|About this Attraction
Location: Liberty Square
Type: Audio-animatronic show
Duration: 25 minutes
Flash photography and video lighting not allowed
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.
Guests may remain in wheelchairs or ECVs to experience the attraction.
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