Renovated Hall of Presidents previewed by passholders at Magic Kingdom

Posted Monday, June 29, 2009 10:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Although last-minute tinkering continues, Disney annual-pass holders received a sneak peek Sunday of the renovated Hall of Presidents. The show officially reopens Saturday. The attraction now features president Obama and a film narrated by Morgan Freeman.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:26 AM

What has Obama done so far worthy putting him into this attraction? This is an insult to all the former presidents. Obama is going to go down as the worst president ever since he is trying to push his socialist agenda to make us look like Europe with the cap and trade policies which has failed in Europe by raising gas prices through the roof.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:29 AM

As far as I know, getting elected President is pretty much the only qualifation to be in the "Hall of Presidents". I believe that the other presidents elected since the attraction has been open were all added around the time of their election as well.

(PS: gas has *always* been more expensive in Europe for a wide variety of reasons, since long before anyone wondered about CO2. The price of fuel there has nothing to do with climate change.)

Edited to add: you can save yourself some time and just read the long thread we had on this a month or two back.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:30 AM
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:31 AM

Somebody's been watching FOX News...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:58 AM

My in-laws just got back from WDW and they had a chance to see the preview. They said it was very well done.. They focus more on the presidents themselves, and not sorta repeat the show at the American Adventure.

They also noted its been a long time since the attraction had long lines.

Its good to hear they did a total beef up on the attraction though.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:22 AM

Majorcut said:
What has Obama done so far worthy putting him into this attraction? This is an insult to all the former presidents. Obama is going to go down as the worst president ever since he is trying to push his socialist agenda to make us look like Europe with the cap and trade policies which has failed in Europe by raising gas prices through the roof.

The tin foil hat must be preventing you from searching and finding out that George I, Clinton, and George II were added when they became president. He's done more than George II did his first few months, besides kill the Kyoto Treaty and sign some stuff to make american school kids more active...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:48 AM

Hey Mole, Clinton was a joke. Bush II protected the USA more than you will see from Obama. So far America hasn't been attacked since 9-11. What ai am saying is that we shouldn't be in a rush to put Obama in until after his presidency is over with. So far all Obama has done nothing that should put him into the hall of presidents this fast. All he has done is raise taxes across the board and put this nation on the road to socialism faster than any other president in history.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:00 AM

I cannot find one single factual, relevant statement in that entire post. Well done!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:02 AM

Considering William Harrison didn't leave much of a legacy behind after 32 days in office, I'm going to wager that he is in the Hall of Presidents as well. Whether or not you agree with President Obama, we still need to acknowledge and honor him as our president.

Dj, your Fox News comment is moronic, very old, and adds nothing to the discussion. These sort of swipes are reserved for those who have nothing to add to arguments and thus resort to the use of talking points spoon fed to them. There are people out there who disagree with the actions and decisions being made by President Obama and Congress without the aid of Fox News.

~Rob

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:06 AM

You mean those people exist? My moronic mind cannot comprehend such things! Thanks for enlightening me, Rob!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:09 AM

You'll get over it ;)

~Rob

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:11 AM

Politics are great
But not on a coaster board.
I'm in before close

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 10:51 AM

Majorcut said:
Bush II protected the USA more than you will see from Obama. So far America hasn't been attacked since 9-11.

I just have to say something about this. Every time I hear this statement made it makes me laugh. It, by itself, is so not a reasonable assessment of Bush's leadership that it is ridiculous to say it.


The terrorists who attacked the United States on September 11th were not planning on a repeat performance any time soon. And even beyond that, under the same logic, didn't they attack under Bush's watch as president in the first place? Come on.

I'm not knocking Bush. I think he did some things well and he did some things I don't agree with. But when ridiculous statements get made like that one about his protection of the US after 9/11 as demonstrated by the lack of additional attacks, I can't help but say something.

As was stated previously, Obama is in the Hall of Presidents because he is a US President. Let's resign judgment about his leadership until he has a chance to serve the role.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:04 AM

David Stern was in charge of the NBA during the entire time since 9/11, so maybe HE'S the one protecting us from terrorism? :)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:18 AM

I'm pretty sure it's not called the "Hall of Presidents Some Jerk On The Intertubes Likes." Pretty sure.

I dare anyone who brings up "socialist" to define what it means, why it's bad and the last time in American history where it wasn't already being practiced in some form.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:20 AM

And we haven't had a terrorist attack on us since President Obama has taken office so we're still okay.

I'm still looking for a bumper sticker though. Something along the lines of "When Bush left office gas was $1.30 a gallon" Example

~Rob ;)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:20 AM

And that should be in essay form, double-spaced, and with appropriate margins! :)

Edit because Rob posted in there first. This was obviously referring to Jeff's challenge, not the bumper sticker.

Last edited by Carrie M., Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:21 AM
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:21 AM

Socialism is bad because it will make our health care system as bad as Canada's!!!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:28 AM

rollergator said:
David Stern was in charge of the NBA during the entire time since 9/11, so maybe HE'S the one protecting us from terrorism? :)

The reason I get bent out of shape on the topic is because, in fact, I have been protecting the US from terrorism. Clearly I had to take matters into my own hands after 9/11. I should be in the Hall of Presidents, dammit! ;)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:40 AM

Socialism (n):

I could cite numerous examples of socialist experiments that were attempted in the 19th Century, but I'll just pick one. New Harmony, Indiana was founded in somewhere around 1825 and was abandoned in sometime around 1829. It was a centrally planned city where there was no money, nor were there commodities. The community fought over their differences, some residents weren't pulling their own weight while others were contributing more and didn't find much incentive to continue.

Josiah Warren, who participated in the experiment wrote of it:
"It seemed that the difference of opinion, tastes and purposes increased just in proportion to the demand for conformity. Two years were worn out in this way; at the end of which, I believe that not more than three persons had the least hope of success. Most of the experimenters left in despair of all reforms, and conservatism felt itself confirmed.We had tried every conceivable form of organization and government. We had a world in miniature. --we had enacted the French revolution over again with despairing hearts instead of corpses as a result. ...It appeared that it was nature's own inherent law of diversity that had conquered us ...our 'united interests' were directly at war with the individualities of persons and circumstances and the instinct of self-preservation... and it was evident that just in proportion to the contact of persons or interests, so are concessions and compromises indispensable."

That was fun!

~Rob

Last edited by HeyIsntThatRob?, Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:43 AM
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