Disney: Silencing Robot Trump.

Walt Disney World.

Oh my, oh my. Disney is going to place a robotic Trump in their Hall of Presidents, but the are considering making this particular robot a silent one.

Disney is tight-lipped as to whether Trump will do the same. It’s already certain that a Donald Trump robot will be part of the attraction (which is currently closed for “refurbishments”). Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed this in a call with Wall Street analysts last November:

“We’ve already prepared a bust of President-elect Trump to go into our Hall of the Presidents at Disney World.”

Iger expressed hope for a “smooth transition,” though this looks to be anything but. There are already multiple anti-Trump petitions circulating (the most prominent one has collected nearly 15,000 signatures), which urge Disney to silence the Trump robot, on the grounds that Trump ran for president on a platform of “hateful speech, misogyny, racism, and xenophobia.”

Motherboard spoke via email and phone to a source close to Walt Disney Imagineering—the research and development department behind Disney’s theme park attractions. And according to the source, Donald Trump will be in the attraction, but he will probably not have a speaking role, unlike the three presidents immediately before him. The Imagineers will likely revert the attraction to its pre-1993 format, where only George Washington and Abraham Lincoln recited lines, while keeping the more realistic, grounded tone of the current show.

Motherboard has the full story.


  1. busterggi says

    They could always run recordings of the Donald talking in real life.

    Of couse then they’d have to relocate it to the Haunted Mansion.

  2. rq says

    I saw ‘robot Trump’ and thought, “At least that would have an ‘off’ switch”.

  3. johnson catman says

    So . . . do they have a Nixon robot? Perhaps when 45 gets ousted from office, his robot will get the boot also.

  4. Kreator says

    My first (and, considering the current situation, possibly last) trip to the United States was to visit Disney World with my family. I remember the Hall of Presidents quite well: it’s the only attraction that bored us to death. Even “It’s a Small World” was much better. With Trump in there, now I’d have yet another reason to stay the hell away from it…

  5. says

    Kreator, oh yes, it’s boring. The last time I was at Disneyland, before Disney World was a gleam in greedy eyes, I had to do the obligatory walk through. The boredom is excruciating.

  6. chigau (違う) says

    I think (a full day of gardening and some evening rum advisory on the word think) that the Disney president thing should present the Presidents as they looked just after they died.

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