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.
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.”
“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.”
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.