Revel in the recitations of President Abraham Lincoln and experience firsthand the powerful speeches that changed history and shaped a nation. Through the latest Audio-Animatronics technology, the Great Emancipator returns to tell the tale of generations past and share his inspiring vision of the future.
A New Nation, Conceived in Liberty
The show begins with a film composed of dramatic paintings depicting President Lincoln's life from his humble rural upbringing to the White House. You'll be moved by real photographs of the Civil War, accompanied by the touching ballad Two Brothers. For the rousing climax, Honest Abe takes center stage and delivers highlights from some of his greatest speeches.
Next-generation Audio-Animatronics technology gives the President more emotion and vitality than ever before. Every detail is presented as realistically as possible; Lincoln's life mask was the model for the original figure's face. While no recording of Lincoln's voice exist, actor Royal Dano provides a stirring interpretation of Lincoln's immortal words.
Walt Disney was fascinated with the life of Abraham Lincoln. As a child, he even recited Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to his elementary school class. The first Audio-Animatronics version of Lincoln debuted in 1964 at the New York World's Fair. The show was so life-like that National Geographic magazine called the figure "alarming" in its realism. The smash hit moved to Disneyland Park in 1965.