Magic Kingdom’s Tom Sawyer Island

by All Things Mouse Staff on January 18, 2010
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Tom Sawyer Island, located in Frontierland of the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World, is truly one of the most remote locations you can find in the park.  It is surrounded by the waters of the Rivers of America and requires a raft ride to get to and from the island.

Anyone who has ventured onto the island knows about the many trails that crisscross it.  Don’t worry, though, you will not get lost, at least not for long.  Along the way, you might stumble across Harper’s Mill, a working windmill and a creaking waterwheel.

Two of the best must-dos of the island are the bridges.  One is a suspension bridge which leads to Fort Langhorn  with its own eerie escape tunnel.  The other bridge is a barrel bridge which finds guests walking along barrels that have been lashed together.  Both are fun, especially for those who like to strike a bit of fear in their companions.

If you happen to have some snacks along, take a few moments to grab a table by the water and relax away from the hustle of the Magic Kingdom.  Don’t forget to wave to the guests aboard the Liberty Belle Riverboat as it passes by.

Tom Sawyer Island is truly a gem unknown to most who visit the park.  Take advantage of its relative calmness when the crowds start to get to you.

To catch a glimpse of the island, see the video above (thanks to HV10N90 for providing it).

Walt Disney World Official 2015 Birnbaum's Guidebook

Walt Disney World Official 2015 Birnbaum’s Guidebook

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