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Liberty Square
Liberty Square
Magic Kingdom
Theme Colonial America
Opening date October 1, 1971

Liberty Square is a themed land at Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Themed after colonial America, replicas of both the Liberty Bell and the Liberty Tree can be seen here. One of the most popular attractions in the Magic Kingdom is The Haunted Mansion which is located in this land. Presiding over the square is the Hall of Presidents, an American History show featuring an audio-animatronic figure of every President of the United States. Liberty Square has a long waterfront on the Rivers of America and the Liberty Square Riverboat steam paddleboat departs from a landing here. The land affords excellent views of the river and Tom Sawyer Island in adjacent Frontierland.

Development

Liberty Square was adapted from a Disneyland concept called Liberty Street, which would have extended from Main Street USA and featured exhibit attractions on the signing of the Declaration of Independence and what would become the Hall of Presidents, then titled "One Nation Under God". As the technology wasn't there at the time to prove satisfactory to Walt, the concept was shelved for the time being. With the construction of the Magic Kingdom, the concept was revitalized to coincide with the American Bicentennial which was coming closer and New Orleans Square being seen as unnecessary with Florida being closer to the real thing.

Design

  • Liberty Square begins an architectural progression through history and geographically across the United States. This progression begins with The Haunted Mansion (1670's or '80's, upstate New York) and travels clockwise around the Rivers of America into Frontierland terminating at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (1880s, Southern California).
  • 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.
  • 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.

Attractions and Entertainment

Current

Former

  • Mike Fink Keel Boats (1971-1997)

Restaurants

  • Columbia Harbour House
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Liberty Tree Tavern

Shopping

  • Heritage House
  • Yankee Trader Gourmet Shop
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
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