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THE HALL OF PRESIDENTS


The Hall of Presidents, a Disney Original designed by Walt Disney himself is a hugely inspirational and patriotic presentation by all 44 Presidents of the United States who discuss the history of the presidency and the importance of the Constitution from its inception through to the present day and beyond.

The amazingly life-like animatronics nod, whisper, and fidget during the roll call and several deliver uplifting speeches during the show, which also features a film on a screen that stretches halfway (180 degrees)around the 700 seat theatre.

The show begins with the story of George Washington and the struggle to build a new nation. It continues through today, highlighting presidents who have reached out to the people during times of strife.


About this Attraction

Location: Liberty Square

Type: Audio-animatronic show

Duration: 25 minutes

Fastpass: No

Flash photography and video lighting not allowed

Best time to visit: Anytime


Tips & Fun Facts

Don't be put off if there's a seemingly large crowd waiting for the next showing, the 700-seat theatre rarely fills to capacity so you should find plenty seats available.
It's a great place to relax and escape the Florida heat for a while during a long day at the parks.
Look out for the two rocking chairs located to the left of the attractions entrance, a perfect spot to do some people watching!

Each president is dressed in completely authentic period clothing and accessories, which were painstakingly reproduced by hand.
The Year 1787 which you'll see above the entrance to the Hall of Presidents is in fact the year the US constitution was signed.
Bill Clinton's addition to the Hall of Presidents in 1993 marked a first for Disney. He was the first serving President to lend his voice for the attraction. George W Bush has since followed suit following his animatronic's addition in 2001
Actor Royal Dano Provides the Voice for the animatronic Abraham Lincoln.
Previous to JD Hall's inclusion as narrator at the attraction in 2001, American poet Maya Angelou held that particular honour.
President Lincoln's dialog is based on excerpts from several of his actual speeches.
The 2009 reworking of the show saw the addition of President Barack Obama, the seventh addition and also the most dynamic figure Disney has ever created. Disney Imagineers, have discovered new ways to integrate an array of subtle movements and facial expressions into the figures. Imagineers also worked closely with White House staff to create realistic clothing and accessories worn by the figure in the show, right down to a lapel pin and watch.
Obama’s speech, recorded in the White House Map Room, includes the presidential oath of office and his thoughts about “the American dream.”
The musical score was written by Emmy-winning composer Joel McNeely.
David Morse voices the animatronic Washington.
Large display cases in the pre-show exhibit house dresses and personal objects worn by several First Ladies, including Edith Roosevelt (Teddy’s wife), Elizabeth Monroe and Nancy Reagan. 
The pre-show historical gallery also displays presidential portraits of Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and other chief executives, plus two cases filled with personal artifacts of presidents including Gerald Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and George Washington.

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Additional Information

Guests may remain in wheelchairs or ECVs to experience the attraction.


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