Attraction Stats

Location: Frontierland, Magic Kingdom

Type: Walking Trail

Length: Up to you, but usually 30 to 45 minutes

Audience: All Ages

Open since May 20, 1973

3 Stars Out of 5 Rating

A Good Attraction, But Don't Wait Too Long

Transported by raft to the island, visitors are free to roam around a fun outdoor playground once there. There are places for adults to sit, while children can play around the caves, trails, and bridges. Be sure to check out Magnetic Mystery Mine, Fort Langhorn, and Injun Joe’s Cave. Unlike most Disney World attractions, the open-ended nature of Tom Sawyer Island provides a great change of pace for your day at the Magic Kingdom, and you very rarely encounter a line here. Kids and young teenagers especially enjoy exploring the island.

Aunt Polly’s Dockside Inn, located on the island, serves sandwiches and drinks. It is open seasonally, usually during the busiest times of the year.

Tips and Trivia

  • Visit early in the day, because this attraction closes at dark.
  • Since you are ferried back and forth on raft, you should plan to spend at least half an hour on Tom Sawyer Island. Don’t worry, there are restrooms.

Tom Sawyer Island Images