American Adventure Pavilion
Setting: The American Adventure Pavilion is housed mostly 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. There’s also a rotating exhibit on the ground floor.
Attraction Info: The main attractions are the “Voices of Liberty” and “The American Adventure” show.
The Voices of Liberty are an cappella group that sing patriotic songs in the Pavilion’s foyer most of the time.
It’s a rare opportunity to see adults sitting cross-leg on the floor.
On special occasions, the group may appear on the outdoor stage. They usually start singing about 15 minutes before the American Adventure show is set to start. At the show’s conclusion, they’ll invite you to enter the theater for the show.
Their first show is typically in the early afternoon with hourly shows continuing into the early evening.
The American Adventure is a 30-minute show featuring animatronics and film.
The theater seats more than 1,000 so it’s virtually impossible not to get into the next show.
A sign outside the show’s entrance displays the next show time.
Plan on arriving earlier depending on how much looking around you’re planning on doing. You can always return to the inside of the building for a second Voices of Liberty set or to look around. Then, you can simply exit the building.
The American Adventure is a triumph of technology and patriotism with Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin narrating.
For a full review and more information on how best to see the show, see this post.
The American Adventure is the only World Showcase Pavilion without a table-service restaurant.
Fortunately, Disney upgraded the old Liberty Inn to the Regal Eagle Barbecue in early 2020.
While it may not do enough to unseat your favorite bbq joint back home, it’s a major improvement over its predecessor, Liberty Inn. There’s certainly more interesting and varied cuisine available in World Showcase, but Regal Eagle offers indoor, air-conditioned seating and plenty of crowd favorites. Pull up the full menu on DisneyWorld.com here. Disney smokes all of the meats fresh in what is quite the production. You’ll also see a smoker out front and a bar attached to the front of the quick service offering a bevy of cocktails and beers.
The Pavilion also features a funnel cake kiosk that serves funnel cakes in the $6-$12 range (depending on toppings).
Check out the specialty Funnel Cakes during the various Festival seasons. That’s just about every day of the year outside of the summer these days.
Finally, Fife and Drum Tavern serves turkey legs, pretzels, and a variety of other quick snacks and treats. The American Dream, pictured above, is a delicious mixture of vanilla soft serve and frozen blue raspberry and strawberry slush.
Drink Around the World:
Fife & Drum’s Red Stag Lemonade is one of the better frozen mixed drinks available in World Showcase. It marries Jim Beam’s tasty cherry-flavored bourbon with sweet frozen slush. Sam Adams Seasonal and Yuengling drafts are available, typically in addition to a couple of other options.
Regal Eagle’s outdoor bar offers the most bang and variety for your buck these days. It offers an extensive list of cocktails and draft beers from around the country. Inside the quick service, the menu includes additional draft beer and wine by the can, in addition to a specialty lemonade cocktail made with Jim Beam.
Character Sightings: Disney does not typically schedule any character meets in the American Adventure.
In the alley to the left of Regal Eagle, you’ll sometimes see character training in the early afternoon. An assortment of characters appear, including the occasional rare visit. Because Disney doesn’t disclose the meet times or characters in advance, lines are typically short to nonexistent.
There is only one small gift shop to the right of The American Adventure show. With Art of Disney currently closed for the Future World revamp, the store is typically stocked with art, in addition to some patriotic items. Disney has also scattered a couple of kiosks around the Pavilion, but none offer anything much more thrilling than beach towels.
Regal Eagle Barbecue has helped elevate the American Adventure’s culinary landscape, while those looking to do some heavy shopping may leave disappointed. The American Adventure show is a fantastic opportunity to get off your feet during the heat of the day. It also offers a nice retrospective look at American history.