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  • News Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

    Ok, fun twist on the title.. but according to the OS and Inside the Magic... Obama is going to WDW this world and will make an appearance to speak about tourism and 'unveil a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel' according to an aide

    Talk about a kink in your vacation planning!

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    President Obama confirmed to visit Walt Disney World on Thursday to discuss economy, tourism | Inside the Magic

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    Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

    I want to be there! I think it is awesome that our President is visiting Walt Disney World. It helps to reaffirm it's relevance in America.

    Anything that also showcases Orlando as a top family destination and cements that people's minds is a GREAT thing!

    I really want to be there when he is here!

    Welcome to Orlando Mr. President!
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      Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

      There's a famous story about a Hollywood wax museum that once hired Vincent Price to stand in for his own wax figure so he could come to life and scare the guests. If I was the President, I'd be so tempted to do the same thing in the Hall of Presidents.

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        I am happy I am not there. I imagine security is going to be extremely tight
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          Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

          Originally posted by ttintagel View Post
          There's a famous story about a Hollywood wax museum that once hired Vincent Price to stand in for his own wax figure so he could come to life and scare the guests. If I was the President, I'd be so tempted to do the same thing in the Hall of Presidents.
          That would be hilarious!

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            Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

            Originally posted by ttintagel View Post
            There's a famous story about a Hollywood wax museum that once hired Vincent Price to stand in for his own wax figure so he could come to life and scare the guests. If I was the President, I'd be so tempted to do the same thing in the Hall of Presidents.
            I would love to see that! lol
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              Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

              Originally posted by ttintagel View Post
              There's a famous story about a Hollywood wax museum that once hired Vincent Price to stand in for his own wax figure so he could come to life and scare the guests. If I was the President, I'd be so tempted to do the same thing in the Hall of Presidents.
              that'd be sooooooooo awesome!


              As a whole it's going to make the parks almost as big of a nightmare to be in as traffic becomes in Chicago everytime he comes home(seriously last time he came home for the weekend I sat in traffic in the same spot for an hour and a half, no joke), it's a great honor that's to be sure and I think if he goes and has a great time then it'll really drive up WDW's relevance, but man I'm glad I won't be in the parks those days...
              The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
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                Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

                It does make you wonder if Obama will go see his animatronic, lol.

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                  Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

                  It's awesome that he loves WDW, however I can't believe that we're paying for it. Thats all I'm going to say about this.
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                    Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

                    It appears that Main Street will be closed to anyone not invited to see the President's speech. Other guests can still visit the park but will be ushered behind Main Street to the sections open for everyone else. It looks like they are strongly recommending guests visit the other three parks.
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                      i wonder if they close the magic kingdom down when the presdent thir and oly have to spaail gust
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                        President To Unveil Tourism Strategy At Disney - Orlando News Story - WESH Orlando
                        To announce a tourism strategy at the Magic Kingdom. Main Street will be closed to regular park guests but the park won't be closed.

                        From our company's intranet:
                        President Obama to visit Jan. 19

                        01/17/2012

                        The White House has asked the Walt Disney World Resort to host President Obama for an event at Magic Kingdom Park Thursday, Jan. 19. We are honored to accommodate the request.
                        We've moved quickly to make necessary changes to our operation, offering extended park hours and additional entertainment at our other theme parks.

                        Letter has been/is being delivered to resort guest rooms:

                        January 2012
                        We are delighted you chose the
                        Walt Disney WorldDisney’s Animal KingdomDisney’s Hollywood StudiosEpcotDisney’s Hollywood StudiosDisney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
                        Please use the schedule on the back for the most up-to-date park hours, Extra Magic Hours and
                        entertainment offerings for Tuesday through Saturday, January 17 – 21.

                        Due to the President speaking at teh castle, the 3pm parade has been moved to 3:30.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

                          I know he's there on business, but I hope his wife and kids will get to join him and enjoy some attractions.

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                            Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

                            He is coming to WDW to talk about Tourism on Main Street and no tourist will be allowed to watch and Main Street will be closed down till 3:00 p.m.

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                              Re: Obama coming to WDW and speak - What will he celebrate?

                              Personally, it sounds like they could have used a backdrop, and not added too much trouble for the tourists.

                              disappointed with Disney helping to provide what is basically a political/campaign speech. (I'd say the same with any candidate/politician... sorry politics don't belong in the parks).

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