We’re In Magic Kingdom Today to Welcome Back Tom Sawyer Island and Liberty Belle Riverboat

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It’s a beautiful day in Orlando to welcome back the Liberty Belle Riverboat and the classic attraction, Tom Sawyer Island. We’re in the Magic Kingdom today to see “hello” to these classic experiences. Both have physically distancing practices in place. Let’s take a look.

View of Big Thunder Mountain from Liberty Belle Riverboat
Liberty Belle Riverboat Details

Liberty Belle Riverboat affords views of The Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Mountain you can’t find anywhere else in the park. And the relaxing, slow-paced movement of the riverboat is a great way to breakaway from the hustle and bustle of the busiest theme park in the world. There are physical distancing markers on the boat and each party is asked to remain on their spot. This means, unfortunately, that guests can no longer stroll around the riverboat as they wish to get different views, but safety first!

Distancing Markers on Liberty Belle Riverboat
Distancing Markers on Liberty Belle Riverboat
View of Liberty Square from Riverboat
View of Haunted Mansion from Liberty Belle Riverboat
View of Haunted Mansion from Liberty Belle Riverboat
View of Haunted Mansion from Liberty Belle Riverboat
View of Haunted Mansion from Liberty Belle Riverboat
View of Big Thunder Mountain from Liberty Belle Riverboat
View of Big Thunder Mountain from Liberty Belle Riverboat
Liberty Belle Riverboat Details

Tom Sawyer Island reopened today after being closed for a few months. This is a great spot in the park to explore whether you have kids or just a bunch of kids at heart. To get to the island you’ll need to take a raft, and there are distancing markers on the raft.

Tom Sawyer Island Raft – Distancing Marker
Tom Sawyer Island Classic Fence
Tom Sawyer Island – New Rocks
Tom Sawyer Island – Harper’s Mill
Tom Sawyer Island – Inside Harper’s Mill

Not everything was made new again during the refurbishment, however. The vending machines were not functioning, the Barrel Bridge is not in place at all, and Fort Langhorn is not open. Fun fact, Fort Langhorn is a tribute to Mark Twain’s real name: Samuel Langhorn Clemens. The playground area on the island is not currently open, but the picnic table area is.

Tom Sawyer Island – Aunt Polly’s Porch
Tom Sawyer Island Picnic Area
Tom Sawyer Island – Broken Barrel Bridge
Tom Sawyer Island – Bridge to Fort Langhorn Closed
Tom Sawyer Island – Fort Langhorn On Map

Have you ever escaped the hustle and bustle of Magic Kingdom at either of these spots? 

Dani

Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

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