The Hall of Presidents now closed for refurbishment ahead of today's presidential inauguration

Jan 20, 2021 in "The Hall of Presidents"

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States takes place at noon on Wednesday January 20 2021 and Disney has today announced the closure of The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom.

Although the show will be closed effective today, we don't yet have any details on the scope of changes that will be made to the show, or when it will reopen.

Disney has confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that a Joe Biden animatronic figure will be part of the show. The last closure in 2017 lasted for almost the entire year, with the show reopening on December 19 2017.

There has been recent speculation that the Muppets may take a part in the rework the show, with the beloved characters seeing a recent resurgence, with all 5 seasons of The Muppet Show to appear on Disney+ from February 19.

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Article Posted: Jan 20, 2021 / 6:04am ET
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GimpYancIent1 day ago

No, the guests.

Rambozo1 day ago

What are you saying? They are going to put Statler and Waldorf in the balcony, where they can make fun of the presidents???

GimpYancIent1 day ago

I have not seen nor read anything about replacing HoP but rather enhance, update, improve or add to the entertainment it provides. The Muppets are a part of Americana.

Rambozo1 day ago

I don't want to see the Muppets in Magic Kingdom, especially if they are replacing Hall. If you want to do something Disney finally give us "The Great Muppet Movie Ride" at DHS.

Sharon&Susan2 days ago

But if enough people in this thread wish upon a star hard enough this rumor may come true!

Dunston2 days ago

this is the fakest rumor of all time

MaryJaneP2 days ago

Perhaps it is unfortunate that HoP (and CoP as well) is the past to some and the future to others. Adding the muppets to HoP (or CoP) would be entirely inappropriate to those to whom it is either a respectful display of their past or a projection of their future.

TrainChasers4 days ago

Which Epcot bar are you at? I’ll join you! Haha. (Jk. Of course... the way this thread is going that would get way too expensive.)

WondersOfLife4 days ago

Every time somebody posts this, and the “all the presidents are muppets” jokes on this thread, I take a shot.

Cmdr_Crimson5 days ago

There was also this...Pre 2000 tho...

EricsBiscuit5 days ago

Me too! It’s a great way to showcase lesser known presidents

*Grand Admiral Thrawn*5 days ago

Facts my dude! The show is one of the best shows I have ever seen. As a kid the show honestly got me more invested in American History and our Presidents.

prberk8 days ago

And YouTube.

MadTeacup11 days ago

I'm pretty sure there's LOTS of Disney Parks guests that want Disney to permanently end FastPass+. Also, there's no movement to REMOVE HoP (that I'm aware of.) Some people would just like to see Disney improve the way they tell the story on that stage. There may be, but that doesn't make them wrong. I'd never witnessed an audience disrespect that show the way they disrespected the post-2016 version. (Honestly, the Hillary animatronic wearing a Trump wig didn't help.)