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WDW Theme Parks Discuss Liberty Belle Riverboat in the Vacation Planning forums; The Riverboat was scheduled for a quick refurb, January 28th through February 3rd. After a little more than a day, it is being said she will be down until May, ...
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    Liberty Belle Riverboat

    The Riverboat was scheduled for a quick refurb, January 28th through February 3rd.

    After a little more than a day, it is being said she will be down until
    May, sometime.

    Did someone drop her or what? Not that the Riverboat is an E Ticket attraction but just how many attractions can they take down in that area?

    Rumors are that Splash Mountains animatronics are acting up too. Oy.
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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

    This stinks. We didn't go on the Liberty Belle the last two trips. We wanted to do it this time around in April. It looks like we won't be able to
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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

    Wow this is no good. Hopefully Splash Mtn isn't in too bad of shape. It better not be closed in early May. How bad are these rumors saying it is?

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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

    And what the heck is going on with the Liberty Belle? How do you go from 1 week of downtime to 3.5-4 months?

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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

    It's shades à la King Arthur Carrousel in 2003. A simple refurb turned into extensive repairs because of poor maintenance since 1955.
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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

    Update:

    WDW Magic is reporting that The Liberty Square Riverboat is scheduled for a refurbishment in the spring, closing on April 16 2012, and reopening on May 21 2012.


    So it went from a week closure to 5 weeks. At least not months. Still wonder what they found that the rehab will take that much longer.
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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

    Looks like we will catch it the week before it goes down. I hope Splash Mtn will be OK. Thunder will already be down for work.
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    Even more reason I think they really should've considered lowering the price of tickets... at least to the Magic Kingdom, during all this. Slowly but surely there's going to be less and less open to guests and they just RAISED the prices!
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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

    It's a long, boring, awful, awful ride that I wonder how many people would miss if it were gone.
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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

    Both of my kids enjoyed the Riverboat when they were small. It was also a good chill time for them when they were small, being able to wander from side to side. It is a beautiful boat. I think that is the beauty of Disney, something for everyone. I'd miss her in Liberty Square if she were gone, much like I'd miss the Empress Lilly in DTD.
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    Re: Liberty Belle Riverboat

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    It's a long, boring, awful, awful ride that I wonder how many people would miss if it were gone.
    Yep. It's time for Disney to bust this borin', dried up ol' puppy ALLLLLL the way out and break some new thrill ride ground here...
    How about the new "Rockin' Rivers of America Coaster"?!
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    Yep out with the old and in with the new thrill rides! Then everyone can complain about how there's none of the classics left or how long the lines are or how many people end up injured/sick after riding or... or... or.... That's how it works right? If we kept everyone happy what would they be negative and complain about?

    Me... it's been YEARS since I've done the Riverboat but not on purpose. It's one of those things that as we're traversing through Liberty Square is rarely at the dock when we go by. It's a timing thing. We'll be standing in the queue for HM and see it go by and say "Awwww crud that's right we missed it again." If anything it offers some great views of that side of the park and beautiful photo ops.
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