Liberty Square Riverboat

50 Days: Liberty Square Riverboat

Liberty Square Riverboat

The Liberty Belle is the name of the vessel that is the Liberty Square Riverboat!

Hello everyone, and welcome to #Day50 of our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Can you believe that we have already counted down halfway through our list of 100 things to do at Disney World?  It’s crazy how fast time flies, and before I know it, we’ll be on the road to Florida!

Today we are taking a look at an attraction known as the Liberty Square Riverboat, which features the Liberty Belle, named after Walt Disney’s wife Lillian, as the vessel that will take you around the Rivers of America on your journey.  This is a fun, relaxing, “take me back in time” type of attraction, one that you can get on, look around the ship, see some parts of Walt Disney World that you don’t normally see, and just relax for a while.  After a long day of going all throughout the parks, there are certainly times when this attraction is the perfect respite to ease your tired feet!

In addition to the daytime operation of the Liberty Belle, you can also appreciate the Liberty Belle after dark when you are watching Wishes.  As you probably know, the Liberty Belle stops running in the evening in order to prepare for the famous fireworks show.  However, the string lights are still lit, and it can be fun to get a tranquil look at Liberty Square and the Liberty Square Riverboat after hours too!  Just check out this photo I took some years back.

Liberty Square Riverboat

For a unique perspective on Wishes, take some pictures from over in Liberty Square!

One night a couple of weeks ago I was thinking about the Liberty Belle and how cool it would be to be able to take a ride on it after dark.  That got my imagination going, and I started thinking, wouldn’t it be neat if the Imagineers made some sort of special run of the Liberty Belle — perhaps during one of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — and operate the Liberty Belle as a special “Ghost” ride?  I think it would be quite the setting for an evening of fun — who knows, maybe they could even turn it into a special dinner show type event.  I know I’m rambling a bit, but those sorts of ideas excite me.  What do you think about them?

Do you and your family enjoy the Liberty Square Riverboat, or do you pass it on by?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Magical Blogorail – Education at Liberty Square

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Welcome to those of you joining me from Heidi’s Head and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Liberty Square

The Hall of Presidents Stands Tall at Liberty Square

Walt Disney loved history, especially history that pertained to the history of the United States.  His childhood hero was Abraham Lincoln, and if you have never had the chance to see his attraction at Disneyland called “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln“, I urge you to do so one day.  This month, the Magical Blogorail is writing about all of the ways that Walt Disney World is uniquely suited to teach us as well as entertain us, and I am writing about all of the great things that you can see and learn from at Liberty Square.

In February my daughter and I will be running in the Princess 5K while my wife cheers us on from the side.  My wife and I have never taken Sophie out of school while it was in session before, so I was a little apprehensive about doing so for this trip.  However, Sophie is 13 years old, and it won’t be long before she won’t want to do as much with us as she did when she was younger, so Cindy and I talked it over and decided that taking up something like this is one way that Sophie and I can continue the bond that we have.  Last Saturday we ran in our first 5K, and this coming Sunday we will be walking in our first 10K together.  The point of my rambling is that one of the things that we are going to do during that trip is have Sophie research a lot of the historical elements, especially at Liberty Square.  This will help us justify to ourselves pulling her out of school for two days.

The Hall of Presidents at Liberty Square is a great attraction because it does so much to teach us more about the history of the presidents of the United States.  The audio-animatronic figures are incredibly detailed, and feature all of the presidents that our great country has had.  The narration in the story before the goes into some incredible moments in American history, and this show is one that should be on everyones list to see.

Liberty Square Riverboat

The Liberty Belle is the name of the riverboat that is the Liberty Square Riverboat!

Another attraction that I like that isn’t quite as educational is the Liberty Square Riverboat.  Featuring the Liberty Belle, which was named after Walt Disney’s wife Lillian, this riverboat takes you on the Rivers of America for a unique perspective on what it would have been like to navigate the mighty Mississippi in the 1800s.  For attractions such as the Liberty Square Riverboat, how much you get out of the attraction depends on how vivid your imagination is, so don’t be afraid to put yourself back in time and take a ride on the riverboat one day!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is For the Love of Disney.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Heidi’s Head – Disney for Homeschoolers
2nd Stop ~ My Dreams of Disney – Education at Liberty Square
3rd Stop ~ For the Love of Disney – Wilderness Explorers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Final Stop ~ Ashley Aspires – Educational Attractions at Disney World