ORLANDO (FOX 13) - An animatronic figure of Donald Trump has joined Disney's Hall of Presidents in Florida.
The robotic facsimile of the 45th president of the United States stands front and slightly off-center of the long-running Walt Disney World attraction, which officially reopens Tuesday.
The Trump figure moves his head during the traditional roll call of leaders, motions with his arms and gives a brief speech. Every sitting president since Bill Clinton has had a speaking part, and a Disney spokeswoman says Trump recorded his Hall of Presidents script earlier this year.
“From the beginning, America has been a nation defined by its people,” the Trump figure says in preview video released by Disney.
The Hall of Presidents debuted at the Magic Kingdom in 1971 and gets an update with each change in leadership. After closing in January, the theater received an upgrade in its sound, light and projection packages.
“We created a wider venue for you to see all of the imagery we’ve created. We’ve opened up our screens to 180 degrees of imagery, almost 140 feet long and 18 feet tall,” Peter Ricci, the show’s design and production manager, said.
“The new imagery is amazing. It’s historical photos that maybe you’ve seen before, but never like this,” added Jason Roberts, the show’s producer.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.