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First Look at Joe Biden Added to Hall of Presidents: Opening Month Revealed

The Hall of Presidents has been an iconic attraction at Magic Kingdom park since 1971. Walt himself originally envisioned the beloved attraction years ago, and Disney continues to carry on the history of the United States leaders through storytelling and life-like animatronics. Now, Disney has provided an update as they have been hard at work preparing the attraction to reopen with the newly elected President, Joe Biden.

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As shared by Disney: “For the past few months, work has been underway to add President Joe Biden to the stage as the 46th President of the United States. As Disney Imagineers are putting the final touches on the show, which will debut to guests in August, we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the latest update. Just as Walt envisioned, creative teams have been busy programming an Audio-Animatronics replica of the President, pairing it with a delivery of the presidential oath of office recorded at the White House by President Biden himself just for the attraction.”

Audio-Animatronics replica of President Joe Biden at Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park
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“Every detail comes together to create a realistic and symbolic glimpse into the office of the President through the years, from the carefully tailored clothing to the props, documents and furniture placed throughout the stage. Next time you visit, you may notice the table next to President Biden is adorned with a few special items, each with their own significance to the President—including peach blossoms to represent his home state of Delaware and a pair of aviators as a nod to his proclivity for the sunglasses.”

Special items significant to President Joe Biden in the Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park

Disney continues sharing, “And for those who are curious about what happens to presidents at The Hall of Presidents after their term has ended, the Audio-Animatronics figure of former President Donald J. Trump will take its place on stage among those who have previously served.”

Get ready to take your seat in the stunning Hall of Presidents theater beginning in August, as Disney continues to honor the story of the American presidency.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.