'President Trump will have a speaking role in the Hall of Presidents'

Imagineers are mad at Trump for stonewalling Disney World's Hall of Presidents

Imagineers are mad at Trump for stonewalling Disney World's Hall of Presidents

The Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom has been closed for refurbishment since the beginning of the year.

Disney sources told Vice that the two sides have been going back and forth over what Trump's speech would be following reports that the popular attraction would feature a silent figure of the sitting president.

Disney said they have been working closely with the White House and the president's recording session has been scheduled.

No details were available on what Trump will say. We're writing this speech. "You guys have no input on this, '" the source said.

So that's been the holdup.

Those presidents worked with Disney to craft a benign, non-partisan message appropriate for a family setting, Motherboard reports. Disney, apparently, has finally reached an agreement with the Trump team, though we still don't know yet how much involvement Disney will have in the crafting of the speech (if any).

"The same thing that we've done with other presidents, is the same plan we have for President Trump", said Jacquee Wahler, vice president of communications, according to local TV station News 13. "The attraction will re-open in late 2017".

But robot-Trump has to speak; each American President has his own auto-animatronic body double in the Hall of Presidents, and each gives a short speech to tourists.

That, of course, leaves Disney in a lurch: President Trump could end up delivering a long-winded, freaky speech that doesn't fit in with the rest of the robot Presidents.

Of course, Disney could certainly choose to leave Trump out of the ride altogether - after all, it is their ride, not his.

I mean, just take a look at some of his most recent tweets. Disney Imagineers say they have a mechanical bust of the Republican all ready to go.

Who knows? Again, it's freaky to imagine that we're even in this situation. For anyone who grew up watching the Hall of Presidents, like I did, it's really hard to imagine that a clown like Trump is getting added at all.

Last month, Iger told CNN that the script for Trump's speech had already been written for him and had been provided to "his team to edit". "It would most likely result in a call for conservatives to boycott Walt Disney World, which is the company's biggest fear".

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