Disney Already Preparing Bust of Donald Trump For Hall of Presidents Attraction

On November 8, businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump surprised pollsters, pundits, and half the nation by beating Hillary Clinton on Election Day. Now that he has been elected, one of the perks with being the 45th president of the United States of America is having an an audio-animatronic figure of himself created and added to Walt Disney World's Hall of Presidents attraction.

Earlier today, during Disney’s Fiscal Full Year and Q4 2016 Earnings Results Webcast, Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said a bust of Donald Trump is already being prepared for their Hall of Presidents attraction.

Don't plan on seeing an animatronic Trump right away, though. Disney announced: "The Hall of Presidents will be closed for refurbishment from January 17 through June 29, 2017."


About The Hall of Presidents:

Envisioned by Walt Disney, The Hall of Presidents proved too ambitious for the technology of the time.

Conceived as animated wax figures, the Presidents didn’t quite look and act as Walt Disney had originally envisioned. So Walt decided to work with his Imagineers to develop the first Audio-Animatronics figure in human form. The result was the startling realistic, classic attraction Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, which debuted to rave reviews at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.


In 1971, with the technology tested and perfected, Abraham Lincoln—in addition to every other President at the time—appeared onstage in The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom park. Since then, every U.S. President, including the addition of Barack Obama, has been added to the roll call.

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