Legoland California displays Obama inauguration in bricks

Posted Friday, January 16, 2009 9:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Lego master craftsmen have been putting the finishing touches to a model White House, motorcade, and even queues to the porta-loos, as excitement surrounding the upcoming 56th inauguration of a US president reaches fever pitch. Obama will be sworn in as the 44th American president and first African-American president in Washington on Tuesday. But those who simply cannot wait can already see what the theme park describes as a "pre-enactment".

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Friday, January 16, 2009 10:09 AM

How far the world has come. The US elects a black president, his inauguration is depicted in Legos in a US theme park, but the reporting comes from the UK. Can we start singing "It's a Small World" yet? ;)

Friday, January 16, 2009 10:42 AM

That ride would be so much better if each person had a bucket of softballs to pitch at the inhabitants.

Friday, January 16, 2009 11:05 AM

oh no .... now it's stuck in my head all day...

Friday, January 16, 2009 6:18 PM

I think the only thing that could improve It's a Small World would be if they were to stick a Rickroll in it. Now I would pay to see that. :)

Friday, January 16, 2009 6:30 PM

I dont really understand the hate for that ride. I seem to be one of the few people who neither hate nor love the ride. Will I go on it when Im at Disney World? Of course I will, it never has a wait and is ACed but am I crushed to find out its undergoing refurb when Im there? Nope not a bit, only Splash, Big Thunder, Spectromagic, Wishes, Pirates and the Haunted Mansion are the ones I would get upset about.

Friday, January 16, 2009 11:29 PM

I wouldn't say that I hate it, but a short song repeating on a long ride gets on your nerves. And it kinda smells funny.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 10:35 AM

I actually really enjoy it. I don't even mind the song, because to me getting that ditty stuck in my head is simply part of the experience that is Disney.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:19 PM

I can't stand hearing the song. I skip IASW every time I visit. I have a problem with not being able to block sounds and music from my consciousness. I can't help but to analyze and pay close attention to sounds.

The media is really hyping Obama's inauguration. It's definitely a big deal, but is it as big of a deal as everyone is making it out to be?

Saturday, January 17, 2009 3:52 PM

The Disneyland version's score is a lot better than Florida's---especially the rockin' bongo island segment, which I don't think appears in Florida.

I can do without Anaheim's "burbling mermaids" though.

Saturday, January 17, 2009 4:24 PM

I guess growing up in the tail end of the more intense part of the civil rights era (I went to school during the epic Cleveland school desegregation years), I do see a great deal of historic importance for this new president, regardless of his policy. I'd hate to be in his shoes, because he carries the hopes of a lot more than just Democrats on his back. That's not pressure I'd want.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 12:32 AM

Ensign Smith said:
I actually really enjoy it. I don't even mind the song, because to me getting that ditty stuck in my head is simply part of the experience that is Disney.

Same with me, it was my favorite ride at WDW when I was a kid and I remember riding it 5 times in a row when the park was empty (I think I was around 5 years old). I still ride it once or twice a visit.

Sunday, January 18, 2009 1:22 AM

I'll add that the last 2 times I rode it, I fell asleep.

Monday, January 19, 2009 4:10 PM

When I was a little kid I loved the ride. The last time I rode it my first thought was "What kind of drugs were these guys on when they created this ride??" ;) It's more disturbing seeing it as an adult!

As far the Legoland thing, I think it's pretty cool. You just can't go wrong with Legos, period. ;)


Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Monday, January 19, 2009 4:11 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 7:24 AM

Heck, LEGO's are one of those "timeless" toys, like the yoyo or the Rubic's cube. You can make an infinite number of things with them.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 11:26 AM

Sorry, but they aren't called Port-a-Loo's in THIS country! ;)

I wonder if they'll redo the Cheney figure so that he's in a wheelchair.

Regarding the questioning of whether this is historic or won't even go there. Time to move on (finally!)


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