Magic Kingdom: Liberty Square
One of the smallest areas of the Magic Kingdom is Liberty Square. It’s nestled in between Fantasyland and Frontierland. But don’t overlook this area of the Magic Kingdom, it’s filled with fantastic eateries, it’s the best place to watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade, and is home to the only Christmas shop in the Magic Kingdom. Check out all this sweet little area of Magic Kingdom has to offer.
This ride open to all guests of any height. Guests ride doombuggies in this mansion haunted by 999 ghosts. The ride is constantly moving which helps limit any youngsters from being scared in one spot for two long. The ride is slow moving and does go backwards at one point. The ride is very dark, in content and in lighting. If you have a little that spooks easy, there are so many other great rides for them to enjoy. This is still an extremely popular ride so if it’s a must for you I’d FastPass it or check out the line during meal times, parade time or firework time.
Liberty Square Riverboat
Jump on board the Liberty Square Riverboat and take a ride around Rivers of America. This boat is 3-tiered and of course plenty of benches for sitting. During the boat ride you’ll see Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Tom Sawyer’s Island. The boat ride lasts 17 minutes. A great spot to take a moment away from the busyness of a Magic Kingdom day.
The Hall of Presidents
This attraction is a mix of film and animatronic performance. A film will be played recounting the stories of a few of the American presidents and the story of how America was formed. After the film audiences will see each and every president on stage as an animatronic. George Washington speaks and then is followed by the current president saying the Oath of Office. The whole attraction lasts 25 minutes, although this attraction is for all ages, I’d only recommend for those 9 and older as younger visitors may not be able to sit through the presentation.
Liberty Square Parasol Cart
This cart is normally found next to Sleepy Hollow refreshments. Purchase a one of a kind parasol that can be personalized. The parasol comes in a variety of colours: white, purple, pink. And can include many different pictures and of course your name. A parasol with flowers and name will cost $17, and you can add additional adornments for $5. Be sure to come early and place your order so it can be done by the end of the day. I bought one of these years ago on one of my childhood vacations. It was an item I treasured for years.
Liberty Square Portrait Gallery
This little cart and kiosk is found outside of Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe and features caricatures and portraits. Have an artist do up a likeness of you and your family members as a special memento of your day at the Magic Kingdom. Or have a portrait done, both cost around $18.
Located by the exit of the Haunted Mansion, Memento Mori sells one of a kind items that match the design and theme of the Haunted Mansion. Find attire, accessories and games that are all themed with your favourite Liberty Square ghosts. The perfect place to find Halloweenish items all year round.
Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
This cute little shop is tucked in across the way from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments. Here you’ll find glassware, ornaments, wreaths, decorations, and everything is Christmas!!!! Which means you can buy a Christmas ornament in July to mark your vacation. It’s also a great place to buy Christmas gifts and store them away. It’s really a special spot, as the store is all themed on Colonial America.
Liberty Square Market
An open air market found in the centre of Liberty Square, Liberty Square Market is surrounded by picnic tables and offers a variety of fruits, veggies, hummus and pretzel cups, cheese snacks, and other healthy snacks. It’s a great spot to stop and pick a healthy item for the moment or for later in the day. With not many healthy carts located around the park take a moment to stop here and grab a healthy snack for waiting in line or watching the parade.
Columbia Harbor House
This quick-service restaurant is found just off the pathway as you head to Liberty Square from Fantasyland and is a great spot to come and have a satisfying meal. With pot pie, grilled salmon and lobster roll on the menu you’ll think your at a counter service restaurant on the Eastern Seaboard. There’s quite a bit of seating inside this quick-service restaurant and because its tucked away in a passageway not many people choose it for eating a meal. There are chicken nuggets on the menu for those in your party who don’t love fish.
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
A must stop for each of our vacations is the Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, they serves up waffles all day long covered with strawberries, nutella, you name it! They also have one of my favourites, the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich. They are open from park open until park close, which means you can grab one of their delicious waffles for breakfast!
Liberty Tree Taven
Head to the Liberty Tree Tavern, just past the Liberty Bell. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a harvest style feast, with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and seasonal vegetables. During lunch time you can order from a variety of things off the menu including fish and chips, pot roast, pot pie and meatloaf. For dinner your only choice is the all you care to eat skillet. The restaurants offers a homey feel as though you’re in a colonial-style inn at the end of there revolution. Liberty Tree is open from 11am until 9pm. It’s normally quite easy to get a reservation here, making it a popular choice for last-minute planners.
The Diamond Horseshoe
The Diamond Horseshoe is an all-you-care-to-eat style restaurant where diners will get a skillet full of western food. During dinner time, the only choice on the menu is the skillet but during lunch time you can choose from a variety of including pulled pork and beef brisket. The skillet will be refilled as it empties until diners say they’ve had enough. The restaurant is a saloon style with a self playing piano found on the main stage. The restaurant is wide open and a great place to have rowdy kids. It doesn’t seat too many people so you’re not contending with lots of people moving about the restaurant. This restaurant has odd hours, normally open around 1pm and open until 5pm. For more details on this restaurant click here.
You may not spend hours of your day here but you’ll definitely want to carve out some time to eat and shop here. For more details on the Magic Kingdom check out these previous posts: