*Our national nightmare continues…
Disney CEO Robert Iger recently told investors that its flagship park, Walt Disney World in Orlando, is preparing to add an animatronic Donald Trump to its iconic Hall Of Presidents.
I’d say that the Donald Trump we’ve just elected is just as much of a reasonably lifelike but ultimately hallow replica of a world leader as Disney’s popular robots are, but that’s low hanging fruit so I won’t say that.
“Smooth transitions are good,” Iger said after President Obama met with Trump immediately after this month’s
“I will say on the smooth transitions front, we are going through a smooth transition as well. We have already prepared a bust of President-elect Trump to go into our Hall of the Presidents at Disney World.”
The Hall of Presidents opened in 1971 as one of WDW’s original attractions. It features animatronic figures of every U.S. president, adding new characters with each new administration.
During my first visit to the park, President Carter was the newbie. I went back as an adult to catch President Clinton there, and I had to swing thru a couple of years ago to see President Obama.
But an animatronic Trump? I shudder at the thought of children at the Happiest Place On Earth being subjected to a “make America great again” message at that attraction. And I am saddened thinking about how the complexion of Disney’s Hall Of Presidents would have changed to today’s families if we had had the courage — or common sense — to elect Hillary Clinton.
Electoral College: it ain’t too late! Do the right thing!
Disney recently posted an official closure notice online, stating that the attraction “…will be closed for refurbishment from January 17 through June 29, 2017.”
January 17, 2017. The day after MLK Day and three days before President Obama will hand over the keys. Damn, Mickey. Can we please let POTUS get out of the door before starting construction at Walt Disney World?