ORLANDO, Fla. — After nearly a year of renovations, the Hall of Presidents will finally reopen Tuesday at Disney's Magic Kingdom and, yes, President Donald Trump will speak.
Or at least his animatronic will.
- Hall of Presidents to reopen Tuesday
- President Trump animatronic has a speaking role
- New upgrades have been made to the theater
Disney says Imagineers updated the show's content with the latest in theatrical design and animatronic technology, including upgraded projection, sound and lighting.
Trump also recorded remarks exclusively for the Hall of Presidents, something every sitting president has done since the 1990s. Disney says the new animatronic of Trump will have smoother, more lifelike movements.
For months, critics petitioned Disney to either no include Trump in the Hall of Presidents, or break with tradition and have a silent animatronic Trump.
But last June, a Disney spokesperson told Spectrum News that Trump would have a speaking role.
WDWMagic posted a video on Monday of robot Trump’s Disney speech, wherein he says:
“From the beginning, America has been a nation defined by its people. At our founding, it was the American people who rose up to defend our freedoms and win our independence. It was why our Founders began our great Constitution with three very simple words: We the people. Since that moment, each generation of Americans has taken its place in the defense of our freedom, our flag, and our nation under God."
“These are the achievements of the American spirit—the spirit of a people who fought and died to bring the blessings of liberty to all our people. Above all, to be an American is to be an optimist, to believe that we can always do better and that the best days of our great nation are still ahead of us. It’s a privilege to serve as the president of the United States, to stand here among so many great leaders of our past, and to work on behalf of the American people.”