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Disney’s Iconic EPCOT Attraction Is Now Closed Indefinitely

A visit to Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT is not complete without a trip around the beloved World Showcase. But as Guests reach the American Adventure Pavilion, they’ll want to note that the iconic American Adventure attraction is now closed indefinitely.

EPCOT is in the middle of its vast overhaul, transforming its former two land layout of Future World and World Showcase into four neighborhoods, including World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature, and World Showcase.

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World Showcase Lagoon (Credit: Disney Tips)

World Discovery has recently introduced EPCOT’s newest attraction, the massive and incredibly fun roller coaster known as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. In World Nature, Walt Disney Imagineering is creating a first-ever Moana-inspired attraction called Journey of Water Inspired by Moana.

In World Celebration, Spaceship Earth is glowing as a Beacon of Magic. And World Showcase is its usual charming self with new additions such as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

Stay with us in World Showcase, where as of September 19, 2022, The American Adventure, a theater-style attraction retelling of our nation’s history, has closed for refurbishment with no reopening date listed.

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The indefinite closure is noted on the Disney website as “The American Adventure is currently closed for refurbishment. Please check back here for updates.”

With 35 audio-animatronics and a 72-foot screen used for the iconic EPCOT experience, it’s not a complete surprise that refurbishment is necessary from time to time. Disney hasn’t, however, stated what the refurbishment entails or for how long we can expect to see The American Adventure’s doors closed.

Currently, the beloved Voices of Liberty are still scheduled to perform in The American Adventure rotunda. Additional musical performances are taking place in the America Gardens Theatre for the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival.

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Disney describes The American Adventure as “An Epic Journey:”

In this dramatic production featuring 35 Audio-Animatronics figures, digital rear-projection images on a 72-foot screen and stirring patriotic songs, you’ll watch firsthand as America’s story unfolds.

Take your seat in a stately Colonial theater and meet Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain—your guides on this trip through time.

Witness landmark events like landing of the Mayflower, the Boston Tea Party, the winter at Valley Forge, the penning of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War and the Great Depression.

You’ll even encounter luminaries like Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Jefferson, Chief Joseph and Teddy Roosevelt, among others.

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As always, we’ll be sure to keep Disney Tips readers updated as we learn more about what’s to come for The American Adventure and when we can expect to experience the attraction once again.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.