Description And Comments
The above re-opening date is an estimation based on the limited information Disney has provided. It will be updated along with our Disneyland Crowd Calendar numbers as soon as Disney announces a firm date.
This large-capacity paddle-wheel riverboat navigates the waters around Tom Sawyer Island and Fort Wilderness. A beautiful craft, the riverboat provides a lofty perch from which to see Frontierland and New Orleans Square. The Mark Twain, Sailing Ship Columbia, and Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes travel through the Rivers of America. The show scenes include a home for Mike Fink (and one of his keelboats, a former Disneyland attraction) and 26 Audio-Animatronic animals; the audio spiel includes a musical nod to the New Orleans–set The Princess and the Frog. At press time, the Mark Twain was tied up at dock until at least early 2017 as the Rivers of America are rerouted. Until it begins steaming again, guests can enjoy onboard entertainment, as The Princess and the Frog characters and New Orleans jazz musicians have made it their temporary home. Check out the rebroadcast of Disneyland’s opening day ceremonies on a TV inside an upper deck cabin.
One of three boat rides that survey the same real estate. Because the Explorer Canoes are slower in loading and the Columbia operates seasonally, we think the riverboat makes more efficient use of touring time. If you’re 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 75 minutes before the park closes, except on Fantasmic! performance nights, when the voyages end 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.
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|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|
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