Disney statement on the Hall of Presidents and the inclusion of a speaking role for Trump

Jun 27, 2017 in "The Hall of Presidents"

Disney has today moved to clarify its position on the Hall of Presidents, and to dispel some of what it calls inaccurate reporting from various media outlets.

Here is the statement posted to the official Disney Parks Blog

"Since the Magic Kingdom Park opened in 1971, The Hall of Presidents has brought together a one-of-a-kind look at the office of the President of the United States through film and the magic of Disney’s Audio-Animatronics technology. Despite some media reports to the contrary, President Trump will have a speaking role in The Hall of Presidents, like every president since 1993. We have been working closely with the current White House — just as we have with previous administrations — and the president’s recording session has been scheduled. The attraction will re-open in late 2017.

Whenever we refurbish one of our attractions, we take the opportunity to consider a broad range of enhancements. In this case, The Hall of Presidents is getting a new show, and a complete theater upgrade including a new sound system, lighting and high-definition projection system. The multi-screen viewing experience you may have seen in prior versions of the attraction is returning with an even wider vantage point of our country’s history."

Disney also took to Twitter, and specifically named an inaccurate report.

"The Vice report is inaccurate. As we have stated, President Trump will have a speaking role in the Hall of Presidents like every other president since 1993. We have been working closely with the White House and the president's recording session has been scheduled. We have repeatedly stated that the attraction will re-open in late 2017."

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Article Posted: Jun 27, 2017 / 6:53pm EDT
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Mr StarkyMay 28, 2019

Let's just say that there were things going on in life. I now have the opportunity to begin enjoying some things after going through a literal Hell. And since Disney is timeless, I figured why not.

Hockey89May 28, 2019

Don't rush greatness lol

ABQMay 28, 2019

You waited over two years to reply to that post?

Mr StarkyMay 28, 2019

Ehhh, you went WAY beyond what I was implying. The Presidency is current. Things like the PotC is a snapshot of what once was. I see your point there. But depending on Political Philosophy, the HoP can trigger a real world conversation, in what is a fantasy world distraction. I'm simply saying, I prefer to enjoy the break from reality, and enjoy the fun of fantasy while in WDW. The SO CALLED NEWS, will be there when I return home. :/

AJH219Mar 05, 2018

It looks fine from the angle it was designed to be viewed from.

danyoung56Mar 05, 2018

Good to hear! What did you think of Trump's look?

AJH219Mar 05, 2018

Major apologizes for the two month bump, but I finally had the chance to see the re-imagined Hall of Presidents last evening. I think Disney did a beautiful job with this iconic attraction. It is better than ever! The projections are crisp and crystal clear, the "story" is even more inspiring than before, and yes even Mr. Trump's speech was wonderful. I'm so happy Disney kept this gem around and it was a lovely reminder, that even in the bitterly divided state we are in now, the USA is truly the greatest nation of them all!!

Fractal514Jan 05, 2018

Be careful what you ask for... Well, this article is despicable. I get what they are saying, but it misses the point that unlike everyone else protesting, this guy did so in an ineffective and arguably inappropriate setting. I would just like to add that an article on Salon.com is not the New York Times, CNN, or any real mainstream media and I don't believe I've seen anyone cheering him there. But if they did, then they don't speak for me.

21stampsJan 05, 2018

Here ya go...I think this would consist of a fact to support my statement :) https://www.salon.com/2017/12/29/this-man-screaming-lock-him-up-at-disney-worlds-trumpbot-is-all-of-us/ This man screaming “lock him up” at Disney World’s Trumpbot is all of us. (The text is too political to include here)

Fractal514Jan 05, 2018

What liberal media condoned it? I haven't seen any. This is the kind of false statement that goes unquestioned and eventually becomes seen as fact. Folks ASSUME that liberals will condone this and then project it onto us. We think this guy is stupid just as you do. End of story. No need to let it divide us at all.

The MomDec 31, 2017

Dammit, you're right. More like almost 70 years ago - but the song was on an album produced around 1950, so the song may have been written earlier. ;)

Nemo14Dec 31, 2017

1950 was 67 years ago, as we all know... :joyfull:

The MomDec 31, 2017

This song was written and recorded circa 1950 - 75 years ago. Longer than even I have been alive. ;) And I'm sure there are even older protests songs about injustice. This particular song was about the black listing of Communists, and imprisonment of protesters. Pete Seeger was also a major player in the anti-Viet Nam war protests. This country has always been failing some people. It has always been a work in progress. Some react by writing songs, creating art, protesting, or entering politics. Only the faces, and issues, change. And that's what I get for posting before finishing my morning coffee! Lots of errors.

draybookDec 31, 2017

Late getting back here but wanted to reply. No, you see this isn't my "perception". He sent Holder, Holder went back empty handed. Those are facts. LA riots, Baltimore Riots, Watts riots, Selma, Rodney King, the taking of the CA capital building by the Black Panther party, race riots every few years in different cities, slavery, the attempted extinguishing of the American Indians, the treatment of Irish immigrants, Japanese Americans being imprisoned during WW2, etc... Yeah, those did all happen under Trump's time in office. Oh wait, they didn't. But surely your OPINION that things have gotten worse under Trump must be correct. After all, the media tells you it has so you have to agree.