UPDATE (1/20): The Hall of Presidents is now closed at Magic Kingdom. Our original story continues below.
With another Presidential election in the books in the United States, it likely means that Disney will be closing the Hall of Presidents at some point in the future to install a President Joe Biden figure for the show.
While Disney has not publicly addressed the most recent election and what impact it may have on the attraction, we wanted to look back at recent installations to try come up with a timeline for the next installation. Here’s a rundown of recent installations and their timelines:
- President Trump – closed January 17, 2017, reopened December 19, 2017
- President Obama – closed October 31, 2008, reopened July 4, 2009
- President George W. Bush – closed September 2001, reopened October 2001
- President Clinton – closed September 1993, reopened October 1993
The election of Joe Biden means that Disney will be changing the show after just a single term, something they haven’t done since a single term George Bush Sr. back in the early 90s, prompting Disney to close the attraction months after President Clinton took office.
So, could Disney run The Hall of Presidents after President Trump leaves office and before they can get a President Biden figure installed? Disney has run the show before without a “sitting President” section, having done so between Clinton and George W. Bush. If we were to assume a similar timeline, it’s possible that The Hall of Presidents will run without a “sitting President” section for some of 2021 as Disney works on a new figure.
As noted earlier, Disney has not announced what they will be doing with the attraction, but with the election now certified in favor of Joe Biden, the clock is ticking until President Trump leaves office and Disney is forced to reimagine the attraction.
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