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Originally conceived as an annex to Main Street USA for Disneyland in Anaheim, the idea was revisited when the Magic Kingdom was being designed in the late 1960s. The need arose for an area analogous to, but distinct from, New Orleans Square at Disneyland. Walt Disney Imagineering decided on an early American, eighteenth century theme, with special concentration on the American Revolutionary War, as the Bicentennial would occur soon in 1976.
Liberty Square opened as part of the Magic Kingdom and Walt Disney World’s grand opening on October 1, 1971 as one of the original six themed lands. It is located in the northwest corner, bordering Fantasyland and Frontierland. The Square also has bridges to the park’s central hub, as well as Adventureland. Forming its western border is the Rivers of America, on which the Liberty Belle travels. It is also the smallest land by guest area in the Magic Kingdom.
The Liberty Belle Riverboat at its moorings of 2007, it is the only land yet to undergo a major refurbishment. All of the attractions, original from October 1, 1971, still exist in some form or another. No major additions have been made. The theming in the Square is comprehensive and accurate to the time period, from major architectural and engineering homages to the small antiques and artifacts peppered throughout the many attractions and dining locations.
- The Hall of Presidents, a show on American history featuring Audio-Animatronic figures of every past and present U.S. President.
- The Haunted Mansion, an omnimover ride through a spooky house with 999 ghosts.
- Liberty Square Riverboat, a leisurely sail around the Rivers of America on the Liberty Belle Riverboat.
- The Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, Originally host to a western-style revue show, now a “meet-and-greet” location for characters from the Disney-Pixar Toy Story movies.
- Liberty Square Portrait Gallery, Disney artists will draw your caricature or capture your silhouette.
- Columbia Harbour House, offering chowder and fish-and-chips, home to a multitude of historical artifacts.
- Liberty Square Market, offers fresh fruit and beverages.
- Liberty Tree Tavern, offering American cuisine.
- Sleepy Hollow, offers funnel cakes and ice cream.
- Liberty Belle river boatHeritage House, offering American themed gifts, also has genealogical resources available for guests to use.
- Madam Leota’s Gypsy Wagon, offering Haunted Mansion and Nightmare Before Christmas souvenirs.
- The Yankee Traders, offers dry foods and housewares and (seasonally) Halloween merchandise.
- Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, offering a wide selection of Disney-themed Christmas gifts and decorations.