Magic Kingdom Attraction Set to Close For ANOTHER Refurbishment

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One popular Magic Kingdom attraction — the Liberty Square Riverboat — began a lengthy refurbishment back in 2020. In fact, the attraction was closed to Guests for months, even having the Liberty Belle itself move off-site. The steam-powered paddleboat was lifted out of the water with movable rails and was stored in the Magic Kingdom area service marina for a lengthy period of time. This allowed Imagineers to make improvements on the boat if needed.

The good news is that in early February, the Liberty Square Riverboat reopened to Guests. The bad news is that this attraction will close for refurbishment once again later this month.

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When looking at the times on the Disney World calendar for the Liberty Square Riverboat, there are no times listed from August 23-30, meaning we expect this attraction to be closed to the public for these select days.

Come September 1, the calendar does list hours again and the Liberty Square Riverboat will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keep in mind that hours are subject to change, so it is always best to check the Walt Disney World website or the My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date information.

More on Liberty Belle Riverboat

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Disney World’s official website describes this attraction as:

Steam into American history aboard the majestic, Colonial-era Liberty Belle riverboat and enjoy a relaxing half-mile tour around Tom Sawyer Island.

Along the way, listen to a recorded narrator—in the voice of iconic American author and humorist Mark Twain—sharing memories of Twain’s time on the Mississippi.

It’s full steam ahead on this historic, nostalgic trip back to the past!

During this charming, 17-minute trip, you’ll encounter a rarely seen side of Magic Kingdom park. Behold a bevy of sights from the early days of the American frontier, including:

  • An early American settlement
  • An idyllic Native American village
  • Harper’s Mill
  • Fort Langhorn
  • Wilson’s Cave Inn
  • Woodland animals
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You’ll also be treated to unique views of Big Thunder Mountain RailroadSplash Mountain and Haunted Mansion.

Featuring meticulously detailed wood craftsmanship, the 47-foot tall Liberty Belle is a working reproduction of the historic vessels that ferried people up and down the mighty Mississippi.

An actual steam engine converts water from the river into steam that powers the large paddle that in turn propels the boat.

There are 4 decks with limited seating available on each.

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For a list of other Walt Disney World attractions closing for refurbishment in August, visit our website here.

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