Disney World will, at times, have an attraction unavailable for a prolonged amount of time as it undergoes a refurbishment. During this time, Guests are unable to experience the attraction; however, it makes the grand reveal of all the changes that much more exciting when it returns!
Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents is set to officially reopen tomorrow, starring all-new President Joe Biden animatronic after months of refurbishment on the attraction. The Hall of Presidents attraction is one that many love to experience as it discusses American history while igniting a strong sense of patriotism for many as it features an animatronic of every United States President in history!
Once President Biden was elected into office, Disney quickly started creating his animatronic and audio so that the Hall of Presidents could accurately depict the current Presidency. Although the attraction is set to debut tomorrow, as we mentioned, it seems that the show is experiencing a soft-opening at the moment!
Reporter Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) took to Twitter to post a video clip of the brand-new show, which shows President Joe Biden being sworn into office.
The animatronic of President Joe Biden has debut in The Hall of Presidents attraction at Magic Kingdom pic.twitter.com/X6EK0vTwaw
— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) August 3, 2021
This speech replaces the speech of previous United States President Donald Trump, who can be seen in the top left-hand corner of the frame in the video clip.
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 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.
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.
Do you plan on checking out the newly refurbished Hall of Presidents on your next visit to Magic Kingdom? What do you think of the new President Biden animatronic?
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