Hall of Presidents going dark for rehab, addition of 44th president

Posted Friday, October 31, 2008 10:16 AM | Contributed by Jeff

To make room for a new, robotic version of the 44th president of the United States, Disney will close the 37-year-old Hall of Presidents after today for an extended refurbishment. The show will stay shuttered for more than eight months so Disney can update the hall's aging light, sound, mechanical, projection and show systems.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008 11:34 PM
Jeff's avatar

Last time was actually for the silly lapbar rehab. Fortunately I got it this year on a June visit. I expect it to be closed again during IAAPA. :)

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Monday, November 3, 2008 10:21 AM

Actually, Disney does a pretty good job of updating the rehabs online. If you click on the calendar tab and put in the month, they will give you the operational updates going on. I booked a trip for my son's birthday over MLK weekend back in September and knew that Hall of Presidents was going to be closed then. Unfortunately, going on the website today, I just found out that Splash Mountain is due to be closed through that weekend,as well. Bummer, because my son is just about to hit 40 inches (he was measured at 39.5 yesterday at Cedar Point), which seems to be the magic height for many Disney attractions.

Oh well, he'll get his opportunities in the future!

Saturday, November 8, 2008 9:21 PM

Anyone see the problem with the title of this thread?

In this day and age this isn't PC and someone will be outraged.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 9:36 PM
a_hoffman50's avatar

I had to read it three times to realize what you were talking about... that is quite a stretch.

Saturday, November 8, 2008 10:15 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, except it was published the week before the election, and it's a common term for shows. Nice try.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 11:31 PM

Yeah, Jeff, as if you didn't know Obama was going to win by a landslide.

Hope you looked in that Magic 8-Ball and put money on Iowa.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008 9:03 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Even so, I love the irony of the title, and find it quite hilarious.

PS I voted for Obama.

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Monday, November 10, 2008 11:08 AM
The Mole's avatar

Wow I didn't even read it that way... I mean shows go dark. It's not like he was using different terms to offend someone. I said I wanted my coffee black to a african american the other day, should I have changed what I said?

PS As did I Raven-Phile

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:38 PM

Even still, this headline is only half bad.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:36 PM

Just a moment while I tune up the world's smallest violin.

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