Joe Biden has been in residence at the White House since January 20, but he'll have to wait until August to be admitted to another prestigious landmark. That's when the 46th President of the United States joins his predecessors — from George Washington to Donald Trump — at the Hall of Presidents, a Walt Disney World Resort staple since 1971. Disney has unveiled the first look at Biden's animatronic doppelganger on Disney Parks Blog, where he'll be front and center when parkgoers visit the attraction when it reopens later this summer.
And visitors won't just see President Biden: they'll hear him as well. As per Hall of Presidents tradition, the current Oval Office occupant records a presidential oath of office that's played in the room where it happens. The tableau will be completed by a table that features items with a personal significance to No. 46, including a pair of his signature aviator shades and a vase of peach blossoms — the official state flower of Delaware, the president's beloved home state.
Once President Biden moves into the Hall of Presidents, his predecessor's figure will join the ranks of the former statesmen featured in the background onstage. Interestingly, President Trump's replica was the recipient of some harsh internet reviews when it was unveiled in 2017. So far, the Twitter reviews for the latest presidential figure are similarly mixed.
Disney's new Joe Biden robot for the Hall of Presidents is utterly terrifying pic.twitter.com/n5QLAn3VmM
— Jacob Shamsian (@JayShams) July 20, 2021
Joe Biden is now included in the Hall of Presidents.
He won the election. pic.twitter.com/I6KVZHZQza
— Connie Sandlin is fully vaccinated. (@Yr_Obt_Svt) July 20, 2021
I…….have some questions about the Hall of Presidents @JoeBiden… pic.twitter.com/HQBB1gQqFR
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) July 20, 2021
Disney Hall of Presidents unveils animatronic commander in chief that looks sort of like Joe Bidenhttps://t.co/OrwGIT7sh3pic.twitter.com/P8DWwRd8KV
— Tommy McFLY (@TommyMcFLY) July 20, 2021
I gotta say, I think the Imagineers at Disney World tried a little harder with Biden’s Hall of Presidents robot pic.twitter.com/2tYjwVwCLT
— Colin Wolf (@WolfColin) July 19, 2021
Fixed the Biden Hall of Presidents robot pic.twitter.com/B4MQ6kC1os
— Melissa Becker (@DoubleDogDarrow) July 20, 2021
Disney World's Hall of Presidents attraction reopens in August.
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