Posts Tagged ‘The American Adventure’

A SATURDAY SIX Salute to All Nations (But Mostly America)

by on July 4, 2016

In honor of July 4th we are presenting a special SATURDAY SIX with a Salute to All Nations (But Mostly America). July 4th weekend brings out the patriotism in all of us, and nothing is more American than our favorite theme parks. Created with the opening of Disneyland in 1955, theme parks — along with comic books and jazz music — are one of the rare forms of art that we in the USA have given to the citizens of Earth. Thankfully, they are all so good that the world forgives us for everything else we’ve given them such as Zima, reality television, and the KFC Double Down. So raise Old Glory up to full staff, put Real American on the CD player, and let’s dive into some theme park American goodness!

# 6 – Voices of Liberty (Epcot)

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The Voices of Liberty (photo by Mike Sperduto)

Located at the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, the Voices of Liberty are an 8 person a cappella group that will have your heart swelling with pride as they belt out some of the most well known songs paying tribute to our country’s rich history. The playlist includes: “America the Beautiful,” “This Land is Your Land,” “This is My Country,” “You Raise Me Up,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

# 5 – Captain America (Islands of Adventure)

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Captain America. (photo by Brandon Glover)

America’s super soldier, Captain America meets guests daily at Marvel Superhero Island. The origin of Captain America himself is tied to World War II and – in the pages of comic books – was fighting the Nazi army in Europe months before America itself officially entered the war in December of 1941. Draped in  red, white, and blue, Cap is the living embodiment of everything many of us strive to be: courageous, loyal, selfless, and unshakably honest.

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Voices of Liberty

by on March 30, 2009

There are several groups who perform throughout Walt Disney World, and many of them can be found around World Showcase in Epcot. They provide a glimpse into the customs and artistry of these countries without needing a passport. Although there are so World Showcase performers to pick from, it is easy for me to say which is my favorite; without a doubt it’s the Voices of Liberty. These talented a cappella singers perform before the American Adventure show begins in the building’s rotunda, providing perfect acoustics. They dress in colonial costumes and thrill visitors several times every afternoon.

So why do I love this group so much? Those who know me know that I’m not only a Disney dork, but an American history dork as well. The old time Americana and patriotic songs they sing give me the warm and fuzzies and they have brought a tear to my eye on more than one occasion. The American Adventure is one of my favorite attractions in Epcot, and the Voices of Liberty only enhance my affection. Additionally, the talent pool is simply incredible. As someone who can’t carry a tune to save my life, I am in awe of their raw talent. And hey anyone who has sung for five sitting American presidents can sing for me any time. They are definitely something I make to see on every trip.

The Voices of Liberty have been singing at the American Adventure since Epcot’s opening in 1982 and hopefully they’ll continue well into the future. They are truly one of Disney World’s hidden gems. Be sure to pick up a Times Guide when you enter the park for the day for show times.

Next time I’ll share some very exciting news!

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American Adventure Refurbishment

by on October 20, 2007

The American Adventure attraction will be closed for refurbishment January 7 – February 3, 2008. This is for installation of replacement curtains and screens for the attraction.

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AA July 4th events at Epcot

by on June 29, 2007

The American Adventure at Epcot will be hosting extra entertainment offerings for the 4th of July.

At the American Gardens Theater there will be several special shows throughout the day. At 11:30am and 12:30pm, the Sound of Sunshine choir will perform. At 2:00, 3:00, and 4:15pm, the Circle “M” Clogger will perform. The Sounds of Summer concert series will have “Respect” a tribute to Aretha Franklin performing at 6:45, 8:00, and 9:00pm.

On the main promenade, the Whirl and Twirl Square Dance Club will perform at 1:15, 2:45, and 5:30pm.

And finally, between 12 and 6pm be on the lookout for extra atmosphere characters like Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, and the Town Cryer.

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American Heritage Gallery Refurbishment

by on June 14, 2007

The American Heritage Gallery at the American Adventure will be closed July 23rd to September 26th, 2007, for refurbishment. The gallery will close its current Echos of Africa exhibition and install a new exhibit called National Treasures focusing on historic items from noteable Americans.

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Boat back at American Adventure

by on June 9, 2006

After missing for a period, the sailing ship located behind the Amrican Gardens Theatre in Epcot’s World Showcase Lagoon has returned.

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Epcot’s Sounds Like Summer Concert Series June 12 – Aug 13

by on May 17, 2006

The American Gardens Theater at the American Adventure in Epcot will host a new summer series dedicated to rock music called “Sounds like Summer.” There will be 3 performances a day at 5:15pm, 6:45pm, and 8:00pm, June 12th through August 13th.

The following bands are currently scheduled to appear:

June 12 – 18: Transit Authority – A Tribute to Chicago

June 19 – July 1: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles

July 2 – 14: 52nd Street – A Tribute to Billy Joel

July 15 – 21: Draw the Line – A Tribute to Aerosmith

July 22 – August 6: Björn Again – A Tribute to ABBA

August 7 – 13: Transit Authority – A Tribute to Chicago

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