Abraham Lincoln Animatronic Hilariously Malfunctions During Hall of Presidents

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The Hall of Presidents

Left Image Credit: @daytonac500 on TikTok

The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World recently reopened after a brief refurbishment period. However, it seems that not every animatronic is in working order despite the refurbishment.

Recently, the Abraham Lincoln animatronic keeled over during a performance of the Hall of Presidents. The hilarious malfunction was captured by a Disney Parks Guest and shared on social media.

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It would appear that for at least one showing of The Hall of Presidents, Abraham Lincoln had some difficulty getting out of his chair. The audio-animatronics used to recreate the presidents are very sophisticated, and so it doesn’t take much for a malfunction to occur. While this scene in the show is usually more serious in tone, it is a funny mishap to have the animatronic malfunction.

You can see the video that captured this malfunction by TikTok user @daytonac500 below:


Abe…you good buddy?#abrahamlincoln #disneyworldorlando #hallofpresidents #fail #fyp #disneytok

♬ original sound – Daytona 500

The Hall of Presidents recently reopened to Guests at the Magic Kingdom after closing for a refurbishment in order to add the animatronic for President Biden into the show. Every United States President is represented in the Hall of Presidents attraction.

Have you watched The Hall of Presidents? The show is tucked away in Liberty Square and is worth the watch if you are interested in the history of the United States of America. Here is how Disney describes the show:

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.

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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 a speech delivered by George Washington and a recorded performance of the oath of office by the newest addition to the Hall, 46th President Joe Biden.

Wondering why there are 45 and not 46 figures onstage? Because Grover Cleveland served 2 non-consecutive terms as both the 22nd and 24th president.

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The Hall of Presidents reopened to Guests at the Magic Kindom earlier this month. It went through a day of soft-opening performances, but now any Guests visiting the Park can enjoy the show.

It is worth noting however that malfunctions do happen and may, from time to time, close the show temporarily. So be sure and keep an eye on your My Disney Experience app to see showtimes and operational status of The Hall of Presidents or any attractions when you visit Walt Disney World.

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