The Hall of Presidents is now closed for refurbishment at Walt Disney World Resort.
After Magic Kingdom closed for the evening on January 19, 2021 — the final day of Donald Trump‘s presidency — the Hall of Presidents closed, as well. Now, just past midnight on January 20, the anticipated refurbishment has become official.
The Walt Disney World Resort official website and the My Disney Experience app (the official Disney World app) both reflect the current operating status of the attraction, located in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square.
“The Hall of Presidents is currently closed for refurbishment,” the Disney World website reads.
Take a look:
At this time, it is unclear how long the Hall of Presidents will be closed for refurbishment. However, the closure was expected, since January 20, 2021, marks the Inauguration Day of President Joe Biden. As usual, Disney has confirmed they will be adding an audio-animatronic depicting the new United States President to the Hall of Presidents attraction at Magic Kingdom.
As you can see in Orlando reporter Ashley Carter’s Tweet below, a sign is currently outside of the Hall of Presidents attraction that reads they are currently preparing it to “welcome the new president.”
Disney World's Hall of Presidents attraction is now closed for refurbishment at Magic Kingdom. The attraction is being "prepared to welcome the new president." pic.twitter.com/aIyDjatNie
— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) January 20, 2021
At the time of this article’s publication, the Disney World refurbishment calendar does not list when the Hall of Presidents will reopen.
For more information on this Liberty Square attraction at Magic Kingdom Park, read the official description below:
In the Presence of the Presidents
Take your seat in the stately theater, home to 3 massive digital projection screens and a grand proscenium. Watch an original film—developed by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian—that tells the dramatic story of the nation’s founding.
Learn about the formation of our Constitution and the hard-fought struggles along the way—such as the American Revolution and the Civil War. Listen to the stirring words of John F. Kennedy echo through the theater and watch Abraham Lincoln—in attendance on stage—deliver his Gettysburg address.
The Presidents Will See You Now
Watch the curtain rise to reveal startlingly realistic Audio-Animatronics replicas of every President of the United States—together for the very first time. Hear speeches delivered by George Washington and the newest addition to the Hall, 45th President Donald J. Trump.
Wondering why there are 44 and not 45 figures onstage? Because Grover Cleveland served 2 non-consecutive terms as both the 22nd and 24th president.
Do you enjoy the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World? When was the last time you experienced this attraction? Let us know in the comments.
This article has been updated to reflect the most recent information.