The Hall of Presidents Reopens at Magic Kingdom After Year-Long Refurbishment

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The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom will officially reopen on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 after a year-long transformation. The show has received enhancements in the animatronics, sound design, lighting, and more.

As has been tradition with every new president since the show began, an animatronic figure of President Donald J. Trump has been added to the attraction. It features the latest in technology enabling smoother and more lifelike movements. President Trump personally recorded remarks exclusively for The Hall of Presidents, just as each sitting president has done since the early 1990s. Learn more about the updated show below and stay tuned for more theme park news.

The epic theatrical production was envisioned by Walt Disney himself to honor the country by honoring the presidents of the United States. This endeavor began with a single animated figure of President Abraham Lincoln that was developed for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. In 1971, advances in technology made it possible for Imagineers to make Walt Disney’s vision a reality by including every chief executive who ever served the United States of America.

The history of innovation at The Hall of Presidents continues to this day. In addition to updating the show’s content, Imagineers have incorporated the latest in theatrical design and Audio-Animatronics technology. Landmark moments in history come alive on a panoramic 180-degree screen that transports guests across more than 200 years of the American story. High-impact projection, sound, lighting and other enhancements take guests into rare and indelible moments in history that helped define a nation.

Rich in innovative storytelling and tradition, The Hall of Presidents carries a legacy and passion for American history that has been part of the Disney parks for more than 50 years.

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