The Hall of Presidents Closing for Two Days in June at Magic Kingdom

Kevin Lake

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Entrance of The Hall of Presidents attraction, featuring a blue and gold sign with stars and the presidential seal, set against a colonial-style brick building background.

The Hall of Presidents Closing for Two Days in June at Magic Kingdom

According to the Walt Disney World website, The Hall of Presidents will be closed for two days in June of 2024 in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square.

The Hall of Presidents Closure Dates

A colonial-style building with a clock tower, illuminated at dawn or dusk, stands alongside other historic buildings on a quiet, tree-lined street. An American flag hangs from a pole on the left.

The attraction’s operating hours are absent for June 9th and 10th on its webpage, while hours for dates before and after during the month remain normal. The attraction is not listed on the refurbishment calendar, however the space has occasionally been used for special events in the past. June 9th is also the date that paintings by President George W. Bush will go on display at EPCOT.

The Hall of Presidents will join Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith in being temporarily closed in June, though the latter was announced as a lengthy refurbishment and is set to reopen in July.

In the Presence of the Presidents

Take your seat in the stately theater, home to 3 massive digital projection screens and a grand proscenium. Watch an original film—developed by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian—that tells the dramatic story of the nation’s founding.

Learn about the formation of our Constitution and the hard-fought struggles along the way—such as the American Revolution and the Civil War. Listen to the stirring words of John F. Kennedy echo through the theater and watch Abraham Lincoln—in attendance on stage—deliver his Gettysburg address.

The Presidents Will See You Now
Watch the curtain rise to reveal startlingly realistic Audio-Animatronics replicas of every President of the United States—together for the very first time. Hear a speech delivered by George Washington and a recorded performance of the oath of office by the newest addition to the Hall, 46th President Joe Biden.

Wondering why there are 45 and not 46 figures onstage? Because Grover Cleveland served 2 non-consecutive terms as both the 22nd and 24th president.


Creating the Presidents

Originally conceived as animated wax figures, the Presidents didn’t meet Walt Disney’s approval, so he tasked Walt Disney Imagineering to develop the first Audio-Animatronics figure in human form.

The result was the groundbreaking Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, which debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The Hall of Presidents built upon the show’s legacy—expanding it to all Presidents—when it opened in 1971.

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