Fans Once Again Ask Disney to Remove Trump From Hall of Presidents

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After Magic Kingdom closed for the day on the evening of January 19, the theme park also shut down the Hall of Presidents attraction, located in Liberty Square, in order for it to undergo a refurbishment.

If you aren’t familiar, Disney’s Hall of Presidents brings Guests into a theater that showcases realistic audio-animatronics replicas of every President of the United States, all together for the very first time.

This refurbishment doesn’t come as a shock as January 20, 2021, marked the Inauguration Day of President Joe Biden. Every time the United States gets a new President, the Hall of Presidents attraction at Magic Kingdom gets a new audio-animatronic.

The last time Disney’s Hall of Presidents theme park attraction underwent a refurbishment was in 2017 when Donald Trump became President. It’s no secret that the 2016 election was highly controversial, and Disney fans did not hold back voicing their opinions regarding Disney’s Hall of Presidents attraction at this time.

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A now-closed petition even garnered over 15,000 signatures at one point when Disney fans wanted the theme park to break tradition and not allow the Trump audio-animatronic to speak within the attraction. And, once the Donald Trump animatronic debuted, other Disney fans demanded it to be redone.

Disney World continued on with the planned refurbishment, and eventually, a Donald Trump animatronic was added to the Hall of Presidents. Now, four years later, as Disney gears up to add the next President — Joe Biden — to the Liberty Square attraction, fans are once again demanding for Trump to be removed from the theme park.

This comes on the heels of the recent U.S. Capitol riots involving by pro-Trump supporters as well as Trump facing a second impeachment.

Related: Disney CEO dodges question about removing Donald Trump animatronic from Hall of Presidents

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Just days after Disney announced a Biden audio-animatronic would be added to the Liberty Square attraction, fans have taken to Twitter (once again) to start calling for Trump to be removed as they make way for the new United States President, Joe Biden.

One Twitter user, Elsie, writes:

The Walt Disney Company: Remove Trump from Disneyworld’s [sic: Disney World’s] Hall of Presidents – Sign the Petition! chng.it/k7nbqmpd via @Change

Lindsay also took to Twitter to share her thoughts, writing:

I genuinely want to know if they are going to remove Trump’s robot from Disneyworld [sic: Disney World]… Or at least where I can sign a change.org petition…

Jenna on Twitter replied to a Walt Disney Studios Tweet writing:

Walt Disney: Get Trump animatronic removed from the Hall of Presidents in Magic Kingdom – Sign the Petition! chng.it/PPy6yRXc via @Change

@ellepillarmeow poked some fun as she shared her thoughts on the subject matter or removing the animatronic Trump, saying:

Petition to remove Trump from the hall of presidents at Disney world and instead relocate him to the new hall of giant babies exhibit

J.G. Murphy took to the social media platform asking Disney if they could remove the Trump animatronic from the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World.

One user replied to J.G. saying “or just put him waaaaaaaay in the back?” with J.G. replying “off stage, preferably.”

Marco on Twitter shared the Change petition writing:

The Walt Disney Company: Remove Trump from Disneyworld’s Hall of Presidents – Sign the Petition! chng.it/XRCrNxng via @Change

Elise shared the same petition asking to remove President Trump from the Hall of Presidents, writing:

The Walt Disney Company: Remove Trump from Disneyworld’s Hall of Presidents – Sign the Petition! chng.it/k7nbqmpd via @Change

Twitter user Chef tagged Walt Disney World saying that Trump needs to be the first President they remove and ban from the Liberty Square attraction within the theme park, writing:

@WaltDisneyWorld Make Trump the first president you remove and ban from Hall of Presidents.

 

More on Disney’s The Hall of Presidents Attraction

If you’ve never experienced The Hall of Presidents, the official Walt Disney World website describes this theme park attraction as the following. Note that the description will be updated after President Biden has been added.

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.

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Creating the Presidents

Originally conceived as animated wax figures, the Presidents didn’t meet Walt Disney’s approval, so he tasked Walt Disney Imagineering to develop the first Audio-Animatronics figure in human form.

The result was the groundbreaking Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, which debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The Hall of Presidents built upon the show’s legacy—expanding it to all Presidents—when it opened in 1971.

Know Before You Go

The show is approximately 25 minutes long and runs continuously throughout the day. Be sure to check the large clock hanging under the marquee for the next available showtime.

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What do you think Disney should do with The Hall of Presidents? Let us know in the comments below.

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