Truly, one of the most relaxing things you can do at the Disneyland Park of California is to take a ride aboard the Mark Twain Riverboat located in the Frontierland area of the park. If you have never enjoyed the attraction, this review and video will hopefully convince you that the Mark Twain Riverboat is worth your time.
To board the riverboat, head toward the authentic looking landing and await the return of the Mark Twain. Once tied up, previous guests will disembark, and it is your turn to enjoy a journey aboard the vessel.
When allowed, make your way onto the paddle wheeler and pick a spot. There are a few seats available near the bow, but most people like to pick a spot along one of the sides to enjoy the scenery as you pass by it.
“Cruise back in time on an authentic steam-powered paddlewheel riverboat,” offers a description on the Disneyland website. “Mark Twain Riverboat is a 14-minute sightseeing voyage aboard a recreation of the glorious 19th-century riverboats that carried people and cargo up and down the mighty Mississippi.”
Soon, you will be underway and taking a short trip around Tom Sawyer Island on the Rivers of America. Sites are many on the trip, so be on the lookout for some like:
- frontier cabin
- Native American village
- critters like beavers, skunks, mountain lions, moose, etc.
- and possible catch a glimpse of the Disneyland Railroad
Walt Disney World fans will consider this the west coast version of the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Belle Riverboat. Although, the Mark Twain was most decidedly created first. In fact, it was one of the original attractions available at Disneyland when the theme park first opened.
As previously stated, this is one of the most relaxing things you can do at Disneyland. If given the chance, take the time and enjoy!
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Special thanks to the excellent video shown above provided by ThatDisneyKid.