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July 4, 2014

Location: Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom

Happy 4th of July everyone! The spirit of America is present throughout Disneyland and Walt Disney World, which makes a lot of sense since Walt Disney is probably as American as they come! During Disneyland's first years, Walt had an idea for a brand new attraction that would be part of an expansion off of Main Street. One of the main attractions on this Liberty Square type of street would feature all of the United States Presidents talking with one another.

The technology for such an attraction wasn't perfected yet, however, Walt did have the opportunity to make a miniaturized version for the 1964 World's Fair known as Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. Eventually, when Walt Disney World opened, the idea of an attraction featuring all U.S. Presidents was relooked at and the Hall of Presidents would open up with the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971.

Within the attraction is a treasure trove of hidden secrets just waiting to be discovered, but one of the discoveries goes hand in hand with today's special celebration. During the show, when all of the Presidents are present on stage, observant guests may find a clock on the far right hand side of the stage. While at first glance (or second or third) there doesn't seem to be anything special about the clock, guests with good eyes may notice something special about the time itself:

While the picture above is not the clearest, the time shown upon the clock is 7:04, or to convert it into a date: July 4th, our very own Independence Day!

 

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