Take a stroll through this beautiful covered arcade, with ornate furnishings and a fascinating exhibition detailing the conception, inauguration and legacy of the Statue of Liberty.
The arcade can be reached via doors at either end or by Liberty Court on Flower Street. The Emporium, Disney & Co. and Casey's Corner link directly onto the walkway.
From the Eastern corner of Town Square, you step through the heavy wooden doors into the warm shelter of Liberty Arcade, a covered walkway spanning the length of the street, lit by both gas and electric, constructed with ornate ironwork displaying the statue's crowned head.
Liberty Arcade presents the story of the Statue of Liberty through historic photographs, artworks and display cases, a story which links France to the United States of America and Main Street, U.S.A. to the earlier, less lawful times of Frontierland beyond.
Covered walkway behind boutiques on West Main Street, with Statue of Liberty tableau and exhibition.
12th April 1992
Around 10 minutes to explore
With Liberty Arcade and the whole of Disneyland Paris, it could be said that "The Gift of Liberty" has come full-circle - for it was France who, in 1886, presented "La liberté éclairant le monde" (Liberty Enlightening the World) to the United States. The statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, with its internal structure engineered by none other than Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. The first section of Liberty Arcade details this incredible process with rare photographs and unique scale models of the monument under design, initial construction and shipping to America.
Both arcades are split into three distinct sections, with the first and last reasonably similar across both walkways. The middle of each arcade, however, is a break from the regularity and — in the case of Liberty Arcade — one of the most lavish and eye-catching areas in the whole of Main Street. The story of the monument continues here with its completion and dedication on Liberty Island, New York. Liberty Court, an ornate white building featuring stained-glass windows of the statue with the numberals '1866', leads from Flower Street into this extravagant circular area.
Filled with advertisements of jubilation, this court celebrates the completion of the Liberty monument and beckons guests behind the curtains of a tradional side-show scene - the Statue of Liberty Tableau.
In this atmospheric and often-missed corner, you can attend the inauguration of "Lady Liberty" yourself - watching from a ship in the harbour of New York City as steamships sound their horns and crowds cheer the completion of the Statue of Liberty. Atmospheric sounds and lights bring the moment to life.
Now dedicated with fireworks and celebrations, the final portion of Liberty Arcade celebrates the lasting legacy and impact of the Statue of Liberty, as if Lady Liberty were sending a postcard to her old friends in France. This area, bringing the story right up-to-date with Main Street, U.S.A., is considerably more lively and modern, with extra seating for Casey's Corner flowing along the arcade.
American flags flying around Liberty Arcade and Main Street are authentic to the period and specially made to have only 48 stars, the number of states at the turn of the 20th Century