Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are taking a tour of the Lands at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park.
You have arrived at Walt Disney World! Now, where do you start? Most will recommend that you begin your visit at The Magic Kingdom. If you’ve followed this loop in order, you will know that there are many Lands in this particular park. I hope to show you why the smallest of them is still worth your time!
I am concluding the tour of the Lands of The Magic Kingdom with:
View from the Liberty Belle riverboat
- ““From this Gateway stirs a new nation waiting to be born. Thirteen separate colonies have banded together to declare their independence from the bonds of tyranny. It is a time when silversmiths put away their tools and march to the drums of a revolution, a time for gentlemen planters to leave their farms and become generals, a time when tradesmen leave the safety of home to become heroes. Welcome to Liberty Square!”
- ―Entrance Plaque
This Land was adapted from a Disneyland concept called Liberty Street, which would have extended from Main Street USA. Themed after colonial America, replicas of both the Liberty Bell and the Liberty Tree can be seen here. Two very popular attractions are also found here, namely The Haunted Mansion and The Hall of Presidents. You can also find the beautiful Liberty Belle steamboat.
Many beautiful sights can be enjoyed from her deck:
The following thumbnails will attest to this fact:
Below you can see The Liberty Belle coming and going:
You can even find references to old live-action movies, like Wilson’s Cave Inn from the Davy Crockett adventures where he met Mike Fink. Mike Fink’s Keel Boats ran on the same waters as the Liberty Belle from 1971 to 1997.
And some good-natured fun can be had in the stockades! Although, I doubt prisoners found them much fun back in the day!
Here are some Fun Facts about Liberty Square:
- Find the replica of the House of Burgesses and look upstairs in the window to find Paul Revere’s lanterns signifying “Two if by sea”.
- The Liberty Tree is an actual 100-year-old oak found on the property and transplanted, with a younger oak grafted into the base.
- The Liberty Bell replica was cast from the mold of the actual Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. It is the only bell ever cast from these molds.
- The Liberty Bell was placed in Liberty Square in 1987 to commemorate the U.S. Constitution’s bicentennial.
- There are architectural representations of each of the original Thirteen Colonies.
- The state flags of each of the original 13 states, as well as the American flag, fly in a plaza in the center of Liberty Square.
There are three restaurants to choose from: Columbia Harbour House, Sleepy Hollow, and the Liberty Tree Tavern. Shopping opportunities are slim!
So if you like history and want a smattering of it during your next vacation, be sure to take in the atmosphere and edutainment of Liberty Square!
For more tours of the lands of the Magic Kingdom, check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Green | Lands of the Magic Kingdom Loop:
- 1st Stop – What’s the Point? | Main Street, U.S.A.
- 2nd Stop – Superheroes and Teacups | Frontierland
- 3rd Stop – Dad for Disney | Fantasyland
- 4th Stop – Heidi’s Head | Adventureland
- 5th Stop – My Dreams of Disney | Tomorrowland
- 6th Stop – Cool Nouns by Lee Beatens | (you are here)
I love history, Lee, so Liberty Square is really one of my favorite areas of the Magic Kingdom. I love the attractions that are found here, as well as the restaurants and the keen attention to details. The Christmas shop and the neat little shop outside of the Hall of Presidents are fun as well. The shop that is right outside the Haunted Mansion has some really neat themed things now too (it used to be more colonial in nature, but it now more “haunted”). Thanks for your recap of this great land!
It’s a shame most people just pass through. Thanks for commenting!
Lee, great post! I really enjoy many aspects of Liberty Square, including the Hall of Presidents. For dining, my favorite quick service — the Columbia Harbour House — is here, but I remember dining at the Liberty Tree Tavern back when they had characters there! I wish they would bring that back!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Mike!
I agree Mike! That was our favorite character meal!
This: The Liberty Bell was placed in Liberty Square in 1987 to commemorate the U.S. Constitution’s bicentennial.
I knew about the bell being cast from the same mold, but I didn’t know this. Thanks for sharing – I love new facts! (Mostly to annoy my family while we’re touring the park!)
Any time we can help spread annoying Disney trivia is a good time! Thanks for commenting!
Great post, I loved all of the fun historical facts. I’m not from the States but there’s something about that period in US history that really fascinates me, I always enjoy soaking it up while in Liberty Square.
I’m not from the States either, but I also like the architecture from this period. Thanks for commenting!
Cindy Howell (@superheroteacup)
Thanks for the Liberty Square trivia! We can’t wait to try Liberty Tree Tavern on our next trip.
Enjoy, and thanks for commenting!
More Liberty Square trivia: There are no restrooms in Liberty Square because Colonial America did not have public restrooms. The restrooms for Liberty Tree Tavern are in Frontierland and the restrooms for Columbia Harbor House are in Fantasyland.
That just may be a little too authentic for me! Lol! Thanks for commenting.
Mary at Capturing Magical Memories
Lol! I do love that Disney really is all about the details but this is one I think they could have let slide. But what a great bit of trivia.