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Tom Sawyer's Island reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Tom Sawyer's Island, a playground in Frontierland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

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Posted: December 16, 2013

Cross the Rivers of America on a short raft ride over to this wooded play area. Unlike other attractions in the park where you're sitting and watching, Tom Sawyer Island is basically a massive playground where kids can blow off any extra energy they have. On the island, you can imagine you're playing with Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher from the Mark Twain classics: Explore the two caves, climb up the hills or scramble across the barrel bridge. Go ahead and let the kids get lost. It really is an island — there's no other way on or off, save for the raft, so the kids aren't going anywhere.

Readers' rating:

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50 votes, so far

Magic kingdoms hidden gem! - Owen Scott

Hope in never goes away! - Ringmaster A

This is my hidden gem in the Magic Kingdom! I love going through the caves and playing in the fort. Also have a special place in my heart for the barrel bridge. Many guests don't even give it a second look. But it's just the one place in Magic Kingdom where you can just play and have fun. This is the place where I feel like a kid again! - Joey Mayberry

All ages should enjoy this! Its like a mini scavenger hunt! - B Higgins

We enjoyed this a lot. Captured our childhood days. Stop and play checkers in the fort. You'll always remember that. - Rob Pastor

A nice adventure on slower days. - Sean Huckel

Hmmmm....very interesting playground, i found the paintbrush and my family got ourselves fastpasses for Splash Mountain! - Brendan Harrison

Skip! The only interesting and funny quirk I find with this attraction is once in awhile, you can find a white paint brush on the island that the cast members hide. It's a cute Easter egg for those who read the book, but the rest of this is totally boring!! - Sarah Durden

I love this island! I feel that no matter how many rafts full of people (you feel a little bit like cattle on the rafts) come to the island, it never seems crowded. It's a great place to wander and explore (for adults too). I personally love the fort the best. - Laura Milton

Once again, this a piece of Disney perfection. What other park can boast a tranquil wooded hideaway in the middle of the park like this? People who want it shuttered and replaced with an E ticket don't get the magic of Walt Disney's idealized America through the eyes of youth. I can still go over and jump on the barrel bridge and shoot the air rifles int he fort and feel giddy. - Tom Rigg

I got lost in those caves once! - Terry R

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