Walt Disney World Extends Liberty Square Riverboat Refurbishment

We previously announced that the riverboat, the Liberty Belle, within Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom Park would undergo a lengthy refurbishment.  The refurbishment began on January 8th, 2018 and run through July 19th, 2018.  It was originally anticipated that the boat would re-open to guests starting on July 20th, 2018.  We have heard that the riverboat didn’t re-open as expected and Disney has extended the refurbishment time frame.  Now the riverboat is expected to remain closed until fall of 2018.  We don’t have an official date yet when we can expect it to re-open to guests at this time.

Walt Disney World frequently closes various attractions in order to complete refurbishments, upgrades and changes to different aspects of the attractions.  We haven’t heard many details as to what the refurbishments are expected to be for the riverboat, but most of the attractions around Walt Disney World require maintenance every so often.

Who else can’t wait to take a relaxing ride on the Liberty Belle within Liberty Square when it re-opens?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!