Rehearsals Begin This Week at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor in Magic Kingdom

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Is Trump in the Disney Hall of Presidents?

The attraction closed on January 17, 2017 for refurbishment and the addition of President Donald Trump as a new audio-animatronic figure; it reopened on December 19, 2017 after many delays. wikipedia.orgThe Hall of Presidents

One of the few Magic Kingdom attractions that still has yet to open is the comedy-filled, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. This audience-interactive show has been closed since March 2020. However, we have some good news, as rehearsals have begun as of this week.

The sign for this attraction was uncovered back in May. While an official reopening date has still not been announced by Walt Disney World, this evidence does suggest that an announcement and show return could be coming in the very near future.

The new “Monsters at Work” series on Disney+ recently premiered as well, so it seems like a perfect time to bring back this beloved indoor show.

Have you had the chance to experience this comedy club during your previous visits to the Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below.

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Disney Unveils The Joe Biden Animatronic That's About To Bump The Robo-Trump

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Walt Disney World is offering its first glimpse of the theme park’s newest addition: an audio animatronic of President Joe Biden that will appear in the soon-to-reopen Hall of Presidents at the Magic Kingdom in Florida.

The company has released a still photo of the Biden figure: 

The table next to him has a few personal touches, such as a vase with peach blossoms, the state flower of Delaware. It also includes his signature aviator sunglasses and, in a nod to his days as a commuter in the Senate, some Amtrak tickets:

The Biden figure will recite the oath of office, then if custom follows, will deliver a short speech to the audience. 

“And for those who are curious about what happens to presidents at The Hall of Presidents after their term has ended, the Audio-Animatronics figure of former President Donald J. Trump will take its place on stage among those who have previously served,” the company said in its online blog. 

Disney World shared the first photo of its Joe Biden animatronic and explained what will happen to its previous Donald Trump figure

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The first photos of the animatronic were released by Disney on Monday.

Disney also confirmed that its previous Donald Trump figure will still be present in the attraction.

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The Hall of Presidents attraction at Disney World's Magic Kingdom is set to reopen for the first time since closing for renovations in January - and it will now feature a Joe Biden animatronic.

In a Disney Parks Blog post on Monday, Disney shared the first photo of its new presidential figure, which will debut when the attraction reopens in August. Biden's animatronic looks almost identical to the 46th president, with a navy suit and red-and-blue striped tie.

Next to the animatronic will be a blue table covered in props. There are peach blossoms that represent Biden's home state of Delaware, and a pair of aviator sunglasses that look just like the ones he commonly wears.

Disney's editorial content director Thomas Smith said in the post that during the show, the animatronic will deliver "the presidential oath of office recorded at the White House."

Before the Biden animatronic was added, Disney World installed a Donald Trump figure that was featured in the attraction between December 2017 and the start of this year. In January 2021, however, many people argued that Disney should either hide the figure behind other animatronics or remove it entirely once Trump was no longer in office.

Some also suggested that Disney replace the Hall of Presidents attraction entirely. As the Orlando Sentinel previously pointed out, tensions have risen at the attraction in recent years after animatronics representing George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Trump were installed.

Disney World even went as far as to install metal spikes in front of the animatronics and place security guards on standby in the attraction in response to upset guests.

While it's currently unclear where exactly the Trump figure will be moved to, Smith noted in Disney's blog post that the animatronic will "take its place on stage among those who have previously served."

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President Biden's animatronic figure will join the Hall of Presidents in August.

Forget an inauguration ceremony. The true indicator of having made it as president is being added to the Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World in Florida, an honor President Joe Biden will soon receive. Disney World officials said Monday that they were putting the finishing touches on the animatronic Biden replica ahead of its debut next month at the Magic Kingdom attraction that features a tableau of the nation's presidents.

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PHOTO REPORT: Tokyo Disneyland 7/15/21 (Several Attraction Closures, Sudden Rainstorms, No Vacation Jamboree, & More!) 21 July, 2021 - 01:00am

Even amid COVID-19 surges and states of emergency, Tokyo Disneyland is still open to make memories for everyone, so we thought we’d stop in for one more visit to commemorate the end of the rainy season in Japan! Are you ready, let’s get going!

Trains on the JR Keiyo Line, which services Tokyo Disney Resort, as well as other trains in the Tokyo area, are advertising the new Mickey’s Magical Music World show, which debuted back on April 1st.

As the rainy season gives way to heat and humidity, many Guests can be seen holding parasols and umbrellas as they await pretty much anything.

The repainting of the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, in progress since late 2019, is almost complete! Gone are the old, faded cream colors.

The floral has been changed once again for an ensemble of blue and white flowers to represent the main mouse himself.

Things are quiet as ever on World Bazaar after opening time. Back in January, this was such a shocking sight, but has become normal as the States of Emergency and admission restrictions continue to drag on.

Fortunately Steven Shaw the Bicycling Pianist was out to cheer up the Guests that made it into the park.

A number of Souvenir Medallion designs have changed and are now available at the Penny Arcade for ¥100 each.

Face characters are now meeting Guests on ground level, albeit still socially distanced. Previously, characters would only meet Guests from the staircases in World Bazaar.

If nothing else, the state of Tokyo Disney Resort right now can be summed up by this picture—little gloomy and sad right now, but still practically perfect in every way.

The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai is currently closed for its annual week-long refurbishment. Too bad they won’t be restoring the original version of the show in the meantime.

After a rather sudden thunderstorm, custodial Cast Members were hard at work squeegeeing the paths and seats around the park to make sure no puddles were left over. We love to see the parks taken care of and in good condition!

Sadly, Cast Members confirmed to us that there are not plans to run the Country Bear Vacation Jamboree this year. Hopefully we’ll see this beloved show return to Tokyo Disneyland in summer 2022! For now, however, we’ll just have to enjoy the classic and unedited Country Bear Jamboree.

Big Thunder Mountain is also closed this week for its annual refurbishment. Wait times for Splash Mountain were a bit high as a result, but better than no maintenance at all!

As part of Tokyo Disney Resort’s continued quest to automate parts of the resort, more and more vending machines are being installed around the parks. In place of a rather redundant popcorn cart in front of the Mark Twain Riverboat dock, these new vending machines are almost complete!

Plus they match the architectural style of the dock building! It’s nice to see the resort put so much care into adding these objects to the parks.

Another attraction closure? Yup, although Peter Pan’s Flight just came out of its refurbishment, it was closed all day due to technical problems.

You may have heard that Mickey’s PhilharMagic is getting a Coco-themed scene at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Sadly, no plans have been announced for Tokyo Disneyland yet, but we can only hope that the new scene will be added to the PhilharMagic’s repertoire soon!

Over in Toontown, we can see another example of the new themed vending machines, with these added to Goofy’s Gas Station a few months ago.

In Tomorrowland, all decor for The Happy Fair with Baymax has been removed, as the event came to a close on June 30th. Despite constant capacity restrictions, it seems the Oriental Land Company chose to not extend this event.

Signage for the Happy Fair Lab photo op with Baymax has also been removed, although the paint job still remains.

The My Baymax Hero custom toy workshop is still in place at Treasure Comet, however.

Another major attraction is closed for refurbishment today, Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters. Seems we chose a bad day to visit, with three popular attractions closed!

Over at Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek, the Monsters, Inc. Company Store remains closed, but pictures are once again being taken by Guests at the end of the ride. Oddly enough, these pictures have never been for sale and there’s no option to purchase them.

And finally over at Showbase, the stage is set for Club Mouse Beat, a new dance-themed show which debuted July 1st. Sadly, we lost the lottery for this one and wasn’t able to experience it, but we’ve heard good things! Stay tuned to WDWNT in the future, we’ll get in there someday!

And that’s the latest happenings at Tokyo Disneyland! Although we may not think of the international parks as much, it’s still fun to know what’s happening overseas and how they’re weathering the latest stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anything in particular you loved this week at Tokyo Disneyland? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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