Today (following a soft opening yesterday), Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents officially returned, now featuring the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Despite rumors to the contrary that swirled earlier this year, President Trump does give a speech in the updated attraction, marking the continuation of a tradition that started in the 90s.
The attraction also features some technological upgrades, allowing for smoother movement. However, as many have pointed out, Trump’s AA doesn’t bear as much of a likeness to the mogul turned Commander in Chief as one might hope. In fact, some have said it looks more like actor Jon Voight while others have theorized the figure was initially intended to be projected winner Hillary Clinton and changed after the fact.
It's weird how the Trump robot at the Hall of Presidents is Trump from an HBO movie five years from now where he's played by Jon Voight pic.twitter.com/7GtizFfELR
— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) December 19, 2017
Here me out on this. Clearly Disney had Hilary's robot ready to go and then they had to try and make it look like Trump. Don't hate me. This is just a necessary and painful fact we all need to deal with. pic.twitter.com/biSirfwE59
— Shannon O'Neill (@spotastic) December 19, 2017
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) December 19, 2017
Additionally, Madame Tussauds Orlando — known for their life-like wax sculptures — couldn’t help but poke fun at Disney in their tweet, which takes the form of a popular 2017 meme:
ME AT THE START OF 2017 VS ME NOW pic.twitter.com/ydZsTNNAjT
— Tussauds Orlando (@TussaudsOrlando) December 19, 2017
In any case, the new Hall of Presidents is now open at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.