Walt Disney World Adds President Donald Trump Animatronic
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida added its Donald Trump animatronic to the famed Hall of Presidents attraction Monday.
The audio-animatronic, made in likeness of the 45th President of the United States, joins the exhibit alongside 43 other robo-presidents. The exhibit, which premiered in 1971, will re-open Tuesday after a year-long revamp.
Trump’s figure takes center stage and is stood next to a seated Abraham Lincoln.
“Above all, to be American is to be an optimist — to believe that we can always do better — and that the best days of our great nation are still ahead of us,” the Trump animatronic says during the 25-minute show.
Scott Gustin shared photos of the newly erected Trump figure.
“I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God,” the Trump figure says in a video shared by WDWMagic.
“From the beginning, America has been a nation defined by its people. At our founding, it was the American people who rose up to defend our freedoms and win our independence,” says the animatronic in its speech.
“It is why our founders began our great Constitution with three very simple words: ‘We the people.’ Since that moment, each generation of Americans has taken its place in the defense of our freedom, our flag, and our nation under God.”
The animatronic features the latest advances in technology, allowing for smoother and more lifelike movements. President Trump recorded dialogue exclusively for The Hall of Presidents, a tradition fulfilled by each sitting president since the early 1990s.
Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents re-opens to the public December 19.