An inspirational story of America on screen and with state-of-the-art Audio-Animatronics® historical characters, including 18th-century Ben Franklin and renowned author Mark Twain. Learn about the writing of the Declaration of Independence and other key events in American history. The Voices of Liberty sing American patriotic songs inside the Colonial style rotunda. Liberty Inn is the restaurant of choice for American-style burgers and chicken.
Experience the ambience and architecture of Venice, Italy complete with a replica of the Campanile (bell tower) of St. Mark's Square and a re-creation of Doge's Palace. Browse the several shops for genuine Italian goods including Italian chocolates, candies, wines, exquisite figurines and hand-painted masks. And of course, what would a visit to Italy be without authentic Italian cuisine - it isn't any better than at the L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante.
A year-round Octoberfest is just one of the attractions in the Germany section. The atmosphere, with its central cobblestone plaza and 16th-century historical architecture, quickly transports visitors to a charming Bavarian village. Explore the wonderful shops of Der Bücherwurm, Der Teddybar and Kunstarbeit in Kristall for gifts such steins, hand-painted eggs, amazing toys and crystal jewelry. The Biergarten Restaurant offers a traditional buffet featuring bratwurst, weinkraut, rotisserie chicken, roasted pork and a variety of German salads. Or, try the Sommerfest for bratwurst and German beer.
Enter through the Gate of the Golden Sun into a tranquil area of Chinese gardens with a scale version of Beijing's Temple of Heaven which symbolizes the Chinese universe. Journey through China's ancient cities and scenery at the CircleVision 360° film presentation, "Reflections of China." Listen to the timeless sounds of the Orient as Si Xian™ perform with the zheng, a Chinese harp. Be dazzled by the powerful Chinese acrobats as they perform periodically during the day. Browse the bustling shops that offer authentic Chinese goods. Dine in Oriental grandeur at the Nine Dragons Restaurant.
Visit a Norwegian village and the 10th-century age of the Vikings. Architecture includes replicas of a medieval wooden church and a 14th-century castle. Take a ride on the adventurous Viking long boat ride at Maelstrom to explore the heritage of Norway and encounter trolls, polar bears and stormy seas. Shops offer Norwegian books, trolls and crafts. Dine inside a castle at the Restaurant Akershus for authentic Norwegian dishes.
An impressive recreation of a Mayan Temple greets visitors in the Mexico pavilion. Inside is a display of artifacts from various periods of Mexican history, an active marketplace and the El Rio Del Tiempo, "The River of Time", boat ride which explores Mexico's past and present. The Mariachi Corbre provide entertainment with their traditional Mexican folk music. Shops offer Mexican clothing, jewelry, baskets, pottery and handcrafted arts. Restaurants include the San Angel Inn serving beef, pasta and fish with genuine Mexican flavors, and the La Cantina De San Angel which specializes in nachos, tacos, tortillas, burritos and refried beans.