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Vintage Walt Disney World: The American Adventure Pavilion is Dedicated at Epcot

posted on October 11th, 2012 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center

On this day in 1982, the American Adventure Pavilion was dedicated at Epcot. Below is a look at the dedication ceremony.
The American Adventure Pavilion is Dedicated at Epcot in 1982

Inside this 1,024-seat theater, home to The American Adventure show, are 12 statues known as The Spirits of America, representing American qualities.
The Spirits of America in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot

How many can you name without any assistance from the Internet? Here’s a hint – their descriptions: seaman, doctor, mountain man, pilgrim, Native American, colonial solider, cowboy, scientist, teacher, aviator, farmer, and woman and child. I’ll be honest: I only knew three!

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Tim on October 11th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Did this open with the park and just get dedicated on the 11th?


Nate Rasmussen on October 12th, 2012 at 8:04 am

Yes, you are correct.


Kyra on October 12th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I just know the fisherman is none other than the Gloucester Fisherman. I made special note of that because I live only fifteen minutes away from Gloucester.