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Donald Trump Heads to Disney’s Hall of Presidents

Donald Trump Heads to Disney’s Hall of Presidents

It’s tradition whether you like it or not.

Disney World will add President-elect Donald Trump to its “Hall of Presidents” attraction at Magic Kingdom:

And with the announcement of a new POTUS, Disney fans know what that has meant historically: a new animatronic added to the iconic Hall of Presidents at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park. The attraction was originally opened on October 1, 1971 in Liberty Square and remains a staple of the park’s legacy to this day, welcoming in the nation’s new President of the United States every election cycle.

The Hall of Presidents is scheduled to be closed from January 17th, 2017 through June 30, 2017, presumably to add President Trump to the ensemble in a prominent capacity and rework the show accordingly. There is no official word on how he will be added to the production, so make sure to stick with Inside the Magic, and we’ll make sure to keep you updated with all new information as it comes about.


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Closed for almost six months to add a mannequin?

Maybe they anticipate trouble getting the hair right.

    Actually, that’s not an unreasonable amount of time, given the massive change to the attraction that has to take place.

    Effectively ALL of the presidents except for Lincoln and Washington need to be rearranged (which requires a massive undertaking in and of itself). The testing alone to confirm that happened correctly is a nightmare given the archaic control system for the animatronics.

    An animation of President Trump needs to be created (which if I remember correctly now the President elect gets to have input into. That animatronic then needs to be fully articulated (preferably with something close to President Trump’s mannerisms)and a speech by President Trump needs to be written and recorded (at the White House).

    The will likely re-narrate the ENTIRE ride. They did this in 1993 with Maya Angelou after William J. Clinton, then again in 2001 after George W. Bush by J.D. Hall, and then again in 2009 by Morgan Freeman after the election of Barack H. Obama. I suppose they COULD just add a section narration by Morgan Freeman updating it, but I think he will balk at doing that.

    They will likely add additional movie footage to the screen movie.

    All in all, this is a larger production than you might imagine. I will be interested to see it, but I likely won’t have the opportunity until January or March of 2018 (if that).