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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 play area so you can spend as little or as much time as you like. The only waiting involved is the board the rafts to and from Tom’s Landing. We recommend spending at least 20 minutes exploring the island, but most children could stay much longer. You may want to set a time limit before you go! 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. We hurry them along only to remember we did the same thing when we were kids.
Keep a lookout for Tom and Huck Finn’s large bristle whitewash brushes throughout the island. If you find one, you can turn it into a Cast Member and receive a surprise in return!
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. Use it as an opportunity to refresh and regroup!
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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Relax with some tasty ice cream or cool beverages at Aunt Polly's. Bring a change of clothing for little ones who want to play in the dirt and water. This attraction closes at dusk. Check your Times Guide for details.
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. There’s a version of Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland Resort and Tokyo Disneyland.
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