Right now at MK both Tom Sawyer Island and the Riverboat are closed for refurbishment. HoP closing will also overlap with them.
That leaves HM, BTMRR and Country Bears as the only attractions open in Frontierland/Liberty Square if Splash closes too. All while Disney wants to increase park capacity, but maintain physical distancing.
Given Biden's age, I am not sure he will last 4 years and then WDW would have to do it again and a 3rd time in 2025. Do away with it now and replace it with just Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln and the 2 Roosevelt's. Finally after giving 6 of them speaking roles have a movie showing the official portraits of all 45 former Presidents and the inaugural photo of Biden.Can't imagine Disney is going to be happy spending refurbishment money on HOP for another one term president.
What? I just don't think Biden is going to be running again in 2024 and Disney definitely doesn't like spending money (especially now lol) mainly on an attraction that's a smaller scale animatronic show.
It is the first time since Clinton (when they started the modern HOP cycle of having the current President speak at the end of the show) that there's been a one term president. And for Disney large scale renovations, even every 8 years is rather short (see: Epcot)Ah. well if they’re cheaping out on that ride that bad, they could close it..but there’s been 1 term presidents in there before.
But, FYI a lot of people have been posting ominous messages today with subtle hints that ‘Biden won’t make it out of his first term’ like a very low key threat against him- which reeeely doesn’t belong in this thread.
Honestly i think they should make the timeless presidents talk or even revert back to the original show. Then have the newer presidents sitting without a speaking role. They wouldn’t even need to be animatronic. Much cheaper, easier, and less controversial. Regardless of the recent movement against all past presidents (sorry washington and lincoln were amazing presidents)
Setting up a recording session with the President is fairly easy if schedules permit. Disney cast travel to DC to record POTUS like they did when they traveled to DC to meet with Obama.The speaking role is what makes the refurbishment longer. It’s coordinating schedules with the President to set up a recording session. Otherwise, they can be working on a new movie right now which takes up most of the show anyway. The Lincoln segment is the same. Now would be a good time to work on the Biden figure. Then take it down for refurb beginning in January. Will it take six months as previously? Who knows? Maybe have it ready by Presidents Day in February?
The point isn’t the recording session itself. It’s just coordinating schedules with the busy schedule of the President.Setting up a recording session with the President is fairly easy if schedules permit. Disney cast travel to DC to record POTUS like they did when they traveled to DC to meet with Obama.
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