It's funny that people prefer AA because, in their words, it is less about patriotism and more about history. Yeah, right. How about that theme song?
"America, spread your golden wings, Sail on freedom's wings, 'Cross the sky."
HoP all the way.
The American Adventure, by contrast, gets out among the people who shaped the nation, choosing as its narrators Ben Franklin and Mark Twain, two wise and witty Americans who symbolize the breadth of American thought.
As characters, Franklin and Twain have the freedom to show both the good and not-so-good sides of our history (not to criticize, but to remind the viewer of the progress yet to be made), a candor that would be at odds with the reverent tone of The Hall of Presidents.
The fact that AA *is* balanced is often overlooked; it could have been way, way over the top. That's why the basic show has remained unchanged for 28 years.
This is a no brainer, folks. Hall of Presidents ... hands down!
How's that for rah-rah?
Present company excluded, of course.