Tom Sawyer Island

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

Young ‘uns can explore caves, tunnels, and Fort Langhorn as they scamper over Tom and Huck’s legendary hangout. Kids love the bridges; oldtimers wander the winding paths and play checkers. Caves are fun, but can be very dark and confining. Board a raft near Big Thunder Mountain to reach the island. This is a great place for a break—try Aunt Polly’s Dockside Inn for a snack (seasonal). Must be able to walk. Closes at dusk. Tip: Look for the hidden whitewash brushes—if you find one, tell a cast member for a surprise! Alex’s ToddlerTip: “Caves! :)” Alex’s KidTip: “The caves are cool but a little dark and scary!” Closed for refurbishment until December 21, 2018.

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Type: Playground
Scope: C-Ticket
Ages: All ages
Thrill Factor: Dark, scary caves

Playground Duration: 60 min.
FastPass: None
Special Considerations:
- Must transfer from ECV
- Must transfer from wheelchair

ToddlerTip: Caves! :)
KidTip: The caves are cool but a little dark and scary!
TweenTip: Good place to lose your parents!

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Readers Rating: (rated by 164 PassPorter readers)

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40.58% of our readers would definitely visit Tom Sawyer Island again.

I would definitely visit this attraction again!
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What PassPorter Readers Think of Tom Sawyer Island (32 comments):

My husband & I liked Tom Sawyer Island as older kids, our own kids absolutely loved it, and now the third generation is enjoying it. This latest generation was introduced to the books Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn because of Tom Sawyer Island. A great way to run off some energy for the kids. Let's them use their imaginations. One of the best spots in all of WDW for our family.
Pawleys4 gave this a rating of 10 on 06/27/2016 at 9:13:29 pm EDT

Do it to burn kids' energy.
Dopeyhornet gave this a rating of 3 on 06/26/2016 at 3:43:31 pm EDT

A great place for the kids to run around and have fun ! Find the rocking chairs overlooking Big Thunder Mountain to relax for a bit. The ride to and from the island does take a bit of time.
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 4 on 06/20/2016 at 6:26:39 pm EDT

So many better things to do at Magic Kingdom. Great place if you have seen and done it all. If you have limited time, skip it.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 4 on 06/18/2016 at 5:19:25 pm EDT

A nice, quieter place to visit if you need to relax a bit and reduce the stimulation.
Fergies6 gave this a rating of 6 on 06/17/2016 at 7:56:33 am EDT

More fun when Aunt Polly's was open.
--Jack gave this a rating of 5 on 06/15/2016 at 2:05:50 pm EDT

A great break from the crowds.
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/15/2016 at 11:30:57 am EDT

It's nice place to escape the crowds. There is a small playground. Some of the caves can be dark and scary for little ones.
pedepotamus gave this a rating of 6 on 06/15/2016 at 11:30:43 am EDT

Tom Sawyer's Island is a nice quiet place to remove yourself from the busy noisy park for just a little while, and not actually have to leave the park. Relaxing on the front porch, or just meandering around the wooded trails is so relaxing. gave this a rating of 10 on 06/14/2016 at 1:20:39 pm EDT

We went to the island once just to say we did it. Its a nice place to sit and relax but other than that, we usually skip it.
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 3 on 06/13/2016 at 7:08:33 pm EDT

Its fun to explore but my favorite part are the rocking chairs away from the crowds...
ths2wllpas gave this a rating of 7 on 06/13/2016 at 6:36:48 pm EDT

This is a great break so the kids can play away from the crowds.
mommabelle gave this a rating of 7 on 06/12/2016 at 9:26:24 pm EDT

I used to visit the island, but now that I have to use an ECV it isn't an option.
Wintersong gave this a rating of 7 on 06/11/2016 at 12:03:11 am EDT

Lots of exploring fun for kids
Gingerk gave this a rating of 6 on 06/07/2016 at 12:03:49 pm EDT

One of my kids favorite places to explore. We always have to make them "go back" to the park. (You feel like you are in another place all together!) Clean, quite bathrooms!
I live with a 'Stitch'! gave this a rating of 7 on 06/05/2016 at 10:46:27 pm EDT

Need to keep the soda machines stocked. Wish Aunt Polly's was still open to some extent.
Urbss gave this a rating of 7 on 06/05/2016 at 5:54:19 pm EDT

Got to admit, I become a kid at a Disney park. Always want to visit the island, if there's time.
markL gave this a rating of 6 on 06/05/2016 at 4:48:04 pm EDT

not as much fun if its super cold.
dromio515 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/03/2016 at 8:51:03 pm EDT

Great spot to get away from the crowds for a little while and let the kids run free.
AeroScott gave this a rating of 8 on 06/03/2016 at 3:51:19 pm EDT

I hardly ever make it over there, and when I do I'm anxious to get back to the mainland.
amouse9 gave this a rating of 2 on 06/03/2016 at 1:51:10 am EDT

Fun for younger kids
mom2three23 gave this a rating of 6 on 05/30/2016 at 9:38:07 pm EDT

A nice diversion for something different to do.
mikeserin gave this a rating of 4 on 05/30/2016 at 7:09:28 pm EDT

Great spot to let kids blow off steam. Lots of hidden crannies to explore. Wish they would open Aunt Polly's for snacks. Barrel bridge is a hoot!
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 5 on 05/29/2016 at 5:46:44 pm EDT

Fun for children, but a nice quiet area for a relaxing walk.
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 6 on 05/29/2016 at 1:56:44 pm EDT

Nice to roam around and explore
cutiepie gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 5:24:31 pm EDT

Great spot for the kids to run around. I've always wanted to have a picnic here but haven't gotten the chance yet.
NAM111 gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 11:43:48 am EDT

A fun spot for the kids, but to really appreciate it takes up so much time that we don't always get there.
westport_chicky gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 10:51:21 am EDT

Another Disney Classic. It is like a little get-away in the park!
CEK40 gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 9:12:15 am EDT

The only negative is that sometimes you can wait a long time for the 'rafts' to transport you.
Ms Minnie gave this a rating of 7 on 05/27/2016 at 8:02:17 am EDT

I just didn't get much fun out of it. There wasn't much to it in my opinion.
Ms. Earson gave this a rating of 3 on 05/27/2016 at 12:35:02 am EDT

Quiet if you need time out of the hustle.
sherrymickey gave this a rating of 8 on 05/26/2016 at 11:51:42 pm EDT

Fun for the kids!
Luvsun gave this a rating of 7 on 05/26/2016 at 11:02:40 am EDT

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