Tom Sawyer Island
Many people miss this attraction as they rush from one fastpass to the next, but if you have a little time jump on Huck Finn’s raft and head on over to Tom Sawyer Island. I know you are asking, if I go what is there to do? Well, here are a few activities on the island:
- Let the kids run around and burn off some steam. Tom Sawyer Island is a densely forested island with lots to explore.
- Check out Injun Joe’s or Magnetic Mystery Mine Caves. Be sure to hold onto little ones as you make your way through the caves, there are a few different turns and it is very dark. Also watch out for people in your party jumping out to scare you. Yes, it has been known to happen.
- Check out the windmill and grist mill. Is that a bird nest in the gears?
- Head across the suspension bridge and explore Fort Longhorn, an awesome log fort. Be sure to go up to the second floor and shoot the guns.
- Head back across the suspension bridge and turn left to find another bridge on the island, this one a bit trickier to navigate. The barrel bridge is floating on barrels over the water which makes the bridge move quite a bit especially when others are jumping up and down.
- Finally, head to the top of the hill and enjoy a small playground before you head back to the mainland.
Tom Sawyer Island is a great escape from the crowds, but will likely not make the list if you only have one day at the Magic Kingdom. It is also a beautiful spot to take in the sites of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Haunted Mansion from a distance.
Good place to get away from the crowds and let the kids run around a bit. The tunnels and fort allow for a child’s imagination to run wild.