Disney confirms animatronic Trump to go on display at Florida park
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Disney has confirmed that an animatronic version of President Donald Trump will have a speaking role at its Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida.
The company is pushing back against reports that Trump’s figure wouldn’t have a speaking part in the show, which features figures of all U.S. presidents.
Disney Parks editorial content director Thomas Smith wrote in a blog post that Disney was working closely with the White House on Trump’s words and a recording session with the president has been scheduled.
The park also tweeted that every president since 1993 has provided his voice for the show.
The attraction closed in January so Trump’s figure could be added. Smith said it will reopen late this year with a new show and upgraded theater.
An online petition was launched in January to push Disney to keep its animatronic Trump silent.
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