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The American Adventure

The American Adventure is one of the most complext animatronic shows in any Disney park. Hosted by Mark Twain (who actually walks about the stage) and Benjamin Franklin, the show uses film and animatronic scenes to higlight significant moments in the history of the United States. Even without the show, there are sights to see including the Hall of Flags which displays the 44 flags that have flown over American soil. In the theater are 12 life-size statues that represent the Spirits of America, such as Individualism and Adventure.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: In the recreation of Liberty Hall at the back of the pavilion.
  • Date Opened: 10/1/1982
  • # of Ride Units: One theater
  • Ride Capacity: 1,024 people per show
  • Restraint Method: None
  • Ticket Rating: D Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
  • Sponsor: American Express and Coca-Cola
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Opens and closes with the park. This attraction is open during evening Extra Magic Hours but not the morning version.
  • Wait Times: The theater is large and it is uncommon for any show to be 100% full.
  • Length of Ride: 28 minutes
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: There is not real queue, just a rotunda where people wait to enter the theater. The interior decoration is detailed, and the Voices of Liberty perform in this area before many shows.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: None
  • Ride Access: An elevator is available for taking wheelchairs and ECVs to the second floor entrance into the theater. The theater has 14 designated spaces for wheelchairs and ECVs.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: Not necessary
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Assistive listening, handheld captioning, and reflective captioning devices are available from Guest Services for the film portion of this attraction.
  • Weight and Size Issues: Should be none
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: None
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues:
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: American Adventure has been in this location since the park opened in 1981.
  • The Attraction's History: The show remains essentially the same as when it opened, though it do get an update in 1993 that replaced some animatronic figures and introduced new film.
  • Other Trivia:
    • Sponsors: When American Adventure opened in 1982 it was jointly sponsored by American Express and Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola let their sponsorship lapse in January 1998 and the American Express relationship was lost when Disney as a whole switched its alliance to Visa in 2002.


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