The Hall of
This sit down attraction offers
lifelike show presents guests with all 42 American Presidents, from
Washington to Clinton, as Audio-Animatronic figures....
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This amazingly lifelike show presents guests with all 42 American
Presidents, from Washington to Clinton, as Audio-Animatronic figures.
Beginning this superior attraction is a film, narrated by poet Maya
Angelou, that discusses the importance of the Constitution of the United
States of America. Then the giant screen rises to reveal all of the
American leaders, who are spotlighted and called by name, as each waves
and nods. Afterwards, both Clinton and Lincoln address the audience. Such
detail and technology went into this that the dignitaries actually fidget
and whisper among themselves during the show.
4/9/00: Attraction News
It is rumored that this familiar attraction is on it's way out in favor of
a 3D movie. HoP has been growing consistently less popular lately, and
looks like it's on its way out. Magic Kingdom is currently the only WDW
park without a 3D attraction.
The only President to actually record his voice for this attraction was
Bill Clinton. (By the way, to the best of my knowledge, the show was not
canceled, nor was Clinton's speech taken out, during the impeachment
The superb Disney Imagineers who designed the Presidents' clothes not only
took into account the fashions of each period, but the common fabrics used
and the sewing techniques.
Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Updated with Addition of President
George W. Bush (July 2001)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL -- The Hall of Presidents, the Walt Disney World
Magic Kingdom popular, patriotic tribute to the office of the presidency
and democracy in America, is being updated to include the 43rd president,
George W. Bush.
who has personally recorded a speech written especially for the new
version of the show, will become a part of the attraction in the form of a
Disney Audio-Animatronics¬ figure sculpted by Disney Legend Blaine Gibson.
Gibson has been primarily responsible for creating the 42-member
presidential cast, even coming out of retirement to sculpt presidents
Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton and now, George W. Bush.
(Although George W. Bush is the 43rd president, only 42 individuals have
served in the presidency.)
The Hall of
Presidents re-opened last month with the first of its changes, the moving
of the Audio-Animatronics figure of Bill Clinton to take its position with
the other former presidents.
This interim show
will not include President George W. Bush. However, a ñMaking of the
George W. Bush Audio-Animatronics Figureî display will be featured in the
attractionÍs rotunda area. The exhibit will showcase the extensive and
detailed research Disney designers, craftsmen and technicians do to create
the presidents, not only studying their physical characteristics, but also
their hairstyles, clothing, fabrics, jewelry and mannerisms to create the
presidential figures as authentically as possible. White House staffs of
all the presidents since Lyndon Johnson have provided key input to
accomplish this authenticity.
At the end of
summer, the figure of President Bush will be added and The Hall of
Presidents will re-open in late fall.
Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in
Florida, The Hall of Presidents is a one-of-a-kind Disney classic
originally envisioned by Walt Disney himself. In the moving and patriotic
show, which features a film in which specially produced paintings are
projected onto a huge screen, guests learn about the origins of the
Constitution and the presidency, and the challenges both have faced since
the founding of the Republic.
Then, in the most
dramatic moment of the show, the screen parts to reveal AmericaÍs
presidents, brought to life by the magic of DisneyÍs Audio-Animatronics
technology, which electronically combines and synchronizes voices, music,
sound effects, animation and other show elements to give life-like
movement to three-dimensional figures. A patriotic and emotion-stirring
finale finds the figure of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, rising
from his chair to deliver words that still resonate with modern audiences,
almost 140 years after they were first spoken.
The Hall of
Presidents was last refurbished and updated in 1993 with the addition of
an Audio-Animatronics figure of Bill Clinton. Also, for the first time,
the attraction featured words spoken by a sitting U.S. President.
President Clinton provided his own voice to a short speech heard during
the show. The audio for the speech was recorded in the White House
** Photo: Veteran
Disney sculptor Blaine Gibson came out of retirement to sculpt the figure
of President George W. Bush for the Hall of Presidents.