Robobama coming to Walt Disney World

We’ve known for sometime that the Hall of Presidents attraction at the Magic Kingdom was getting a fairly large makeover. A new film, new narrator, and, of course, a new President. But the details as laid out in today’s NY Times are really impressive.

The exhibit will open with the new film, narrated by the actor Morgan Freeman. At a certain point, the Abraham Lincoln figure will rise and speak to the audience, as it always has, but now it will deliver the Gettysburg Address in its entirety.

“And this is the first time George Washington will have a speaking role,” said Kathy Rogers, a senior show producer for Walt Disney Imagineering, the unit that oversees the creative side of the theme parks.

But the emotional high point is intended to be the introduction of the Obama figure, who will yet again be heard taking the oath.

Apparently the Imagineers working on the project have taken to calling the animatronic version of President Obama, Robobama. Cute.

July 4th, the official re-opening of the Hall of Presidents, can’t get here soon enough.

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8 Responses to Robobama coming to Walt Disney World

  1. Jen Nelson says:

    My husband calls it the “Barack-bot”

  2. Details on Disney’s new Hall of Presidents show featuring ‘Robobama’ – http://is.gd/CnlT – mark July 4th on your calendar for his first show

  3. RT – Disney’s new Hall of Presidents show featuring ‘Robobama’ – http://is.gd/CnlT – mark July 4th for his first show (via @TheDisneyBlog)

  4. RT @TheDisneyBlog: Details on Disney’s new Hall of Presidents show featuring Robobama”: http://is.gd/CnlT Mark July 4th on your calendar!

  5. Another HoP article –> RT @TheDisneyBlog Details on Disney’s new Hall of Presidents show featuring ‘Robobama’ – http://is.gd/CnlT

  6. Adam Rucker says:

    RT @thedisneyblog Disney’s new Hall of Presidents show featuring Robobama – http://is.gd/CnlT – I wonder if they’ll include the oath flubs..

  7. Bill says:

    Will Robobama come complete with teleprompter?

  8. Pingback: Hall of Presidents Set to Re-open, new details revealed | The Disney Blog

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