At Walt Disney World Resort, EPCOT Park’s World Showcase is a major draw for Guests from around the world. The 11 nations — Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Japan, The American Adventure, Italy, Germany, China, Norway, and Mexico — represented are all unique in their own ways.
Many Guests, however, believe it is time to update the World Showcase, just as the rest of EPCOT is being overhauled.
The France pavilion has recently undergone a reimagining, with the addition of the Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure ride — based on the popular Disneyland Paris ride, Ratatouille: The Adventure — and a new creperie. However, the rest of the World Showcase hasn’t been changed significantly in quite some time, except for the notable transformation of Maelstrom into Frozen Ever After in the Norway pavilion.
Although it doesn’t appear that Disney has any more major updates coming down the pipeline for the World Showcase at the moment, a new permit signals that The American Adventure pavilion will get a bit of sprucing up, perhaps ahead of Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration, which officially begins October 1, 2021.
The permit is to “fabricate sign and install”, with Orlando-based Sign Producers, Inc. — a well-known company that has done prior Disney Parks and Universal Studios Orlando work — listed as the contractor.
Although the exact nature of the sign is not outlined in the permit, it is likely that it will be used for The American Adventure attraction, which is officially described as:
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.
Would you like to see a more dramatic transformation of The American Adventure?
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