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|Opening Date: October 1st, 1971|
|Ride Length: 23 minutes||Minimum Height: N/A|
|Handicapped Access: Wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices are available from guest services for those hard of hearing.|
|Fastpass: No||Rider Swap: No|
|Attraction Type(s): Animatronic Show|
The Hall of Presidents started with an idea that Walt Disney had for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. He wanted to create a show that featured an audio-animatronic figure of Abraham Lincoln, and he succeeded. When Walt planned Disneyland in California, he used the same concept to create an attraction called 'One Nation Under God'.
Fast forward to Walt Disney World, Imagineers created a new land called Liberty Square, which would feature a much more advanced show, this time featuring every US president.
The show begins with a film presentation on the history of the United States of America, showing how the country was formed and how it fought through conflict and struggle. Following this the lifelike audio-animatronic Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address.
As the curtain rises, all of the Presidents are visible, and are introduced to the audience one at a time in order of their Presidency. The lifelike motions make the show fantastic to watch.
Barack Obama's actual voice is then used for his speech, followed by George Washington speaking for the remaining portion of the show.
This attraction is best suited to adults as some kids may find it dull. It's a nice place to go if the park is hot and busy, however will likely appeal to American citizens more than foreign tourists.