The Hall of Presidents attraction in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom has been closed for months while Disney Imagineers work to add President Joe Biden to the stage as the 46th President of the United States.
The show will reopen in August, but in the meantime, the Disney Parks Blog has shared a behind-the-scenes look at their most recent update.
Just as Walt envisioned, creative teams have been busy programming an Audio-Animatronics replica of the President, pairing it with a delivery of the presidential oath of office recorded at the White House by President Biden himself just for the attraction. Every detail comes together to create a realistic and symbolic glimpse into the office of the President through the years, from the carefully tailored clothing to the props, documents and furniture placed throughout the stage. Next time you visit, you may notice the table next to President Biden is adorned with a few special items, each with their own significance to the President—including peach blossoms to represent his home state of Delaware and a pair of aviators as a nod to his proclivity for the sunglasses.
Disney also pointed out that “the Audio-Animatronics figure of former President Donald J. Trump will take its place on stage among those who have previously served.”