Disney Confirms Joe Biden Will Be Added to The Hall of Presidents
Guests at the Magic Kingdom were disappointed this morning if they had planned to visit the iconic Hall of Presidents attractions. As we just reported, the attraction was quietly closed overnight for refurbishment. Since then, Disney has released a statement to the Orlando Sentinel confirming that the refurbishment of The Hall of Presidents is to add a President Joe Biden animatronic.
When the Hall of Presidents attraction closed yesterday before the refurbishment, President Trump’s speaking part featured him reciting the Presidential Oath of Office and a statement about the “Spirit of America” and the United States Constitution. This speaking part was an actual recording of President Trump just for the attraction. It is likely that President Biden will also record a similar speaking part. Since President Bill Clinton was added to the attraction, every President has had a speaking role.
Now, the million dollar question is, “When will The Hall of Presidents reopen?” If history repeats itself, it will probably be some time. When the attraction was closed back on January 17, 1997 to add President Donald Trump, it didn’t reopen until 11 months later on December 19, 2017. However, when it closed to add the President Trump animatronic, other features of the attraction were also updated including upgrades to the lighting and sound systems.
In the most recent years, many have petitioned for The Hall of Presidents to be completely re-themed. However, with the confirmation from Disney this morning that President Biden will be added to the attraction, that does not look likely for at least another four years.
The Hall of Presidents is an original attraction inside the Magic Kingdom since the Park opened back in 1971 and has featured every United States President. The addition of President Biden will make him the 46th President to be featured in the attraction.
Make sure to keep it here with MickeyBlog as we will be the first to let you know when the scheduled reopening date of The Hall of Presidents with the President Biden animatronic.
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Source Credit: Orlando Sentinel