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Walt Disney World Orlando Sights

The American Adventure

  • Amusement Park/Water Park
  • Fodor's Choice
  • The American Adventure, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

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Updated 04/17/2015

Fodor's Review

The pavilion's key attraction is this 100-yard dash through history, and you'll be primed for the lesson after reaching the main entry hall and hearing the stirring a cappella Voices of Liberty. Inside the theater, the main event begins to the accompaniment of "The Golden Dream," performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. This show combines evocative sets, a rear-projection screen (72 feet wide), enormous movable stages, and 35 Audio-Animatronics players.

Beginning with the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock and their grueling first winter, Benjamin Franklin and a wry, pipe-smoking Mark Twain narrate the episodes, both praiseworthy and shameful, that have shaped the American spirit. Each speech and scene seems polished like a little jewel. You feel the cold at Valley Forge. You're moved by Nez Percé Chief Joseph's forced abdication of Native American ancestral lands and by women's rights campaigner Susan B. Anthony's speech. You laugh with Will Rogers's aphorisms and learn

about the pain of the Great Depression through an affecting radio broadcast by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. For people with disabilities : Wheelchair and ECV accessible; reflective captioning and equipped for assisted-listening and audio-description devices. Check your Times Guide and arrive 10 minutes before the Voices of Liberty are slated to perform, then head inside to enjoy the a cappella tunes.

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World Showcase, American Adventure, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, United States

Sight Details:

  • Duration: 30 mins. Crowds: Heavy. Audience: All Ages.

Updated 04/17/2015


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