DISNEY'S - TOM SAWYER ISLAND

Disney Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Magic Kingdom Theme Park
Frontierland

Height Requirement: Any Height
Category:
Fun for Everyone
Outdoor
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Sawyer Island is a lushly-landscaped outdoor playground in Frontierland at
Magic Kingdom theme park where children of all ages can relive the rustic
19th-century adventures depicted in the novels of Mark Twain.

The wooded island is surrounded by the pastoral Rivers of America, and the only way
to reach the island is aboard a raft that docks at Tom's Landing near
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Sail across the river to 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 mischievous, playful adventures—
just like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Discover hidden treasures for those who care to do a little exploring; highlights
include the mysterious jewels hidden deep in the dark caves, the creaky waterwheel
at Harper's Mill, the bouncy barrel bridge and Fort Langhorn with its twisting escape tunnel.

Tom Sawyer Island closes at dusk. Be sure to check the daily schedule for the exact
closing time.

Walt Disney and Mark Twain

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. Walt added Tom Sawyer Island to California's
Disneyland Park in 1956—one of the first additions to the then one-year-old Theme Park.

Sitting alongside the Rivers of America on the porch of Aunt Polly's Dockside Inn,
sipping on a glass of lemonade, you can soak up a real glimpse of the idyllic world of
yesteryear that Mark Twain and Walt Disney loved.

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