VIDEO - Liberty Belle returns to the Rivers of America

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Liberty Belle returns to the Magic Kingdom 2021

The Liberty Square Riverboat reopened today following a four month refurbishment which included a complete track replacement in the Rivers of America.

Rides aboard the Liberty Belle are currently departing about every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 7pm, setting sail from the Liberty Square Riverboat Landing.

Click the gallery for more pictures of the Liberty Belle.

The Liberty Belle returned to the Magic Kingdom a couple of nights ago in a complex operation that saw the 47ft paddle-wheeler move from its maintenance area behind the Magic kingdom back to its on-stage dock. Disney has shared a great video showing its journey across Bay Lake.

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Article Posted: Feb 05, 2021 / 10:52am ET
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Squishy20 days ago

Rafts got taken backstage apparently.

solidyne23 days ago

I feared that. Happily surprised.

EricsBiscuit23 days ago

I saw that! They fixed it by mid-late afternoon though.

creathir23 days ago

Our chance to ride her today was foiled by a malfunctioning whistle. Next trip... next trip...

TrainChasers23 days ago

Good to see steam power is back in the magic kingdom! Now about those trains.... haha

EricsBiscuit23 days ago

So Terry the Turbine got a nice refurb. Much quieter. All the machinery in general was rejuvenated. The animation in the scenes will improve over the coming months as it opened earlier than expected. Certain parts of the deck were supposed to be waterproofed but were not. Turbine (left), reduction gear (center), generator (right).

TrainChasers23 days ago

I never claimed it but I suspected it. I’m glad to see it has reopened.

MansionButler8423 days ago

Remember when someone claimed due to COVID-19 that TSI would never reopen and, instead, it got a nice refurbishment and reopened? Good times.

TrainChasers23 days ago

Chickens haven’t escaped have they!?

EricsBiscuit23 days ago

North Island has reopened! Blacksmiths are both working! So are the horses. Sound effects at each scene are working too, including our snoring friend.

Bullseye196723 days ago

We were on the same boat as you. Small world :)

disneygeek9024 days ago

Rode on the last sailing Friday night, was so good to see the riverboat back. I've grown quite fond of it over recent years.

mikeymouse24 days ago

I'm so glad to be wrong as well!!

JoeCamel24 days ago

Cool they back it onto the rail then sail around the island