VIDEO - Liberty Belle returns to the Rivers of America

Feb 05, 2021 in "Liberty Square Riverboat"

Liberty Belle returns to the Magic Kingdom 2021
Posted: Friday February 5, 2021 10:52am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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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DCBakerMar 31, 2021

SquishyFeb 10, 2021

Rafts got taken backstage apparently.

solidyneFeb 08, 2021

I feared that. Happily surprised.

EricsBiscuitFeb 08, 2021

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

creathirFeb 08, 2021

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

TrainChasersFeb 08, 2021

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

EricsBiscuitFeb 08, 2021

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).

TrainChasersFeb 08, 2021

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

MansionButler84Feb 08, 2021

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

TrainChasersFeb 07, 2021

Chickens haven’t escaped have they!?

EricsBiscuitFeb 07, 2021

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

Bullseye1967Feb 07, 2021

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

disneygeek90Feb 07, 2021

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.

mikeymouseFeb 06, 2021

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