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

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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CRAIG RICHARD
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CRAIG RICHARD

The article stated that Disney had the “technical problems”, not President Trump.

The Dude
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The Dude

Let’s be real. They’re delaying as long as possible since it’s a coin flip that he makes it to 2018 at the POTUS.

Lori
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Lori

A Hall of Presidents cast member told me –while officially working in uniform, in January ’17, that the animatronic figure of President Trump was underway and it was one of the most complex ones and would take the most time because of the “hair”. He said each hair is inserted individually.

MAGA Man
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MAGA Man

Awesome. It will be great to see the snowflake’s heads explode.

Tom F
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Tom F

Lol triggered.
Well done, Mister President. 100% of America has your back.

cathy
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cathy

hahahaha! Another ‘technical problem’ is that he has sadly yet to say anything inspirational, inoffensive or worthy of being recorded.
The Trumpamatron is better seen, not heard…and if they could place him toward the back…:)

Bob
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Bob

Get over it!

Hunter
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Hunter

Can you please leave your political views and opinions off of this website? This is a news resource site for Disney fans around the world who want nothing but to escape from the politics and terribleness of the real world, and If you want to express your
personal views on the current status of our country, please do so on an official political news site or if you are so displeased, write a letter to congress addressing your concerns. Thank you.

Sherry
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Sherry

How wonderful!!! I love President Donald Trump!!! Way to go Disney!!!

Jackson
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Jackson

Yay I agree with you it’s nice to see that democratic disney is not everywhere

Gennene
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Gennene

I’m glad Disney has decided to do exactly what they always do
Donald Trump is our President and should be honored as such. Please stop with fake news. I am now a bigger fan of Disney for doing what is right. Thank you

Dglic
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Dglic

Our respect belongs to the office of the president, not the butt that sits in the seat of the oval office. I will not give him respect unless or until he has earned it, which he most certainly has not. No other President in history has had so many people avidly against him, not only in America, but also in the world. No other President, not even Nixon, has had so many people protesting on a daily basis. No other President has been under so many investigations, has so many lawsuits filed against him while sitting in the seat. Only… Read more »

Zoltan
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Zoltan

Lighten up Francis……

Chris
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Chris

You are correct, but read up on the backfire effect when it comes to engaging folks about this. Thanks for your service.

Kathy M.
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Kathy M.

Thank goodness! Happy to hear this! He is our president!

MikeIsAChild
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MikeIsAChild

Hey Mike… grow up. He is the president and treating him any different than the last ones is what fascists would do. But my guess is you want an all powerful government telling you what to do.

Dan
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Dan

Can we please leave political posts out of Disney blogs? This is some of our escape from the media.

Karen
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Karen

Well there’s one less pavilion I will be going in , until they move him to the back row in 4 years.

Dglic
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Dglic

Agreed. I sent a letter BEGGING to just have him do a roll call. I can’t imagine the incoherent hatred and disdain he will spew in the spot. “I am the bigliest. Oh, America is Great again. Because of me. Believe me.”

Mike F
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Mike F

Get over yourselves, snowflakes. It’s just a silly exhibit.

Ryan B
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Ryan B

Original.

Kevin
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Kevin

He’s not really our president? Because according to the constitution and the electoral college set by our founding fathers, he most certainly is! :)

Politicssuck
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Politicssuck

Hey we had Obama for years, and despite not liking him personally it was cool to hear him speak and added to the attraction. We could at least respect our current President and show him the same grace as he robotically intones like his predecessor.

Or we could act like the posters above…

Keith
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Keith

I assume you are a conservative? The concept of grace is offensive to leftists, and you will never see it. If they are breathing, they are trumpeting their narcissistic hysteria. Defeating the “evils of capitalism” and patting themselves on the back for conquering “social injustices” are far more important than truth, reason, or even civility. Truly vile, miserable people for the most part.

David
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David

Four years? He won’t last to Christmas.

Champ
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Champ

Good hopefully they can open my air conditioned sleep space at Disney again oh yeah Donald Trump won the election get over it.

Tom
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Tom

Disney should have made this announcement long ago. President Trump is our President. Those that commented negative must NOT remember what President Clinton did, and he did it in the White House. If they feel strongly against Trump speaking they can stay home and not spend their money at Disney

Elise
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Elise

Shame on Disney for blaming this on “technical problems”‘which we all know is not true! Stop with the liberal bias and treat President Trump as you have treated all the rest of the Presidents, and and open the exhibit in a timely fashion. Remember Disney, Florida voted for Trump… and as a resident, you love for us to visit when all the others go home! Think twice about the political games you’re playing!