Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
October 30, 2019
|Attraction Type:||Exhibit and Show|
|Area:||Main Street USA|
|Ages:||Family (Not great for under 10s)|
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln has been in and out of Disneyland a couple of times, most recently reopening in 2009. It is part museum (outlining the history of Disneyland) and part show, featuring a very realistic Abraham Lincoln animatronic.
The Disneyland Story Exhibition: Good little museum for gaining an insight into the life and times of Disneyland. It includes a short video, presented by Steve Martin and Donald Duck and various models/displays. Part of the building also opens into the Disneyland Gallery, where you can see and buy Disneyland artwork, featuring artists like Thomas Kinkade.
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: The show is in a small theatre and begins with an eight minute biographical film about Lincoln. Then, from behind a curtain, sits a to scale version of Honest Abe, who stands and delivers lines from his famous speeches, including the Gettysburg Address. The show then ends with a patriotic rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”.
If you are not that keen on a patriotic view of American history then you’ll probably want to skip this one. However, the Lincoln animatronic is impressive and worth a look. Moreover, it’s air conditioned so very nice for a hot day.
The Museum is quite interesting as well but overall wouldn’t bother taking the kids, especially if tight for time.