The American Adventure

Animatronic Stage Show
C - Major Attraction
Height Requirement
Disney Warning


Inside the Liberty Theater guests can see an animatronic stage show hosted by Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin. The show takes guests through the history of the United States of America and ends with a fitting video montage set to the original Disney song Golden Dreams.


An Epic Theatrical Event Starring Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin

Epic Theatrical Event on Stage and Screen!

Founding Father Ben Franklin and Renowned Author Mark Twain

Featured as Themselves:
Statesman Thomas Jefferson
General George Washington
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Civil War Photographer Matthew Brady
Nez Perce Indian Chief Joseph
Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Industrialist Andrew Carnegie
Inventor Alexander Graham Bell
President Theodore Roosevelt
Naturalist John Muir
Flying Ace Eddie Rickenbacker
Pioneering Pilot Charles Lindberg
Humorist Will Rogers
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Rosie the Riveter
President John F. Kennedy
Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong

Supported by a cast of:
Struggling Pilgrims
Angry Colonists
Prairie Farmers
A Civil War Family
Freezing Revolutionary Soldiers
Multi-National Immigrants
Adventuresome Mountain Men
Industrial Age Inventors
Small-Town Folk

With a unique tribute to:
Norman Rockwell, Mary Martin, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Jasper Johns, President Eisenhower, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Walt Disney, Chuck Yeager, Albert Einstein, Jonas Salk, Babe Didrikson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis, Walter Cronkite, Bob Dylan, Cesar Chavez, Iron Eyes Cody, Alex Haley, Joan Baez, Billie Jean King, Gloria Steinem, Justice O’Connor, Jim Henson, George Lucas, Steve Jobs, John Herrington, President Reagan, Run DMC, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Willie Nelson, Ryan White, Elizabeth Glaser, Dr. David Ho, Peter Jennings, Michelle Kwan, Tony Hawk, Tiger Woods, President Clinton, President Bush, Oprah, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Gehry, Muhammad Ali, Rick and Dick Hoyt, Lance Armstrong and the 2004 US Women’s Softball Team

And a special appearance by:
The Statue of Liberty


This attraction typically opens at 11 AM with the rest of World Showcase.


The Pre-Show for the American Adventure is a large rotunda featuring quotes along the wall as well as paintings. The American Heritage Gallery is adjacent to this rotunda and guests waiting for the next show can browse the exhibits. Additionally, the Voices of Liberty will also perform for guests as they wait.

The quotes that line the walls are as follows:

  • “Bring me men to match my mountains. Bring me men to match my plains. Men with empires in their purpose. And new eras in their brains.” – Sam Walter Foss
  • “Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.” – Ayn Rand
  • What Kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don’t believe in taking foolish chances, but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all.” – Charles Augustus Lindbergh
  • “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.” – Walter Elias Disney
  • “What after all has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities and courage to advocate them.” – Jane Addams
  • “Our way of living together in America is a strong but delicate fabric. It is made up of many threads. It has been woven over many centuries by the patience and sacrifice of countless liberty-loving men and women.” – Wendell Lewis Willkie
  • “No matt what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.” – Althea Gibson


2018 Refurbishment:

  • John Dennis – Executive Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Tom Fitzgerald – Creative Executive, Epcot, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Harvey Mason, Jr. – Music Producer