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Tom Sawyer Island

Wood-shingle structure with roped railings, ramps and a dock along a river

Magic Kingdom® Park

Frontierland®

Guests Can Be
Any Height
Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Adults, All Ages

Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • Must Be Ambulatory
Advisories
  • Supervise children at all times. Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
Guest Policies
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.
Brave an adventure all your own at this rustic, secret hideaway inspired by the stories of Mark Twain.
A painted dark brown board on top of a shack reads ‘Tom Sawyer Island’

Adventure Awaits!

Journey by log raft across the Rivers of America and discover an idyllic place influenced by the works of Mark Twain. Arrive at Tom’s Landing and embark on a self-guided expedition into the heart of early America.

Wander dusty dirt roads lined with sycamore and oak trees and amble across creaky suspension bridges. Navigate narrow passages amid secret mined caves and uncover an age-old fort. Along the way, follow in the pioneering footsteps of the frontier’s early settlers, during an era when Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer reflected an America coming into its own.

Pick Your Path
You’ll find adventure aplenty around every corner of Tom Sawyer Island. During your tour, be on the lookout for some of these legendary sites:

  • Harper’s Mill
    Behold a giant waterwheel on the outside, and an homage to one of Disney’s earliest animated films, The Old Mill, inside.
  • Injun Joe’s Cave
    Trek through the tight rocky passageways of this forgotten cavern, where strange fossils and jetting stalagmites mingle with a haunted pit.
  • Fort Langhorn
    Explore this early frontier settlement, which includes a blacksmith shop, a watch tower, stables and an escape tunnel.
  • Potter’s Mill
    Cross a crooked bridge to this wooden mill that offers a picturesque view of the Rivers of America and Frontierland.
  • Tom Sawyer Scavage Fort
    March over a small bridge, slide through a tube and enjoy the view from this fort designed for children under 12 years of age.

Along the way, easy-to-read maps ensure you always know where you are during your island adventure.

A yellow house with a white rail fence on the banks of a river

Designed by Walt Disney

The original Tom Sawyer Island opened to the public at Disneyland Resort in 1956. The attraction has the distinction of being the only one designed by Walt Disney.

Sharing a strong affinity for the world Mark Twain created in his novels, Walt found himself unsatisfied with the island’s original design. Days before construction was set to begin, he took the plans home and re-imagined the landscape design, creating the inlets, coves and overall shape that the island is known for today.

Today, in addition to Walt Disney World Resort, a version of this beloved attraction exists at Disneyland Resort and Tokyo Disneyland.

Tom Sawyer Island

Monday, April 21, 2014

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