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The next President is coming, and the hall is closing for a LONG refurbishment.

Discussion in 'Politics and Social Issues' started by lnsemsf, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. lnsemsf

    lnsemsf Well-Known Member

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    Hall of Presidents will be closed for a 6 month refurbishment to re-work the show and add the next President of the United States. The show will be closed January 17 - June 29, 2017. Hail to the closure!
     
  2. Princess Leia

    Princess Leia Well-Known Member

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    June 30th- the day that there could be protests at Disney World.

    *edit- I was mostly kidding when I posted this.
     
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  3. lnsemsf

    lnsemsf Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I've only been in the show once when people audibly responded to the "presidents" with claps or boos (But oddly only for modern presidents. I guess people just don't have opinions about James K. Polk anymore.) Overall I've always found people treat the show with respect even if they don't like the current Commander in Chief.
     
  4. Goofyernmost

    Goofyernmost Well-Known Member

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    It shows a very high degree of intelligence for a human being to boo or cheer a robot. What the hell is wrong with people today. Have they all lost their collective minds.
     
  5. Princess Leia

    Princess Leia Well-Known Member

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    They're going to have to rework the Muppet shows a little. Sam does a shout out to get people inside the HoP at the end of the Declaration show.
     
  6. Bairstow

    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    DisneyDebRob Well-Known Member

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    I have a lot of opinions about Polk.:cool:
     
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    atighe42 Well-Known Member

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    Two thoughts:
    1) I feel like with the divisive election coming up, they will revert to having the current president not give a speech. I could be totally wrong. I hope I'm not.
    2) Was the Muppets show produced as a filler for the upcoming refurbishment?
     
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  9. Kevin_W

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    The Napoleon of the stump?
     
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    Well, that at least explains why TDO wanted something - anything - to fill in the entertainment gap in that area in the meantime.
     
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    IMHO, the current president should never have been given a speech. Avoids cat calls, boos, and the like altogether.
     
  12. Magenta Panther

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    I agree. The new president should simply be introduced along with all of the others, and the main part of the presentation should be focused on Lincoln.
     
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  13. JakeSpadaro

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    Isn't it true they make AA's of both (in this election, for example) Hillary & Donald, and then when either one is elected they put that one in? I had heard this at one point but I don't know if its true.
     
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    montyz81 Well-Known Member

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    So I bet they have to close HoP this long to figure out how to rework the script to include clowns.
     
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    Mr Ferret 88 Resident "and onion" of the boards Premium Member

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    I'm a big Van Buren fan myself .
     
  16. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Resident "and onion" of the boards Premium Member

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    You mean these two ?
    Oldies-but-Goodies-Disney-Edition-Statler-Waldorf.jpg
     
  17. yeti

    yeti Well-Known Member

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    Who gives a Polk?
     
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    yeti Well-Known Member

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    If Donald Trump is elected they'll probably change the ride over to The Muppets.
     
  19. JakeSpadaro

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    If Hillary is elected they could change the theme to the movie "Liar, Liar". I know Disney likes IPs.
     
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    I made sure to visit the Hall of Presidents this past week to see Obama speak for the last time. He may not be the best President we ever had but like the last one he has tried to do his best and no matter who wins in a few weeks I hope we all will wish the winner our best wished for success and then we can see the new President speak at WDW in July.
     

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