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Vintage Walt Disney World: Saluting the Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on February 21st, 2013 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center

This week we celebrated President’s Day. But every day in Magic Kingdom Park, the leaders of the United States of America are celebrated at the Hall of Presidents. Here’s a look at the original lineup of presidents from December 1971.
Original Lineup of Presidents at The Hall of Presidents in Magic Kingdom Park, December 1971

Showcasing over 220 years of history in just 25 minutes, the Hall of Presidents has added seven presidents since opening in 1971 as one of the original Magic Kingdom Park attractions during President Nixon’s term in office.
The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

Fun fact: President Obama is the 44th president. So, why are there only 43 presidents on stage? Grover Cleveland’s to blame. He served two non-consecutive terms as both the 22nd and 24th President of the United States.

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David on February 21st, 2013 at 8:58 am

I liked the Hall of Presidents so much I saw the show twice last trip. Plus it’s a great place to relax on a hot day!


Bill on February 21st, 2013 at 10:06 am

During my FIRST trip to WDW back in November 2012, I was overwhelmed at The Hall of Presidents. It totally blew me away! I am returning in May and this is on my list to see several times!

Thank you so much for sharing this with us! My morning is filled with incredible memories!

BTW, is there any way to get a hold (purchase) the music / soundtrack this to The Hall of Presidents? I simply loved the epic music. Any suggestions or points in the right direction will truly be appreciated!