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    Presidents at Disneyland

    I recently watched the Disneyland 35th Anniversary TV special. The opening montage showed some shots of US Presidents at Disneyland:

    Here is President Reagan giving a speech at DL at the start of the show:


    Here is President Truman in front of (what looks like) the Disneyland Railroad:


    I think this is Eisenhower and family on the Mine Train:


    This shot of Kennedy was also in the intro, so I assume he is at Disneyland in this shot:


    Here is President George H. Bush:


    In addition, I have seen numerous photos and video of President Nixon at Disneyland (and a photo of him at Epcot.) Here he is entering a sub:


    I am pretty sure the Disneyland Hotel has a photo of Jimmy Carter jogging past the America Sings building, but I couldn't find it online.

    Has anyone found any other photos of Presidents at DL or any of the Disney parks?

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    I think this is Jimmy Carter trying out for Small World:

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    Another pic of Reagan:

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    Or auditioning as Snow White's Old Hag face character?

    In reference to aashee's post.

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by Anakin View Post
    Or auditioning as Snow White's Old Hag face character?

    In reference to aashee's post.


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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland




    Now take a bite!




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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    Here is another shot of Reagan:

    Of course, Ronald Reagan was one of the hosts (along with Art Linkletter and Bob Cummings) of the Disneyland opening day broadcast:

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    I'm pretty sure those shots of Nixon were when he appeared as Vice President in the 1950's. He was much to busy lieing about things and covering them (you know like a good Republican) to visit Disneyland in the 70's.
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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    I'm shocked George Jr. hasn't been to the park yet... [insert random insult to intelligence or politically motivated statement here]
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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    And then there is Robert F. Kennedy...who just two days before his tragic assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles where he was celebrating his primary win in California...was enjoying a day at Disneyland with his children and astronaut John Glenn:



    Within just hours after that photo started to appear in newspapers across the country and world...the man who very possibly would have been the next President of the United States...would lie dead from an assassin's bullets.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanSkippa View Post
    I'm pretty sure those shots of Nixon were when he appeared as Vice President in the 1950's. He was much to busy lieing about things and covering them (you know like a good Republican) to visit Disneyland in the 70's.
    But he did visit Disneyland as the then current President of the United States. He even dined at Club 33 as President. Perhaps the Trophy Room is what gave him the idea of Watergate?

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    I think this is Jimmy Carter trying out for Small World:
    This one made me laugh. Thank you aashee.

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by Hayley B View Post
    This one made me laugh. Thank you aashee.
    My pleasure!

    Here's one of a Disneyland regular. Was replaced by a Martin. NO, not Van Buren.


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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    I'm shocked George Jr. hasn't been to the park yet... [insert random insult to intelligence or politically motivated statement here]

    He is allergic to fun.

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    You are all very funny.

    Thanks for posting.


    OK... some Mice Chatters are Democrats, some are Republicans.

    Can we get past that for this thread? I don't want this to turn into angry thread about who we would and wouldn't vote for.

    I think the fact that any U.S. President would go to Disneyland is really cool.


    Here are the presidents that lived in the Disneyland era:

    Herbert Hoover (d. 1964)
    Harry Truman (d. 1974)
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (d. 1969)
    John F. Kennedy (d. 1963)
    Lyndon B. Johnson (d. 1973)
    Richard Nixon (d 1994)
    Gerald Ford (d. 2006)
    Jimmy Carter
    Ronald Reagan (d. 2004)
    George H. W. Bush
    Bill Clinton
    George W. Bush

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    We have photographic proof (on this thread) that the following attended at some point in their lives:
    Harry Truman
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    John F. Kennedy
    Richard Nixon
    Ronald Reagan
    George H. W. Bush


    -----------------------------------------------------------
    The remaining presidents are:
    Herbert Hoover
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    Gerald Ford
    Jimmy Carter (I am going to check the DL hotel. I am pretty sure there is a picture there)
    Bill Clinton
    George W. Bush




    Anyone know if those Presidents have ever visited?

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    Re: Presidents at Disneyland

    Here is some info I found on seeingstars.com:
    If you have any doubts about Disneyland as a magnet for celebrities, just walk into the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel and take a look at the display of historic photos of VIP's which lines one Wall of Fame (on the west side of the lobby of the Marina tower, near the Fantasia store.) Just about everyone who is anyone has had their picture taken at Disneyland. Take a look at the photos, and you'll recognize countless famous faces.
    While Khruschev never made it to the park, just about every other politician and world leader has been here. Included are photos of U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, George Bush and Harry Truman. Richard Nixon is seen with his wife and adult children on a 1968 visit; President Jimmy Carter was photographed out jogging next to the "America Sings" building, surrounded by Secret Service men. In a poignant photo, Senator Robert Kennedy is pictured boarding the Matterhorn bobsleds with his kids, the day before he was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel.
    http://www.seeing-stars.com/Play/Club33.shtml

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