President Trump just received an unforgettable early Christmas present he’ll never forget and it’s at Walt Disney World. (VIDEO BELOW)
An animatronic President Donald Trump has arrived, and he has made his debut in the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney World visitors got a sneak peek of the refurbished attraction with the Trump figure front and slightly off-center this afternoon.
The attraction officially opens Tuesday, Disney said. Visitors in the park Monday afternoon were able to see the new figure and film.
President Trump’s figure moved his head back and forth during the traditional roll call of leaders, motioned with his arms and gave a brief speech.
The first part of his speech was a re-recording of the presidential oath of office. Then, with no small amount of his trademark talking with his hands, President Trump — who recorded his words earlier this year — spoke about the spirit of the American people and the U.S. Constitution.
“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,” President Trump concludes. “It’s a privilege to serve as the president of the United States, to stand here among so many great leaders of our past, and to work on behalf of the American people.” (VIDEO BELOW)
Trump’s figure stands between Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, whose animatronics are seated.
Barack Obama’s animatronic is now adjacent to two of his contemporaries, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
According to Disney Parks: (VIDEO BELOW)
Following a year-long transformation, The Hall of Presidents will officially reopen at Magic Kingdom Park on Tuesday, December 19, with enhancements that will bring the story of the American presidency to life as never before. 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.
As has been the tradition with every new president since the attraction debuted, an Audio-Animatronics figure of President Donald J. Trump has been added to the show and features the latest advances in technology that enable smoother and more lifelike movements. President Trump personally recorded remarks exclusively for The Hall of Presidents, just as each sitting president has done for the attraction since the early 1990s.
Rich in innovative storytelling and tradition, The Hall of Presidents carries a legacy and passion for American history that has been part of Disney Parks for more than 50 years.
(h/t Orlando Sentinel)
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