Today we cover the beautiful land of Liberty Square… and for those keeping track we are close to half way through our tour around the Magic Kingdom. I think Liberty Square is often overlooked because it lacks E-ticket rides but there are lots of details packed into this little area. Let’s get started with the view heading in from Adventureland:
When heading in from this direction this very different light post is one of the only indicators that you are changing lands. It is ironic that even though there are four ways I’ve found to wander into Liberty Square there is only one sign I’ve found with the land’s name! Here is what that sign looks like:
It can be found at the large entrance to Liberty Square from the hub. When entering the land from this direction you can see some very interesting details! To the right of this sign (on the opposite side of the walkway) you will see this plaque:
To the right of this plaque is a small booth:
But what is neater is what can be seen inside! (You can click on these smaller images to see full size ones) I did a bit of Googling and didn’t find any meaning to what these texts stand for. I’m hoping one of our readers will have some scoop to share!
As you continue across the bridge into Liberty Square you will see these lovely lights sporting a proud, golden eagle!
While we are on the topic of entering Liberty Square let’s go ahead and cover entering from Fantasyland! When heading past Peter Pan on your left and the Rapunzel Rest Area (or Tangled Toilets as we lovingly refer to them) on your right you will see this lovely view ahead of you:
There are many lovely details throughout but let’s jump ahead to the sign you’ll pass under on your right for the The Yankee Trader:
Now, compare this in sharp contrast to the view of this building on the other side, once you enter Liberty Square:
On the other side of the street from Yankee Trader is the Columbia Harbour House. This awesome dining spot has some amazing signs!
Not to mention some additional theming as you continue around the building.
Now before we head too far off in this direction we can’t forget that The Haunted Mansion is the first thing you will see on your right when entering from Fantasyland! This is certainly a ride I could do an entire blog post, on so let’s just cover a few special details. To begin this is what the new FastPass+ entrance looks like.
The view looking into The Haunted Mansion you will see a hearse and roses growing up from a broken fountain. It is also worth noting that the awning on the left was replaced earlier this year and is now green. I like it much better!
There are several authentic looking gravestones throughout the queue. Here are the few less common ones. It is also worth noting that in the pet cemetery towards the exit features a tribute to Mr. Toad. I realized when I was there taking these photos that I didn’t bring the right lens to catch him (he’s wwwaayyy in the back), but I will be sure to feature him sometime.
And now here is everyone’s favorite grave marker.. she has her eye on you!
One last note on The Haunted Mansion is that there are neat themed signs throughout. These are some of the best themed signs (and cast!) in all the parks:
Getting back to our tour, next on the list is The Hall Of Presidents! (I am choosing to skip the Disney Visa booth that now litters the waterfront area across from this attraction)
If you look hard enough you will even spot some Sorcerers fun:
In the same area as The Hall Of Presidents you will see one of the most well known photo spots in the park! Even going early it was hard to get a shot of this vacant!!
Just beside The Hall of Presidents I also found this weird sign! Who knows what this one means?
Continuing on past The Hall of Presidents you will see this lovely little spot. Though it doesn’t have a good view of anything I think it is worthy of a visit!
If you keep walking you will encounter this beautiful path that leads to Sleepy Hollow:
Check out these tiny details around Sleepy Hollow:
There is also this tiny little sign that you can find on your way to the Christmas Shoppe:
The Christmas Shoppe also has some very unique signs!
Not to mention some awesome seating options! I have seen many parades from that sleigh, and I have been known to enjoy a Sleepy Hollow waffle sandwich at that lovely little table. They are often vacant!
As you exit the Christmas Shoppe you will run smack into the Liberty Tree and Liberty Bell. Here is the sign for the Liberty Tree:
And the plaque it mentions:
And here is Disney World’s very own Liberty Bell!
Moving past this I thought this was a good time to mention the lights and fences of Liberty Square. These vary drastically from the ones that were featured in Frontierland just a small distance from these:
Past the Liberty Bell you will see the Liberty Tree Restaurant. You will know you are coming up on it because you will see large black pots:
Just past these pots is the lovely entrance!
And that concludes our little look into Liberty Square. Did you see something you hadn’t noticed before? I hope so! Let us know in the comments below. Be sure to tune in for the first part of Fantasyland in our next installment!