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These 9 Patriotic Attractions Could Easily Replace Disney’s Hall of Presidents

in Disney, Entertainment, Magic Kingdom, Movies, Theater, What If

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, in Florida, opened 46 years ago on October 1, 1971.  Liberty Square is still home to two of those original opening day attractions, but only one is currently admitting guests.  The Hall of Presidents remains closed for refurbishment.

Originally slated to re-open at the end of this year, the projected opening date has disappeared from the Disney website.

We know that the attraction was closed to prepare for the installment of the new President of the United States (POTUS), something Disney has done with each new administration in recent times.  Politics aside, perhaps it’s time to find another feature for the nearly fifty-year-old attraction; something that would not necessitate closing for refurbishment with each newly elected POTUS.  We have a few suggestions.

1. “1787”

One almost certain way to draw crowds into the theater style structure is to produce a new musical show. As he’s already no stranger to working with Disney, wouldn’t be wonderful to tap Lin Manuel to craft a new “Hamilton” inspired musical for the venue?

2. American Adventure

With Epcot getting an overhaul, perhaps porting the premier presentation starring Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin finding its way to the Magic Kingdom could both preserve the historical show and open the American Adventure Epcot location up for additional expansion.

3. “America the Beautiful”

Retro is in and a nice tip of the hat to an early Magic Kingdom attraction like the circle vision 360 experience known as “America the Beautiful” would be right at home as a Hall of Presidents replacement.

4. Captain America  

As Marvel is now a Walt Disney Company property, adding the first Avenger to an American patriotic celebration does not appear to be out of the question.  At least it could work if the contract with Universal’s use of the character allows for it.  If not Liberty Square, Captain America and company is sure to eventually show up somewhere at Walt Disney World Resort.

5. Disney’s America

Many years ago, the Walt Disney Company entertained the election to erect an American history centered theme park in Virginia.  As we all know, Disney is not one to completely abandon any of their attraction ideas.  It would not be a stretch to see the company dust of plans for one of the entertainment experiences originally planned Disney’s America.

 

6. Great Moments in History

The Muppets short shows on American history could be expanded into a full production.  The mayhem managed by the Muppets would liven up the venue and offer the opportunity for a longer show (with minimal changes to the existing attraction).

7. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

Disney’s no stranger to porting attractions from their other theme parks.  Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln would make a fitting fixture for the Fronteirland neighbor.

8. Mall of Presidents

Shopping and dining amidst a collection of cool historical replicas in a museum style setting could even become a historical character experience.  The small museum at Epcot’s American pavilion would be a good addition to such an experience.

9. Soarin’

Apply the Soarin’ sensation to historical locations for a tour of American history from a bird’s eye view.  Fly over an eighteenth century sailing ship; zoom through Philadelphia, Washington DC and other patriotic and historical locations.

Any of these 9 suggestions could serve as a fresh update for the Hall of Presidents in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  The change could breathe new life into the park and Liberty Square and offer the opportunity to have an attraction that does not need to change with each election cycle.

Which these concepts would you like to see surface in place of the Hall of Presidents?  Perhaps you have patriotic possibility as well?  Please share your declaration in the comments below.

Source and Images: Disney.com, Inquisitr, Wikipedia, Michael Gavin

9 Comments

  1. Marilyn Fuerstenberg

    I don’t care for the idea of Disney having Star Wars, Marvel, etc. These were not Disney originals. To me it is taking away from what Disney World was all about. I have been to Disney World 20+ times since it opened in 1971. I doubt that I will come back to the “new” Disney.

    1. max

      You are very lucky for that. I am with you on all counts.

  2. Roxie Gonzalez

    Soarin’ over America would be an awesome experience. And Marilyn, you are really missing out on alot of wonderful things. I go more than 10 times a year. Have thoroughly enjoyed some of the new things.

  3. Donna Jones

    KEEP HALL OF PRESIDENTS! Simply place Trump in the back & have him hold a cell phone in front of his face. Maybe have him tweet HELLO but DO NOT LET HIM SPEAK!

    1. Dallas

      Trump is your president, you should respect that.

    2. Jeremy Johnson

      So just like the typical anti-freedom of speech democrat, you want yo censor anyone who doesn’t agree with your far-left ideology. How about if you DON’T SPEAK.

      1. Kenneth Cox

        You might want to learn what Freedom of Speech means.

  4. Watkins

    Keep the Hall of Presidents, with Donald Trump having a speaking voice and continue the tradition with future US presidents!

  5. Deb

    I like a soaring ride with key American sites in history with a Muppet fun theme might be fun

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