The Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square is home to history. All of the United States presidents are highlighted in and are dressed in clothing that is true to the era they lived in.

Waiting Area

The Hall of Presidents experience begins with a pre-show in the lobby. Guests can look through historical artifacts from presidents and former first ladies. One of the displays holds many dresses that the First Ladies wore on inauguration day.

The artifacts include presidential paintings and documents. There is even a piece of carpet that contains the Great Seal of the President.

Hall of Presidents Show

The show begins with a video that features scenes from the Constitutional Convention. Speeches by George Washington and Benjamin Franklin are quoted. Scenes from the secession and the Civil War come next. The explosion of American growth is highlighted ending with a launch of the Saturn V rocket.

Next, the curtain lifts, and the presidents are introduced in chronological order. President Donald Trump makes a statement and the show ends.

History of Hall of Presidents

This attraction opened on October 1, 1971 with the rest of the Magic Kingdom. The Hall of Presidents features every president, all 45. Uncle Walt first presented this attraction to the public at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Abraham Lincoln was the only president featured. Mr. Lincoln was Uncle Walt’s first audio-animatronic person. Parts of the original idea have been put into the attraction.

Fun Facts

New displays in the waiting area include painted Easter eggs from a White House egg hunt on loan from the Reagan Library, and George W. Bush’s cowboy boots he wore during his inauguration.

Dad’s Ride Information Table

Hall of Presidents

Description: Animatronics represent each of the Presidents and take guest through history
Height Requirement – None Fastpass: No Length of Ride: 25 minutes
Type of ride: Sit down in theatre with Air Conditioning

Dad’s Ratings

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The Fine Print

  • Reflective captioning system is available as host or hostess for more information.
  • Guests may rent attraction translation devices at Guest Relations with a refundable deposit.
  • Assistive Listening Receivers may be used and obtained from Guest Relations.
  • Guest may stay in a wheelchair, motorized scooter, or ECV

Dad’s Bottom Line

Yes, this attraction is straight history. It’s well done. Seeing the presidents in such detail is amazing. They fidget, they breathe, and they even look bored. It’s incredible.