Tom Sawyer Island
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Tom Sawyer Island Details
TypePoi | Ride
Board a log raft at Tom’s Landing near Big Thunder Mountain Railroad® Attraction and sail across the Rivers of America to Tom Sawyer Island. Once there, you’ll romp through dense forests, forge rugged trails, cross swinging suspension bridges, explore mysterious caves, take shelter in a frontier fort built from unfinished timber and embark on playful adventures – just like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
While on the island, you’ll see some legendary sites, such as Harper’s Mill, Injun Joe’s Cave, Fort Langhorn, Potter’s Mill and Tom Sawyer Scavage Fort. If you get a little confused on your whereabouts, just refer to one of the posted maps!
Tom Sawyer Island is a lushly landscaped play area in Frontierland® Area at Magic Kingdom® Park. This attraction closes at dusk; check the Times Guide to know the exact closing time. Tom Sawyer Island is only accessible by the river rafts, which launch from Tom’s Landing. Guests must walk by themselves or be assisted by a member(s) of their party to experience this attraction.
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Frog Family Tips and Fun Facts about Tom Sawyer Island
Frog Family Tips
- Set a time limit! We recommend spending at least 20 minutes exploring the island, but most children could stay much longer. We cannot tell you how many times Tad and Lily have begged us for five more minutes of running around and exploring Tom Sawyer Island. The only waiting involved is to board the rafts to and from Tom’s Landing.
- Use Tom Sawyler Island as an opportunity to refresh and regroup! From the raft ride over to the "gold mine" and suspension bridge, this is a great escape from the lines and crowds in the rest of the park.
- Walt Disney grew up in the town of Marceline, Missouri, and he always had a strong affinity for the world that Mark Twain created in his novels, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which took place largely in the imaginary town of St. Petersburg, Missouri. He shaped the island to resemble the world of Mark Twain’s novels.
- Tom Sawyer Island opened at Magic Kingdom® Park on May 20, 1973.
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