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Tom Sawyer Island at the Magic Kingdom

Tom Sawyer Island is an actual island in the middle of Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Specifically, the island is located in the center of the Rivers of America between Frontierland and Liberty Square.

In order to access the island, you must board a raft in Frontierland and sail across to the attraction.

The table below provides details about hours of operation and other important information.

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Height Requirement:




Ride Type:

Raft to an Island and Explore

Seats Per Vehicle:

10+ on Raft

Rider Switch:


Extra Magic Hours:


Good For:


Scary Factor:


Must-Do List:

Low Priority

Perfect For:

Taking a break
Kids that need to run off energy.
Nostalgia for Mark Twain fans

Special Mention:

You have to take a raft ride to access the island.

Tom Sawyer Island

When you visit Magic Kingdom, you can take a log raft over to Tom Sawyer Island. The opportunity allows you to return to the days where exploration of the great outdoors was an everyday adventure.

This delightful island offers the chance to have your own self-guided tour. Activities on Tom Sawyer Island include crossing a suspension bridge, find a hidden fort, and venture through caves and tunnels.

Take in scenic views from the island of Haunted Mansion and the Liberty Belle Riverboat while you’re at it.

Here’s a look at the Tom Sawyer Island map. It shows the layout of the map and a few of the activities.

Tom Sawyer Island typically operates from mid-morning until early evening closer to dusk. There might be a wait for the next raft to dock and take you over to the island.

Additionally, you might have to wait on the raft when returning from the island.

Tom Sawyer Island is an attraction that most children will love because it provides more of a play area experience. However, guests on limited times will want to consider their highest priorities first.

It’s very difficult to visit Magic Kingdom and get the majority of attractions accomplished in one day. And that’s not including characters, dining, and priority entertainment.

Whatever you decide, I’m sure you’ll enjoy your visit to Tom Sawyer Island. And if you can’t make it, add it to your list for next time.

For more Magic Kingdom attraction reviews make sure to check out our full guide. Or you might like the following reviews of attractions in this specific area of the park.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disney World

Country Bear Jamboree

Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

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