One of Disneyland’s oldest attractions is getting a $5 million makeover

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A classic Disneyland attraction, home to a standing President Abraham Lincoln audio-animatronic, has undergone an extensive $5 million refurbishment.

The attraction, which has been closed since April 16, is getting a much-needed facelift. The $5 million set aside for the refurbishment will be used to replace show elements, lighting, audio, show sounds and more, according to city records.

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Scott Gustin, a digital team member at Nexstar Media Group Inc., shared some of the permit filings on X, formally known as Twitter.

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A re-opening date for the attraction has yet to be announced, but it is expected to remain closed at least through June 19, according to the Orange County Register, which first reported the news.

Disneyland officials confirmed that the Lincoln audio-animatronic figure won’t be going anywhere, the publication reported.

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction first premiered at Disneyland in 1965. It was born after the animatronic Abraham Lincoln was a huge hit at the New York World’s Fair, according to its landing page on the Disneyland website.

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The Mr. Lincoln audio-animatronic was widely popular among attendees. Audience members were convinced that the Lincoln figure was an actor rather than a robotic machine.

The latest refurbishment project at Disneyland comes as crews work on other projects, like Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Critter Country and the Haunted Mansion, around the park.

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