Celebrate the “Spirit of America”!

Happy 4th of July to our fans in the U.S.!  My friends, please enjoy your family gatherings, barbecues, parades, fireworks, and whatever other activities you’ll be doing as you commemorate this year’s Independence Day!

Before you start, however, take a few short minutes to CELEBRATE America’s birthday by viewing the most patriotic display any WDW web site can offer you – the Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corp in action!

Appearing every day at Epcot World Showcase’s American Adventure pavilion, you can also see it, here, on All in WDW TV!  Click the link, and enjoy the short video!

Fife and Drum

American Adventure Trivia! – The Answers

According to Disney’s web site, “The American Adventure took Disney Imagineers 5 years to complete. The beautiful building in which it is housed … [takes] design cues from the classic Georgian style of the late 1700s, Colonial Williamsburg, Independence Hall, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and the Old State House in Boston.

The facade of the American Adventure Pavilion is made of 110,000 bricks handmade from Georgia red clay, aged for an authentic look and feel. Its central rotunda is approximately 35 feet high, with its dome adding another 10 feet. The pavilion itself encompasses an expansive 108,555 square feet!

The American Adventure’s theater can accommodate up to 1,024 Guests.”

Ben Franklin and Mark Twain guide guests on a journey through America’s history with the help of 35 audio-animatronics figures which include representations of Susan B. Anthony, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Teddy Roosevelt.

The theme song for The American Adventure is “Golden Dream”.  It gets its biggest push at the end of the attraction, but it has also been heard in Epcot’s entrance plaza since opening day!  If you want to see a fantastic tribute to this patriotic song, click this link to YouTube.  It is an excellent testimonial to Walt Disney World’s “American Adventure”!

My thanks to all of you who participated yesterday!  See ya’ tomorrow!

American Adventure Sign

American Adventure Trivia!

Well, I guess I’ve kept us “in” Epcot all week – since I’ve spent most of it talking about Food & Wine – but, please bear with me.  Let’s stick around a little bit longer, OK?  This seems like a great time to tackle some American Adventure trivia!

As you undoubtedly know, not only is “The American Adventure” the host pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase, it is also the name of that pavilion’s main attraction.  An entertaining “walk” through American history, the American Adventure’s “performers” are some of Disney’s best audio-animatronics.  Hey!  Where else can you see Ben Franklin and Mark Twain “live” and in action!

Now, can you answer this?  The American Adventure theater show includes how many audio-animatronics?

And, I think this one will really test you!  The attraction’s theme song gets its biggest push at the end of the show as we celebrate history through a pictorial montage of American heroes.  That theme song is named ____________.

Have a great day, everyone!

The American Adventure!

It’s the “Spirit of America”!

Happy 4th of July to our fans in the U.S.!

Celebrate America’s birthday by viewing the most patriotic display a WDW web site can offer to post – the Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corp in action!

Appearing every day at Epcot World Showcase’s American Adventure pavilion, you can see it, here, on All in WDW TV!  Click the link and enjoy!

Fife and Drum

American Flag