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Tom Sawyer Island Invites Young Adventurers

Every kid loves to explore, away from grownups, in a safe environment with lots of hidden spaces, forts and caves. Tom Sawyer Island is just that kind of island. Opened on June 16, 1956, Tom Sawyers Island gives young explorers their very own island to let imaginations run wild.

In 2006, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” Pirate’s Lair was added to the island's theme giving young adventurers a chance to live the life of a pirate. Pirates who landed on the island from past voyages have hidden treasure on the island. And you, fellow pirates must find it by following the pirate treasure map you will receive once on the island. Explore rock formations, trails shrouded in the shaded canopy of huge trees and bushes, barrel and suspension bridges, even Tom and Huck Finn's treehouse. Take your adventure to the next level by stepping inside mysterious caves void of light. Peer carefully around every darkened corner and crevice for clues and maybe find a bountiful booty lying in wait. Learn the pirate ways from a crusty ol' pirate who lives on the island.

For those parents who don't want to keep up with scurrying kids, Tom Sawyer Island offers ample places to sit and relax in the shade while taking nature's surroundings.

Fun Facts

  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer’s Island is accessible only by raft, exactly the way Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn travelled along the Mississippi River.

  • Back in 1956, guests interacted with Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huckleberry Finn themselves; all characters from Mark Twain’s iconic American novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

  • Fishing rods were once available for guests to fish for catfish, perch, and bluegill.

  • Tom’s and Huck’s pirate names are carved into the walls of their tree house.

  • Six different pirate flags (five based on the actual flags used by famous pirates) can be found on the island.

  • Tom Sawyer Island is the only attraction designed by Walt Disney himself.

Book your Disneyland tickets today and start the fun!

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