Disney FACT!

Disney - Hall of Presidents
Disney – Hall of Presidents (Photo credit: Express Monorail)

Walt Disney debuted the first Audio-Animatronics at the 1964 World’s Fair  

The 1964 World’s Fair, introduced many types of pre-Space Age technology, including such things as IBM computers. But few of these things received as much attention as Disney’s Audio-Animatronics, moving robots that had words– coming out of their mouths.
Two exhibits at the World’s Fair illustrated this technology – Abraham Lincoln in “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln” and “It’s Small World”  a slow-moving boat ride featuring international unity. President Lincoln would eventually become a member of the Disney World attraction “Hall of Presidents.”