Tom Sawyers Island
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|At A Glance
||Kids adventure playground
island in the middle of the Rivers of America.
Tom Sawyers Island is located in the middle of the small lake
within The Magic Kingdom, and is reached mainly by raft. The Island
is strictly aimed at the kids, with labyrinths of tunnels, with
twists, and plenty of hiding places. There are swaying rope bridges,
stepping stones, and even an old style fort with a climbing area
Kids will love the place, and can safely be left to expend a
little energy on their own for a while, giving the adults a break
to relax with a snack at "Aunt Polly's Dockside Inn"
the small cafe on the Island, and watch the Liberty Stern-wheel
paddle steamer or the Mike Fink Keelboats sailing around the island.
Tip: If you want Tom Sawyer's Island pretty much to yourself,
head out towards the Island in the afternoon, just before one
of the regular afternoon thunderstorms, because in general as
soon as it starts raining people head away from the Island and
towards the relative shelter of the under-cover attractions on
the "'mainland" rather than heading for the shelter of
the tunnels on the island itself. As a result when it stops, the
island tends to be pretty much deserted for a while.
Note that Tom Sawyer's Island closes at dusk.