varied or unique, but it has added a chicken flatbread and black bean burger, both of which are nice choices. The United States Pavilion also features a funnel cake kiosk that serves funnel cakes in the $6-$12 range (depending on toppings). Finally, the Fife and Drum Tavern serves turkey legs, pretzels, and a variety of other quick snacks and treats.
Drink Around the World: The Fife and Drum Tavern and Liberty Inn serve bottles of Bud Light ($5.50) and Samuel Adams ($6.25) beer. The Fife and Drum also serves a seasonal Samuel Adams variety, which is probably your best bet.
Character Sightings: Characters are not usually present in the United States Pavilion.
Shopping Opportunities: There is only one small gift shop with a disappointing selection of cheaply made gifts. You can step in the store and see most everything that it has to offer within a minute or two. A couple kiosks are also scattered around the Pavilion, but none offer anything much more thrilling than beach towels.