8. Play and eat
As one of Magic Kingdom Park’s more low-key areas, Liberty Square is the perfect place to unwind, grab a bite to eat, and get a little shopping done. You may decide to tuck into a hearty family-style feast at the famed Liberty Tree Tavern or grab a quick snack at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments. Columbia Harbour House is a great counter-service pick that features quality fare and casual seating in a setting graced by the period décor of coastal colonial Americana. And then there’s the Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, which as mentioned earlier is a reflection of St. Louis in the early 1800s, offering all-you-can-eat American classics. As for shopping, Memento Mori, inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction, is one of Liberty’s newer additions and is vastly becoming a fan favorite with its macabre-themed merchandise, gruesome photography sessions, and in-store special effects. On the flipside, one of the Square’s most classic mainstay shopping destinations is Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe, which features a vast array of Disney-themed holiday ornaments and accessories. On a trivial side note, this Christmas shop is fashioned as being three distinct shops with connecting walls, symbolizing ownership by three different very different colonial families—woodcarvers, musicians, and German settlers.
One of the greatest things about Liberty Square is its overall timelessness. Since the Magic Kingdom’s opening back in 1971 very little has changed around the square in comparison to other lands and attractions featured in the park. And rightly so, Liberty Square remains a Disney World classic—a piece of the park’s enduring history and lasting legacy.