Time FrameFebruary 15, 2018
Rumor StatusIn Development
The American Adventure will undergo a refurbishment from January 15 - February 14, 2018. While details have not been confirmed it is expected the show will see a digital upgrade to the projection system as well as a new finale film montage.
January 1, 2018: WDWMagic.com is reporting that the refurbishment dates for The American Adventure will be January 15, 2018 - Februray 14, 2018.
December 21, 2017: WDWMagic.com user MagicFeather is reporting that the work going on in The American Adventure is likely related to the digital upgrades.
December 20, 2017: WDWNT.com is reporting that The American Adventure will undergo a refurbishment from January 5 - February 5, 2018. It is unknown if the show will receive any noticeable changes as part of this refurbishment.
April 17, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 indicated that if The American Adventure is converted to a digital film, the finale will be more easily updateable.
March 18, 2017: WDWMagic.com user WDW1974 is reporting that for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney is looking to add 50 "Magical Enhancements" for the 50th Anniversary. The 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World is October 1, 2021 and enhancements could include the following:
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Finale explosion that was recently added to Disneyland and Disneyland Paris
- Walt Disney World Railroad - Small scenes added to the track.
- Carousel of Progress - New finale scene and general freshening of the attraction
- "it's a small world" - Addition of the Disney characters, similar to what was done in Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland.
- Tower of Terror - New effects in the drop shafts.
Other attractions that may see attention include Peter Pan's Flight, The Haunted MAnsion, Spaceship Earth, The American Adventure, The Seas with Nemo and Friends and more. A follow up post, also mentions Expedition Everest as a possibility.
It is unknown if all projects will be completed during the anniversary year or leading up to the anniversary year.