Continuing on our way around the world our next stop is smack dab in the center of the World, both literally and figuratively.
United States of America
The United States pavilion, actually named “American Adventure Pavilion,” is number six no matter which way you walk around. Well, it’s actually the seventh stop if you are going clockwise from Mexico because of the Outpost but that technically isn’t a country pavilion so we won’t count it.
Some of the best view of Spaceship Earth can be captured from the pavilion. Because of this, I opted not to take any pictures. Well, that and my level of professionalism.
On our recent trip we didn’t do anything in America. We didn’t stop to eat. We didn’t stop to see the Voice of Liberty or The Spirit of America Fife and Drum Corps. We didn’t stop to watch the The American Adventure. I’m still undecided as to which show is better between The American Adventure and the Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom. Both are great if you love America, which I do. Both are great if you love animatronics, which I do. Unfortunately, a lot of people find them “boring” and “a waste of time.” I would ask them in response if they are “unpatriotic” or a “communist” or “hate their country.”
The pavilion itself is actually quite nice and has a very large air-conditioned area, which is always a plus in Florida. The large fountain out front is usually where you can find the Fife and Drum Corps performing multiple times a day. The pavilion also has the America Gardens Theater which hosts a bevy of events throughout the year including the Candlelight Processional during Christmas time, which Ashley and I are excited to see when we go this coming Christmas (it’s the first Christmas visit for either one of us so you could say we are a bit exited). As usual there is plenty of shopping and mini-American flags for sale in case you want to strap them to your rented scooter all Uncle Sam style.