Learning About American History at Disney Parks (Disney Land and Disney World)!


Planning a Disney vacation?

Here are some places you can visit during your Walt Disney World vacation to teach your kids about American History:


Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom

Liberty Tree Tavern is a great place to get a bite to eat at Magic Kingdom.  The setting helps kids better understand colonial times.  It's also a great place to learn more about founding father Benjamin Franklin.
Liberty Tree Tavern (1) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (1) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (2) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (2) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (3) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (3) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (4) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (4) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida


Liberty Tree Tavern (5) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (5) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (6) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (6) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (7) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (7) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (8) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Tree Tavern (8) - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida

Liberty Bell Replica in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom

If you haven't visited the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the replica at Magic Kingdom is a great way to talk with your kids about Revolutionary War history.
Liberty Bell Replica - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Liberty Bell Replica - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida

The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom

Every U.S. President has a role in the Hall of Presidents presentation at Magic Kingdom.  Parents can talk with their kids about the executive branch of government, the U.S. Constitution, and historical events that occurred during various presidencies.

Hall of Presidents - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Hall of Presidents - Liberty Square - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida

The Country Bear Jamboree in FrontierLand at Magic Kingdom

Okay, bears aren't people. However, this show is a great way for kids to experience uniquely American music.
Country Bear Jamboree (1) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Country Bear Jamboree (1) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida

Country Bear Jamboree (2) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Country Bear Jamboree (2) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida


Country Bear Jamboree (3) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Country Bear Jamboree (3) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida

Tom Sawyer Island at FrontierLand in Magic Kingdom

Tom Sawyer Island is a great way to get your kids some exposure to nature.  You have to take a ride on a river barge over to the island, which features bridges, caves, and a fort.  You can also ride around the island on a steamboat or canoe.  Parents can use this time to talk about historical modes of transportation and historical occupations.  Fort Langhorn includes a blacksmith shop and a stable.

Tom Sawyer Island (1) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Tom Sawyer Island (1) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida


Tom Sawyer Island (2) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Tom Sawyer Island (2) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Tom Sawyer Island (3) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Tom Sawyer Island (3) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida


Tom Sawyer Island (4) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Tom Sawyer Island (4) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida


Tom Sawyer Island (5) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Tom Sawyer Island (5) - FrontierLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida

The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Boulevard of Disney's Hollywood Studios

Who doesn't like to learn by watching movies?  The Great Movie Ride features scenes from classic movies, some of which cover important periods in American History.  Gene Kelly gives kids an idea of what life was like in big cities in the 1920s.  John Wayne gives kids an idea of what life was like for cowboys in the Wild West.

The Great Movie Ride (1) - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
The Great Movie Ride (1) - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
The Great Movie Ride (2) - John Wayne - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
The Great Movie Ride (2) - John Wayne - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida


The Great Movie Ride (3) - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
The Great Movie Ride (3) - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
The Great Movie Ride (4) - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
The Great Movie Ride (4) - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida



The Great Movie Ride (5) - Singin' in the Rain - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida

The Great Movie Ride (5) - Singin' in the Rain - Hollywood Boulevard - Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida

The American Adventure at the World Showcase in EPCOT

The American Adventure lets kids view American history through the eyes of Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin.

The American Adventure - World Showcase - EPCOT - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
The American Adventure - World Showcase - EPCOT - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida


Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress in TommorrowLand at Magic Kingdom

The Carousel of Progress teaches about advancements in American History from the perspective of American families throughout the 20th century.

Walt DIsney's Carousel of Progress - TomorrowLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress - TomorrowLand - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
How do you teach your children about American History at Disney parks?

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