Abraham Lincoln Animatronic Malfunctions at The Hall of Presidents

Have you ever visited one of Walt Disney World’s attractions only to find a hiccup in the ride experience? Even though we like to think there is this magical bubble around Disney property, mistakes and mishaps unfold. Just recently we shared the news that the Orange Monorail on the way to Magic Kingdom Park lost power and left monorail riders stranded. Now, a video is going viral that shows Disney Abraham Lincoln animatronic during his great moment of speaking not having the best of days at The Hall of Presidents.

Disney recently reopened The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom with the new animatronic of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden. The current and past President animatronics are part of the nostalgic show and fill the stage for a rather impressive reveal. Unfortunately, several of the President animatronics are rather old. The Hall of Presidents is an opening day attraction for Magic Kingdom, dating back to 1971. Even with updates, we’re sure the mechanics behind the animatronics are difficult to keep in pristine condition. This Magic Kingdom attraction and several others are likely one of the reasons why Disney is stepping up their robot technology.

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Well, a TikTok user was visiting Magic Kingdom and went to Liberty Square to check out The Hall of Presidents. Unfortunately, Kennedy Shay @k3nn3dyshay was visiting the attraction at the wrong time and the TikTok video posted is going viral as the 16th President malfuntions. @k3nn3dyshay shares, “Abe Lincoln was sleepy, so we got kicked out of Hall of Presidents” with the following video:


Abe Lincoln was sleepy, so we got kicked out of Hall of Presidents 😫🤣 #fyp #foryoupage #disney #disneyworld #hallofpresidents

♬ original sound – Kennedy Shay

President Abraham Lincoln! We appreciate the laughter from Kennedy Shay! Rather than get upset about the mishap, we love to see when people laugh it off and move on. Disney’s Imagineers must have fixed “Sleepy Abe” quickly because the Lincoln figure is back up and running and the attraction is welcoming Guests once again! Do you have a story to share about an animatronic malfunction you’ve seen unfold while visiting Walt Disney World?

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.