Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom is my favorite land. While there aren’t many attractions, the attention to detail really fascinates me. Here are 5 things people don’t notice in Liberty Square:
1. Presidential Seal – Located in Hall of Presidents in the center of the waiting area is a Presidential Seal that is surrounded by a gate. This is the only place other than the White House where this seal can be found.
2. Different styled doors – Most of the buildings in Liberty Square are styled as residential dwellings that could have been found along the Hudson River in New York in the 1700’s – 1800’s. Each building has a door and the 2 numbers on that door indicate the year that type of door was in use in American homes. Add an 18 to the front of the number and you’ll know when this door was first found in America. A door with the number 19 would indicate 1819.
3. Two if by sea – In one of the windows facing the Haunted Mansion you will find 2 lanterns. These represent the ones that indicated if the British were coming. Be sure to check them at night to see them lit up.
4. Sagging shutters – Take a hard look at the shutters on the windows. They are all sagging! This is because during the Revolutionary War, England stopped shipping anything made of metal to the United States because the colonials were melting them down to make bullets. The only way the shutters were able to hang were by leather straps that over time began to stretch and cause the shutters to sag.
5. The Liberty Bell – This bell is made from the same mold as The Liberty Bell that can be found in Pennsylvania. There were 50 bells cast from the original and given to the 50 states. Since Pennsylvania already had one, they sent theirs to Disney World.
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