Disneyland's Iconic Mr. Lincoln Attraction Set for $5 Million Refurbishment

Disneyland's Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction is undergoing a $5 million refurbishment to enhance the guest experience. The project, which began on April 16, 2024, is expected to be completed by June 19, with an official reopening date to be announced.

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Disneyland's Iconic Mr. Lincoln Attraction Set for $5 Million Refurbishment

Disneyland's Iconic Mr. Lincoln Attraction Set for $5 Million Refurbishment

Disneyland's belovedGreat Moments with Mr. Lincolnattraction, a staple of the Main Street Opera House, is set to undergo a significant $5 million refurbishment. The project, which began on April 16, 2024, aims to enhance the guest experience by replacing show elements, lighting, audio, and show systems, as well as performing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work.

According to city records, the refurbishment will involve replacing the existing platform and installing a new turntable. The attraction is expected to remain closed at least through June 19, with an official reopening date yet to be announced.

Disneyland officials expressed their enthusiasm for the project, stating, "Disneyland is excited to be investing in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln to keep the beloved experience looking great." They assured fans that the iconic President Lincoln audio-animatronic figure will remain the centerpiece of the attraction, while the Main Street Opera House theater itself will undergo improvements.

The Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction has a rich history dating back to the 1960s. Inspired by a 1933 Chicago World's Fair exhibit featuring wax figures of U.S. presidents with recorded voice tracks, Walt Disney developed the concept further using groundbreaking audio-animatronic technology. The attraction made its debut at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair before finding its permanent home in Disneyland's Opera House.

The $5 million refurbishment marks a significant investment in preserving this classic Disneyland attraction, which has captivated guests for nearly six decades. With updated show elements, lighting, and audio, the reimagined Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln promises to offer an even more immersive and engaging experience for visitors when it reopens later this year.