Description And Comments
Large-capacity paddle-wheel riverboat that navigates the waters around Tom Sawyer Island. A beautiful craft, the riverboat provides a lofty perch from which to see Frontierland and New Orleans Square.
During the 2010 refurb, the show scenes and audio spiel were updated to include a home for Mike Fink (and one of his keelboats, a former Disneyland attraction) and 26 new audio-animatronic animals, and the audio spiel now includes a musical nod to the New Orleans-set The Princess and the Frog. Make sure to spot the real horse in the Indian Village stable.
One of three boat rides that survey the same real estate. Because Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes are slower in loading and the Sailing Ship Columbia operates seasonally, we think the riverboat makes more efficient use of touring time. If you are not in the mood for a boat ride, many of the same sights can be seen by hiking around Tom Sawyer Island.
The Riverboat typically operates until an hour and fifteen minutes before the park closes, except on Fantasmic! nights when the operation ends at 5:45 p.m.
If you're looking for a new experience aboard the Mark Twain, try asking a cast member if you can enjoy the trip from the Pilothouse.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Mark Twain Riverboat when you visit on a day with a given Disneyland Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Mark Twain Riverboat Wait Times.
Provides an excellent vantage point; suspends operation at dusk.
Ride Through Video
Other Attractions in Frontierland
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island
- Sailing Ship Columbia
- Silver Dollar Six
- The Laughing Stock Co.
Touring Plans with Mark Twain Riverboat
- Disneyland One-Day Touring Plan for Adults
- Disneyland Two-Day Plan for Adults with Children - Day 2
- Disneyland Two-Day Plan A - Day 1
- Disneyland Two-Day Plan B - Day 1
- Adult Plan-One Afternoon and One Full Day
|Loading speed||En masse|
|Wait per 100 people ahead||10 minutes|
When to go
Between 11:00 a.m. and 5 p.m.
|Opening Date||July 17, 1955|
|Scope and scale||Minor Attraction|
|Closures / Refurbishments|
Let us know.