UPDATE: Disney Confirms Donald Trump Will Speak, Sets New Opening Date for Hall of Presidents

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Disney has finally made a statement about their ongoing update of the Hall of Presidents attraction at the Magic Kingdom.

According to News 13

“The same thing that we’ve done with other presidents, is the same plan we have for President Trump,” said Jacquee Wahler, Vice President of communications (Walt Disney World).

They went on to clarify that Donald Trump and his audio-animatronic figure will speak in the show, just as the last 3 presidents added have.

Disney also stated that the attraction will re-open in late 2017, citing “technical problems” as the reason for the delay.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • My goodness, for once, can’t people just resist political commentary? It’s no wonder this country has no discourse any more. The pattern for the past three Presidents has been for them to speak and unless Disney chooses otherwise, that’s the way it’s going to be.

  • Grow up people! It’s an amusement park attraction. I can’t stand Millard Fillmore, but I still like the show!

    • Right! And Alexander Pierce was just the WORST!
      I’m fine with having him speak as it continues the trend, but to those who say we have to respect the man in the office, you are being absurd. As former military I can tell you that you respect the OFFICE not the man. That man has no respect for anyone, nor has he earned any…so don’t tell people to respect him simply because he won the electoral college (and not the popular) vote.

  • They should have just reused the brer bear from splash mountain with a bad hair style it would have saved them money!

  • Great! The sooner we can get rid of Obama’s role, the better….glorifying the disaster of the last 8 years has gone on way too long. Now if can just work on ridding “Pirates” from that gigantic douche Depp.

  • We are going to Disney in December and I hope the Hall of Presidents will be open I always enjoy seeing it and am looking forward to seeing our latest President Trump

  • First, let me say, I believe the new president’s likeness and voice should absolutely be added. BUT, I don’t have to like him, or respect him simply because he is our president. These comments calling for respect were NOT present when Obama was so savagely attacked and disrespected in unbelievable ways. Now the shoe is on the ‘other’ political foot and suddenly it’s time to respect our president again? No, unfortunately those days are gone.