Monday was President’s Day, so I published a rare “Fun Fact Monday” (it just doesn’t roll off the tongue like Fun Fact Friday!). There is SO much to know about this attraction though, so today I would like to follow up with some more fun facts!
Fun Fact #1– The only place that you can see the Presidential Seal on display outside of the White House is at the Hall of Presidents. In fact, it took Congressional approval for the seal to be displayed at the Magic Kingdom. The seal is surrounded by a small fence to protect it from guests standing on it.
Fun Fact #2– The Hall of Presidents opened up on October 1, 1971 when the Magic Kingdom first opened it’s doors, making it one of Disney World’s original attractions. The attraction has been running for nearly 46 year now, and has to close every 4 to 8 years to undergo refurbishments to make way for the newest POTUS. (The Hall is currently closed to make way for the new President Trump audio animatronic figure, and will re-open on June 29, 2017).
Fun Fact #3- When Epcot’s Spaceship Earth needed audio animatronics, molds of the presidents were used for to speed up the process! Teddy Roosevelt was recreated into an Egyptian priest and again as a senator in Rome. James Buchanan was made into Johannes Gutenberg and can be seen standing next to the life changing printing press. Eisenhower is the lute player and the sculptor is actually from the mold of Ulysses S. Grant. Two more presidents, Franklin Pierce and John Tyler, can also be seen as scholars.
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