After nearly a year-long refurbishment, The Hall of Presidents has reopened at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. An animatronic figure of President Donald J. Trump has been added to the attraction, along with several new show enhancements.
The Hall of Presidents opened with the Magic Kingdom in 1971 and is located in the Liberty Square section of the park. The show features all U.S. presidents together on stage in an incredible display of realistic animatronic figures. Over the years, every new president has been added to the show to keep it up to date. The George Washington and Abraham Lincoln figures each give speeches during the attraction. Since the early 1990s, each sitting president has also given a brief speech that is used to close out the show.
President Trump's audio-animatronic figure utilizes the latest advances in technology that enable smoother and more lifelike movements. The president personally recorded remarks to be used exclusively for the attraction. His speech focuses on bringing the nation together, and on celebrating liberty and defending freedom.
The president's segment ends with these words: "Above all, to be American is to be an optimist — to believe that we can always do better, and that the best days of our great nation are still ahead of us."
In addition to the new animatronic figure, other enhancements have been made to the show. An updated visual presentation featuring new narration is now projected onto an impressive 180-degree screen. The film takes guests through more than 200 years of the American story. High resolution projection, immersive sound design, updated lighting effects and other enhancements have been made as well.
The Hall of Presidents show runs continuously throughout the day at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Get your discounted tickets here at Best of Orlando before your next trip.
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