• On May 12, 2016
    Annie from KS Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is there more than one way to get to Tom sayers island? How long does it take to get on the boat and get to the island? We are considering taking lunch there and eating outside is there somewhere in the shade to eat?

    Hello again, Annie, welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am impressed with your activity selections in preparation for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, they are so cozy!

    Disney's Tom Sawyer Island is a perfect choice for good old fashioned rest and relaxation right in the middle of Magic Kingdom Park's excitement. The original attraction at Disneyland Park has the distinction of being the only one designed by Walt Disney himself who drew inspiration from Mark Twain. The island is only accessible by a fence-enclosed, safe raft a mere few moments across the river. Once on the island this walk-through attraction has many delightful nooks to explore. Guests love watching the hustle and bustle of Magic Kingdom Park across the Rivers of America while sitting amidst the shady pines, sycamore, red maples, elms, and great oaks. 

    Enjoy your snacks or light meal in the comfort and coziness of Aunt Polly's Cottage shady porch or at one of the many benches and picnic tables just up the hill from the cottage in the forest clearing. I could easily spend an entire afternoon just basking away it's so peaceful and relaxing. I just know you'll enjoy your lunch in comfort on Tom Sawyer Island, Annie.


    May I acquaint you with Disney's thrilling new experiences, shows, and attractions through Awaken Summer in preparation for your vacation.

    Be sure to customize and control your vacation through My Disney Experience online and mobile app.

    It's been such a pleasure assisting you again, Annie, we're always here to assist you further, thank you.


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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