Reviews of American Adventure
Audio-Animatronics theatre show that tells the history of the United States, 30 minutes.
Reviewed by HeidiZ Review Date: 04/30/2020
Rating: (8) Recommended
I like this attraction, even though my kids (in their 20s) do not. I think the "narrators" Franklin and Twain do a great job and the use of historic and animatronic scenes work well - a compact but well told story!
Pros:If you like American history you will enjoy this attraction
Cons:If you don't like history, you won't like the attraction!
Reviewed by Merwolf Review Date: 04/12/2020
Rating: (8) Recommended
There are two great things about the American Adventure. It's a great place to get out of the sun and relax and the Voices of America, which are absolutely worth walking halfway around World Showcase for. The show itself? It's a great place to take a nap.
Pros:Voice of America. Coldest air conditioning in Epcot. Great gingerbread exhibit during the holidays, and now, Regal Eagle for their brisket and brews.
Cons:The show is - well, I don't know what the show is like as I never made it through it. Go in every single time I am in the park for VOA.
Reviewed by Sara Review Date: 03/26/2020
Rating: (4) Not Recommended
Show about American history for me is a one and done. Would recommend seeing it at least once
Pros:History. Air conditioning. Great place for a nap
Cons:Long. Can be boring for children and some adults.
Reviewed by TammyRalff Review Date: 03/16/2020
Rating: (2) Not Recommended
I fell asleep about 2 mins in... and I love history, thought I would love this. Brutal waste of time.
Cons:Everything but air conditioning
Reviewed by AdventurelandFan Review Date: 02/17/2020
Rating: (3) Not Recommended
Fundamentally, this is an attraction that fails its name.
I'm not sure there's any adventure on offer here at all. Disney — or maybe more specifically Walt's son-in-law, who approved the designs in this case — were far too enamoured of the east coast when building this thing, and therefore it doesn't feel fully American. Instead, it comes across as Libery Square through a minimally different lens.
While it's certainly true there are some awesome forced perspective tricks at play here, and that one could easily admire the technical proficiency of the show, the storytelling is just terribly boring.
I'd much rather see America represented as a mixture of different architectural styles, with multiple attractions that celebrate different aspects of the country. The colonial style of the pavilion should be entirely left to Liberty Square, with its clear focus on the government, not the people, of east coast America.
I even think Disney should one day put a thrill ride here, based on any number of American historical events to make real the "adventure" in the name. Tiana seems an excellent tie-in character, since Moana will soon be put to use in what won't be called "Future World" for much longer.
Or the ride could be the fifth major "mountain" at WDW. A Rocky Mountain-based coaster rising from the top of World Showcase could easily make America the place of adventure it should have always been.
Pros:Classy place to hide out from the heat, I guess. Great bathrooms. Though both of these are really recommendations about the pavilion more than the show proper.
Cons:The very opposite of its name. Neither an adventure nor representative of America as a whole. Waste of space that could house a great Circle-Vision film and a decent ride instead.
Reviewed by CaptainSlow Review Date: 01/06/2020
Rating: (5) Not Recommended
Like with Hall of Presidents, you'll love it if American History is your thing. If it's not, you'll probably feel like this attraction is a bit campy. Still, it's extremely well done and well executed (and I'm one of the people who thinks it's cheesy) and the theater is GORGEOUS. Check it out if you enjoy American History, or just want a break from the heat.
Pros:Extremely well thought out show. Theater is beautiful and very comfortable.
Cons:A bit cheesy.
Reviewed by disneydiner Review Date: 06/19/2019
Rating: (10) Recommended
Didn't see this for years and now it's back on my must do list. I love history and I walk out of this show with tears in my eyes and bursting with pride. The civil war segment about the two brothers is moving. This show has alot of critics but I feel it's very much worth seeing. I like the unveiling of the statues at the end. We have had alot of brave, courageous people in our past.
Pros:A great history lesson.
Reviewed by MKFan Review Date: 06/16/2019
Rating: (10) Recommended
An air conditioned theater that is relaxing to sit and watch a story of America hosted by animatronics. They have added updates as new things happen over the years. I always stop in and see it, sometimes multiple times if I happen to be waiting for another show to start.
Pros:Well done. I like the animatronics and the voices used. There is usually a pre-show in the lobby with The Voices of Liberty and they also rotate items that are in the cases in the side room of the lobby. They've had the flag from the twin towers (I believe) and last year had interesting items from Native Americans.
Cons:You have to time it right, or wait. Sitting in airconditioning can get too relaxing on a hot day. You have to do the \"everybody into the theater at once\" merge, but it's not too bad.
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 04/24/2019
Rating: (9) Recommended
This show has a large number of influential Americans in it and is a great historical overview of how far American has progressed and how quickly. The audio animatronics are so lifelike that you forget they aren’t real people. Be sure to look at the “list of Featured characters” on the wall while waiting in the lobby so you know who to expect. The Voices of Liberty are an exceptional Acapella singing group who sing patriotic songs in the lobby before the shows.
Pros:Continuously running, great overview, large indoor theater with comfortable seats. Voices of Liberty pre show.
Reviewed by PolynesianStitch Review Date: 04/22/2019
Rating: (6) Recommended
Good show without being too controversial. Comfortable seats and a decent amount of time indoors and relaxing