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Animatronic Trump planned for Disney World

Animatronic Trump planned for Disney World Animatronic Trump planned for Disney World
Nellie Chapman | 29 June, 2017, 09:03

The retractions arrived on the heels of Disney's own statement, which confirmed Trump "will have a speaking role" in the attraction "like every president since 1993".

Disney first debuted the theater-style attraction - which offers an informative look at the office of the presidency throughout history, as told by animated, humanoid models made in the likeness of past USA leaders - alongside the Orlando, Florida-based resort's grand opening in 1971.

Vice Media has retracted two stories claiming that President Donald Trump's White House was feuding with Disney World management.

"When Disney tried to get this process started earlier this year", said the source in an email to Motherboard, "Trump's people said, 'We'll be writing the speech that the President's Audio-Animatronic figure will be saying'".

A talking robotic version of Donald Trump will, in fact, join the rest of the US presidents at Walt Disney World Resort's animatronic exhibit in Orlando, Fla., according to the Mouse House.

The current President of the United States is set to record a speech for Disney World's Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom in the coming months, just as Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all have before him, according to a parks spokesperson.

The Hall of Presidents has been announced to open in late 2017.

Those presidents worked with Disney to craft a benign, non-partisan message appropriate for a family setting, Motherboard reports. Disney Imagineers say they have a mechanical bust of the Republican all ready to go.

A day after Vice printed their retraction, Thomas Smith, the editorial content director for Disney Parks, posted an update to the Disney Parks Blog further refuting reports that Trump would be silent during his Hall of Presidents debut. In the pre-1993 version of the show only Presidents Washington and Lincoln would stand and address the audience.

"Trump's people said, 'No".

Trump's robot will, by the way, be seated in a completely new show, which reopens later this year.