Monday, February 17, 2014

The Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

by: Nick

Today, in the United States, we are celebrating President's Day in honor of George Washington's birthday, so I thought we'd take a look at the Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Hall of Presidents opened with the Magic Kingdom on October 1st, 1971.

The entry gallery features paintings of Presidents along with actual and reproduced artifacts.

The show itself never fails to make my patriotic heart proud.

We open with a film narrated by Morgan Freeman, which gives a brief history of the Presidency, focusing on highlights and historical significance from various administrations.

During the segment featuring Abraham Lincoln, the screen rises and an audio animatronic Lincoln recites The Gettysburg Adress.

The film then commences, and at it's conclusion the screen once again rises, and all 44 Presidents are represented by audio animtronic figures for a role call, with a speech from Barack Obama.

This is "edutainment" at its finest, and everyone should see it at least once.

If you're interested, here's a link of the Presidential role call from my YouTube channel.

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