Saturday, July 4, 2009
Novelty Treats: In Honor of the Holiday...
President Obama's audio-animatronic likeness has been added into the Hall of Presidents attraction in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Which means that more people will likely drop in to visit the historical lesson in between stops at the Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain. My Mom, for instance, will be totally thrilled. The thing about Disney's animatronics, though, if you are one of the few who hasn't seen them, is that they are a far far cry from the obviously robotic stand ups at Chuck E Cheese. Magical Mickey Mouse engineering makes them lifelike and thus incredibly freaky. What's more, they seem to be advancing further every day.
The time is coming when the Presidents will walk. They will take up arms and lead the machines into battle. Be afraid.