This patriotic show begins with a digitally projected film that is narrated by actor Morgan Freeman. He manages to capture the energy and spirit of the narrative without overshadowing the context. The film delivers a message of the hardships the USA faced in its struggle to find a national identity. Partway through the film, an audio-animatronic Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettsyburg Address. Then, the curtain rises and we see all of the Presidents. They are introduced to the audience one at a time in the order of their Presidency. The introductions are much more fluid and much quicker than in the past, which is a welcome change to those of us who are waiting for them to ’speak’. When the Presidents are named, you’ll see a lot of realistic gestures such as nodding, a bit of fidgeting and the occasional whisper.
The atrium/pre-show area is full of Presidential portraits and memorabilia. Getting the opportunity to see real articles owned by past Presidents is truly a treat. One of the most popular areas is the display of First Lady Dresses.
The theatre is wheelchair accessible. For hearing impaired guests, reflective captioning is available (ask a Cast Member at the entrance for assistance), and
Assistive Listening devices can be used here (check at Guest Services for details).
The Hall of Presidents Tips!
The Hall of Presidents is best suited for adults. Unless your child is a real history buff, chances are they’re going to be bored. Still, if the park is busy and/or hot, sinking into one of the 700 comfy theater seats for a bit is a nice break.