Guests who enjoy a vacation in Walt Disney World spend a ton of time in the Magic Kingdom enjoying all that the park has to offer. Each area, or land, of the park is themed differently and features attractions, dining, shopping, entertainment, and more for guests to experience each day. One of the most beloved areas of the Magic Kingdom is Liberty Square which brings the spirit and architecture of colonial America and beyond to life. The area is also home to one of the most beloved attractions in Walt Disney World as well as unique shopping, dining, and entertainment. With so much to enjoy in Liberty Square, it is no wonder why guests love to spend time there. Here are ten things that guests are sure to love about Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom.
1. Moving Through Time
Part of what makes Liberty Square so beloved by guests is the intense attention to detail that truly brings the theme and colonial feel of the area to life. In fact, as guests progress from the Frotnierland border towards the Haunted Mansion, the architecture begins to progress from the early western days to the mid eighteen hundreds. Guests can even follow along with the dates by looking at the numbers on the doors of each building which indicate the architectural style’s corresponding year.
2. The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History
The courtyard area in front of the Hall of Presidents is home to a wonderful live show which combines the beloved Muppets with important moments from American history. The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History runs about every half hour and shares the stories of Paul Revere’s midnight ride and the singing of the Declaration of Independence with humor and mayhem as only the Muppets can create. Guests will love singing along with catchy songs and chuckling as the Muppets share both jokes and important history.
3. Hall of Presidents
Liberty Square is also home to a wonderful attraction that shares the history of the Oval Office. The Hall of Presidents explores how the office of the Presidency has evolved over the years and culminates with an impressive showing of every President standing together on stage. Highlights of the attraction include a speech by Abraham Lincoln as well as the current President of the United States.
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4. Liberty Square Riverboat
Guests looking to enjoy a relaxed attraction can set sail on the Liberty Square Riverboat. The steam powered riverboat sails the Rivers of America offerings unique glimpses of Liberty Square and Frontierland at a leisurely pace. Guests can enjoy the views from three different levels and even check out different angles of Tom Sawyer Island.
5. Columbia Harbour House
Liberty Square is home to a great quick service dining location that is open daily for lunch and dinner. The Columbia Harbour House features a nautical theme filled with wood paneling, artifacts from ships, and maps of different waterways. Guests who enjoy a meal at the location can order up items such as Seafood Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli Peppercorn Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, and Lobster Roll.
6. Memento Mori
Fans of the Haunted Mansion definitely need to stop by a wonderful shopping location that offers all sorts of eerie keepsakes. Memento Mori was once the home of Madame Leota and now has been converted into a shop that sells everything from clothing and artwork to jewelry and accessories. Guests can find items that pay homage to the nearby beloved attraction and its characters as well as some spooky occurrences.
7. Haunted Mansion
The most popular experience in Liberty Square is the Haunted Mansion which invites guests into the manor home of Master Gracey. The mansion is home to nine hundred and ninety nine happy haunts who cause all sorts of supernatural happenings that will leave guests both laughing and spooked. The classic attraction features favorite characters including the Ghost Host, Hitchhiking Ghosts, and Madame Leota in addition to the classic song “Grim Grinning Ghosts.”
8. Pet Cemetery
After enjoying a ride on the Haunted Mansion, guests exit back out into Liberty Square and pass through a set of iron gates. Just before passing through the gates, guests should look to their left and up on a hill to spot a pet cemetery. All sorts of dearly departed animals dwell in the pet cemetery including Mr. Toad who previously lived in Fantasyland in his attraction Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.
9. Sleepy Hollow
On the Main Street side of the bridge that connects the castle hub and Liberty Square, there is a quick service dining location that is open daily. Sleepy Hollow is housed in a small brick building and serves up delicious options that guests love to indulge in. The most popular items are all served on fresh baked waffles and guests can opt to enjoy one served with powdered sugar, an option with strawberries and whipped cream, one with fresh fruit and chocolate hazelnut spread, as well as several other options.
10. Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
Guests who are looking for the perfect souvenir to bring home with them should definitely consider stopping in at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square. Every day in this shopping location is Christmas and guests can purchase everything from ornaments to stockings. The location even provides personalization, making it a great place to pick up a souvenir that will bring back memories for years to come.