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Encyclopedia > Tom Sawyer Island

Tom Sawyer Island is a physical island within the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. It contains caves with references to Mark Twain characters from the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and provides many climbing opportunities and scenic views. It also is home to Fort Wilderness, popular play area for children. Tom Sawyer is the title character of the Mark Twain novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. ... Disneyland (since 1998 officially Disneyland Park, to distinguish it from the Disneyland Resort complex of which it is a part), is a theme park in Anaheim, California, USA (28 miles from Downtown Los Angeles). ... Location of Anaheim within Orange County, California Coordinates: Country United States State California County Orange Mayor Curt Pringle Area    - City 130. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. ... The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain, is a popular 1876 novel about a young boy growing up in the antebellum South. ...

The area opened in 1956, one year after Walt Disney opened the theme park. Two names considered for the island were "Mickey Mouse Island" and "Treasure Island." Ultimately, the Tom Sawyer theme was selected. Theme Park is a simulation computer game designed by Bullfrog Productions, released in 1994, in which the player designs and operates an amusement park. ...

Guests visit the island, surrounded by the Rivers of America, by traveling on a motorized raft which is piloted by a Disneyland cast member. This list of rivers of the Americas includes all the major rivers of the Americas. ... A cast member is a term used to refer to a person who could be one of three possiblities; A cast member is someone who performs in a motion picture. ...

While the island has not seen tremendous change over the years, in 1992 the south area was renovated to accommodate the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic!. The $30 million dollar production has ran many hundred times and is one of the most successful shows in Disneyland history, judging by guest popularity. Fantasmic! is the night-time fireworks and visual hydrotechnic show at Disneyland in California and Disney-MGM Studios, Florida. ...

While aboard the Sailing Ship Columbia or Mark Twain Riverboat, Disneyland guests travel clockwise around the island. Looking to their right they can see the many areas and adventure opportunities of the island. To the left they see Disneyland itself and from time to time will see a Disneyland Railroad train passing by. At the northern end of the island, inaccessible to guests, is the Burning Settler's Cabin. A cabin that used to actually burn by spewing fire from its roof. Despite guest complaints, the park no longer ignites the roof of the cabin with propane each time a watercraft passes by. The Walt Disney World Vesion still has its cabin burning. The Sailing Ship Columbia is a a full-scale replica of the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe, located at the Disneyland park in Anaheim, California. ... The Mark Twain Riverboat is an attraction, located at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, on which passengers embark on a scenic, 12-minute journey around the Rivers of America. ... The Disneyland Railroad (DRR) is a narrow-gauge railroad located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, United States, that was inaugurated on that theme parks opening day, July 17, 1955. ...

The Walt Disney Company is currently considering a proposal to reconstruct the entire attraction with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme, including replacing Fort Wilderness with an interactive pirate museum. The $28 million dollar project, if approved, would be completed or nearly completed in time for the release of the third Pirates film in 2007.[1] Apparently this proposal has been modified. A two-phase revamp would change the theme to "Pirate's Lair at Tom Sawyer's Island" based upon stories in "Tom Sawyer" where Tom, Huck and Joe Harper pretend to be pirates on the Mississippi. This less radical change would integrate pirate tie-ins with the original, but updated, Tom Sawyer feel. [2] The Walt Disney Company (more commonly known as Disney; NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Poster for the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean is a franchise that began as an attraction at Disney theme parks and has evolved to include a series of highly successful films and spinoffs. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ... Tom Sawyer Island in Disneylands Frontierland is currently closed, in order for its extensive redesign and rebranding as the Pirates Lair on Tom Sawyer Island to be completed for May 2007. ...

Tom Sawyer Islands in other Disney theme parks

Other Disney theme parks that include a Tom Saywer Island are the Magic Kingdom within Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan. Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland have islands, but with alternate themes. In Disneyland Paris Big Thunder Mountain Railroad occupies the site while Hong Kong Disneyland has Tarzan's Treehouse in a similar location. The Magic Kingdom is a theme park covering 107 acres (433,000 m²) at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... Castle of the Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland Park Disneyland Resort Paris is a theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris. ... Buzz Lightyear is signing his name on an autograph The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (Traditional Chinese: 香港迪士尼樂園; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dik6 si6 nei4 lok6 jyun4; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽng Díshìní Lèyuán) is the... Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a roller-coaster attraction at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks. ...

See also

Disneyland is a theme park within the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California conceived by Walt Disney. ...


  1. ^ Lutz, Al (October 3 2006). Goodbye Sawyer, Hello Sparrow. MiceAge.com. Retrieved on October 5, 2006.
  2. ^ Lutz, Al (December 3 2006). Tom, Huck, and Jack. MiceAge.com. Retrieved on November 28, 2006.
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