July 3rd, 2009
07:51 AM ET
9 years ago

Disney adds President Obama to attraction

ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - He looks like President Barack Obama, speaks like him, and even gestures like him, but he is not exactly the President of the United States.

This president is an audio-animatronic Obama surrounded by the 42 other U.S. presidents at Walt Disney World's newly re-vamped Hall of Presidents in Orlando, Florida.

Disney gathered a team of what they call "Imagineers," each trained in various disciplines such as artistry, design and engineering, to update the attraction that has been around since 1971.

It's hard to believe the figures are not real people and according to Disney officials, that's the goal.


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