Trump to debut in Disney's Hall of Presidents Tuesday

Last Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017, 6:20 PM EST

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.

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 13 that Trump would have a speaking role.

In May, Disney CEO Bob Iger said a script had been written for the president. 

Originally, the Walt Disney World website said the attraction would be closed through June.

Park officials said the delay had to do with other changes in the attraction, including the upgraded theater.


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