It was posted (when it was still speculation) in another thread.
I'm surprised this hasn't been posted here yet...
President Obama will be visiting WDW on Thursday to announce a new initiative, which has resulted in a lot of changes for Thursday...
- MK no longer has morning EMH
- Epcot, DHS have added evening EMH
- AK added morning EMH
- DHS is getting a special fireworks show that night only
- Main St. USA will be closed from park opening until after Obama is done, approx. 3pm
- The 3pm parade will actually be at 3:30pm (go ahead, ask what time the 3 o'clock parade is at!)
- The backstage overflow path will be used to get guests in/out without using Main St. USA
- From an internal Hub FAQ, it appears that ADRs at the Plaza Restaurant may be affected and Disney is supposed to be contacting those guests. Tours may also be altered, but nothing else should be affected.
- Only invited guests/press will be able to actually attend the press event.
I'd expect lines to get in to take longer as there will probably be far heavier bag checks, etc.
Here's the article from eight hours ago:
President Obama confirmed to visit Walt Disney World on Thursday to discuss economy, tourism | Inside the Magic
Here is the link to the thread I started on the topic yesterday.
Also the last post on that thread is a WDW Press Release from All Ears.
Special Disney World fireworks show Thursday at Hollywood Studios, rumors suggest Oba
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In case y'all want to see it, here's a link from YouTube to President Obama's speech at the Magic Kingdom today . . .
President Obama speaks at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom
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