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WDW Chronicles: Mr. Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the February 7, 2017 Issue #907 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Editor's Note: This story/information was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all current rates, information and other details before planning your trip. The Hall of Presidents exists only at … Continue reading "WDW Chronicles: Mr. Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address"
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Great Photography with Mr. Lincoln at Disneyland

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One of the highlights of my visit to Disneyland in Anaheim, California last year was attending the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln show. A few years ago, the audio-animatronic figure of the 16th President of the United States went through a re-imagineering. In a word, it was impressive. The show borrows elements from Walt Disney … Continue reading "Great Photography with Mr. Lincoln at Disneyland"
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President Lincoln vs President Nixon

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Hold your horses, this isn’t a political battle. I’m just posting two photos from Hall of Presidents that were taken using the same low light from the same seat and tweaked completely differently in PhotoShop. Why? It’s fun and I wanted to make each image look like it may have come from the period of … Continue reading "President Lincoln vs President Nixon"
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Jim’s Attic: Where in the World is Abraham Lincoln?

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Walt had planned for his boyhood hero, Abraham Lincoln, to be a part of Disneyland. Imagineer Wathel Rogers stated in 1963, "Lincoln is part of a Disneyland project called 'One Nation Under God'. (A curtain) will open to reveal the Hall of Presidents. The visitor will see all the Chief Executives modeled life-size. He'll think it's a waxworks-until Lincoln stands up and begins to talk."
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Classic Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Returns to Disneyland, Utilizing Advanced Technology to Present Lincoln’s Inspiring Words

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2009) – President Abraham Lincoln returns to the Main Street Opera House in Disneyland with stunning new Audio-Animatronics technology that makes this the most lifelike and expressive Lincoln figure yet. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, a beloved Disneyland attraction for nearly 45 years and a historic landmark in the development of … Continue reading "Classic Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Returns to Disneyland, Utilizing Advanced Technology to Present Lincoln’s Inspiring Words"
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Updated ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln’ Will Return to Disneyland Later This Year

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Photo © Disney Disney Gallery Will Find a New Home In the Current ‘Bank of Main Street’ Hiatus for ‘Disneyland: The First 50 Magical Years’ Begins March 16 as Main Street Opera House Prepares For ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln’ Homecoming ANAHEIM, Calif. (February 25, 2009) – A longtime favorite of Disneyland guests will return … Continue reading "Updated ‘Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln’ Will Return to Disneyland Later This Year"
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Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Magic Kingdom

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Introduction | Attraction | Touring Tips | Kids and Characters | Dining | Shopping | Interesting Facts INTRODUCTION Located in Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom, the Hall of Presidents is an original Disney classic first conceived of by Walt Disney himself. The attraction is derived from "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln," which premiered at … Continue reading "Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Magic Kingdom"
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Magic Kingdom – Florida Disneyland – California Comparison

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The Magic Kingdom in Florida and Disneyland in California are similar parks in many ways. Folks ask, “Should I visit one if I’ve seen the other?” The answer is YES, especially if you’ve only visited Disneyland. Walt Disney World in Florida offers 4 major theme parks (including the Magic Kingdom which is similar to Disneyland), … Continue reading "Magic Kingdom – Florida Disneyland – California Comparison"
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A History of the Hall of Presidents

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By Jack SpenceAllEars® Feature Writer Feature Article This article appeared in the July 7, 2009 Issue #511 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) Before I start this article, I need to give myself 10 lashes with a wet noodle. For years I've been calling this attraction by the wrong name. I've been calling it "Hall of … Continue reading "A History of the Hall of Presidents"
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“it’s a small world”

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by Jack Spence AllEars® Feature Writer Feature Article This article appeared in the November 10, 2009 Issue #529 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) The idea for "it's a small world" (IASW) had played in Walt's mind for many years. He wanted to create some sort of show that featured the children of the world singing … Continue reading "“it’s a small world”"
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