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5 Reasons We Love the American Adventure Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot

The World Showcase at Epcot is spectacular and one of our favorite parts of Disney World! As we walk through country after country and partake in the endless supply of food, drinks, shops, and cultural settings, we find ourselves drawn to one pavilion specifically – the American Adventure Pavilion. Here are 5 reasons why we love the American Adventure Pavilion at Disney’s Epcot!





 

1 – Patriotic and Proud

The spirit of America comes to life through at the American Adventure Pavilion located in the middle of the World Showcase! We are always in awe of the grand and majestic building that holds the American Adventure show, Regal Eagle Smokehouse, and more. The red, white, and blue flags, the stately columns, the fountain, the clock tower, the golden eagle, and all the special scenery exudes patriotism! Maybe it’s just us, but we feel like the sights and sounds at the American Adventure Pavilion provide us with an excellent reminder of how proud we should be to be standing on American soil.

2 – America’s Past in the Present

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, many concert series are temporarily unavailable. However, certain Disney musical acts will perform at the theater from time to time. 

Sometimes in the American Adventure building and other times on stage at the American Gardens Theater, you will hopefully have the opportunity to catch the Voices of Liberty performing. This a cappella group sings patriotic music which echoes beautifully when inside of the American Adventure building underneath the dome. Their attire and their song choices provide a sweet reminder of America’s past. Step up your patriotism a notch and visit the theater for the 30-minute American Adventure film which typically follows the Voices of Liberty performance. Outside of the building, fun musical series takes place in the American Gardens Theater and Gallery such as Sounds like Summer, Eat to the Beat Concert Series, and the American Music Machine. Thankfully, with all of these other performances offered, it’s easy to find something entertaining and worth the time!

American Gardens Theater

3 –  American Cuisine

Get ready to eat some delicious all-American style food! If looking for a simple and tasty snack, you’ll want to stop by the Fife and Drum Tavern which is a snack stand. Fife and Drum offers turkey legs, popcorn, soft-serve ice cream, and slushies. Plus, don’t forget the all-American funnel cake at the Funnel Cake cart. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it! Finally, be sure to check out the newest addition to the Epcot counter service line up, Regal Eagle Smokehouse. When it comes to food, nothing is more American than barbecue, and this new restaurant is a HUGE upgrade over Liberty Inn. Check out our full review by clicking here.





 

4 – Art of Disney!

Since 2019, Art of Disney has made its home in the American Pavilion. You can now shop for paintings, limited-edition prints, cels, figurines, and the Disney Classic Collection. Be sure to check it out!

5 – Kidcot!

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, the Kidcot program is still offered, but has been modified. 

A fun spot in the American Adventure Pavilion is the Kidcot Spot, located at the exit of Heritage Manor Gift shop (near the restrooms). Let your children (or adults!) enjoy a moment to sit down and color a free ziplock souvenir that will allow them to collect stickers from each of the 11 countries around the World Showcase.

With so much to look at, taste, and experience, we find it easy to love all the American Adventure Pavilion has to offer. We’d love to hear about your favorite experiences at the American Pavilion!



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About Mike & Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire as many MagicBands as possible while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 13 years and are blessed with two children - our 8-year-old daughter and soon to be 2-year-old son. As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.