One of the most interesting places in the Magic Kingdom, especially for my history nerd of a husband, is Liberty Square. In Liberty Square, you can find three attractions: The Haunted Mansion, Hall of Presidents and Liberty Square Riverboat. You can also find three restaurants: Sleepy Hollow (snacks), Liberty Tree Tavern and Columbia Harbor House. Do you know what you won't find? Restrooms... kinda! Since this land is reminiscent of the Colonial Era of America, Disney imagineers tried their hardest to keep the area as realistic as possible. So, they had to be sneaky with their restrooms since there was no indoor plumbing in the Colonial Era. You can find restrooms in Columbia Harbor House, but they are located upstairs and technically they are in Fantasyland! You can also find one restroom in Liberty Tree Tavern. This restroom is upstairs and is very small. Disney had to include a restroom in the restaurant to meet code.
If you pay close attention to the shutters on the windows, you will notice they are crooked. This is due to the fact that during the Revolutionary War, the colonists needed as much metal as they could get their hands on to make bullets. They used the metal hinges from shutters to include in the making of bullets. Then they decided to use leather, like the Pioneers did, to hang their shutters. Over time, the leather hinges would loosen and cause the shutters to tilt.
Under the boughs of the original Liberty Tree in Boston in 1765,
Patriots calling themselves “The Sons of Liberty” gathered to protest
the imposition of the stamp act. In the years that followed,
almost every American town had a Liberty Tree–A living symbol
of the American freedom of speech and assembly. Our Liberty Tree
is a Southern Live Oak, Quercus Virginiana, more than 100 years old.
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