Walt Disney World's theme park attraction, the Hall of Presidents, entered a brand new chapter as it welcomed an animatronic version of President Trump.
The Hall Of Presidents History
Long before President Trump took office, Walt Disney World honored the brave men who hold the title of President of the United States of America. Since it opened, the Hall of Presidents combined American history and pride in an interactive attraction that educates Disney World guests on the importance of patriotism. Since President Clinton's induction into the theme park attraction, each of the living U.S. Presidents recorded dialogue and to accompany their respective animatronic.
Twitter's Animatronic Fever
When Disney revealed President Trump's animatronic, countless people tweeted their opinions regarding the newest addition to the Hall of Presidents.
"President Trump has officially been added to Disney's Hall of Presidents in the Magic Kingdom," wrote one Twitter user. "I love it!"
"Robot Trump is born," wrote another user. "Donald Trump audio-animatronic figure at the new Hall of Presidents."
Meanwhile, when Twitter users posted a close-up photo of the Trump animatronic face, many Twitter users submitted sarcastic remarks. Even longtime Trump opponent and Tony-winning entertainer Bette Midler got into the commentary:
#Disney unveiled animatronic Trump at Hall of Presidents. They had to use an old pair of hands from one of the “It’s a Small World” kids.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 19, 2017
The Failing Grade
Despite Walt Disney Imagineers' best efforts; many Twitter users from both sides of the aisle annihilated the animatronic. Several users claim that they were looking at President Jon Voight or legendary horror film character, Chucky. Others have stated that the Trump animatronic looked similar to his Democratic Presidential rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Strange Days Podcast host Fernand R. Amandi also added that the President might be disgusted with Disney Imagineering's efforts and pointed out several flaws:
So many embarrassing & humiliating details about the animatronic: * The disheveled, hobo hair * The fleshy jowls & turkey neck * The huge gut resulting in the unbuttoned jacket * The idiotic facial expression & the coup de grace, * The ill-fitting suit & tie -a Trump pet peeve https://t.co/mUvJTUSna5 — Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) December 19, 2017
Other Trump Portrayals
Disney is not the only entertainment gurus that have gotten in trouble with their interpretation of the latest resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Emmy-winner Alec Baldwin received top recognition for his uncanny impersonation of President Trump. Baldwin is also considering bringing his interpretation to Broadway in a one-man show. Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert and his Late Show executive producer Chris Licht, have announced that they are bringing Cartoon Donald Trump to Showtime in a 10-episode animated series called Our Cartoon President. The Simpsons have also made President Trump a target ever since Homer Simpson crashed President Trump's Presidential announcement.
Walt Disney World park guests will experience President Trump addressing them at the Hall of Presidents starting today.