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American Adventure Reopening from Refurbishment at EPCOT

Refurbishment season is in the air once again in Walt Disney World and this time the popular American Adventure attraction has closed for refurbishment. But what exactly is happening?

American Adventure EPCOT sign

In this post, we will talk about the refurbishment of the American Adventure attraction in EPCOT, how long it might be closed, and what might be included in the project.

(UPDATE 10/13/22): The elaborate American Adventure officially closed for refurbishment on September 19, 2022. This date marks the beginning of what is likely to be a long closure to the attraction.

Not much is known about what exactly is being done to the American Adventure at this time and Disney hasn’t given any specifics. There are dozens of audio-animatronic figures throughout the show, so it’s probably regular maintenance in order to keep everything running properly.

Entrance to American Adventure theater attraction

When is the American Adventure reopening?

As of now, the American Adventure will reopen to guests on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

Disney has yet to update the website however and if you look on the official page just says that “The American Adventure is currently closed for refurbishment. Please check back here for updates.”

Calendar for American Adventure Refurbishment

As of this writing, the calendar is published through December 12, 2022, and there are still no showtimes listed. We’ll have to wait and see what happens when the calendar catches up to the reported reopening date of December 17, 2022.

It’s also important to remember that there are often delays with long refurbishments such as this one and it’s not uncommon for reported reopening dates to be pushed off into the future due to delays.

Right now we haven’t heard of any significant changes or improvements to the attraction, so don’t expect new figures or parts of the show. While we would love to see a new scene or new animatronics brought in, it doesn’t look like that’s in the cards at this time.

It’s worth noting that not all entertainment has disappeared from the American Adventure. Even though the animatronic-heavy attraction is closed, The Voices of Liberty are still performing inside the rotunda, right when you walk in the doors.

Inside entrance to American Adventure in EPCOT

A look on the Walt Disney World website still shows all their normal showtimes throughout the day, but make sure to check the My Disney Experience app for any changes that may occur.

This is only one in a long line of recent ride refurbishments in the parks. Disney has done everything it can to get things in top shape for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration, and now that it is wrapping up, it will likely be fixing more attractions before the Disney100 Anniversary celebration.

outside American Adventure EPCOT

As soon as we have more info on the American Adventure refurbishment and any changes happening, we’ll let you know.

In the meantime, check out the Full List of Disney World Ride Closures and Refurbishments for more details about other projects that are going on, and stay tuned here at Ziggy Knows Disney for more…

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