Hello everyone! It’s February 17th, 2014, and much of the country has been stuck in the deep throws of a brutally harsh winter. So harsh, in fact, that it makes us all wonder what the spring and summer will be like. My daughter’s school system has even lost 7 days of school — which is not many for some of you, but for Raleigh, NC, that’s a ton!
In any event, last night I thought of a post that might help us all out with the stresses that the weather can bring. I thought, what better way to relax than by relaxing the Disney way! To start us off, let’s take a stroll around Tom Sawyer Island, located in the middle of the Rivers of America in the Magic Kingdom.
There are a lot of things you and your kids can do on Tom Sawyer Island. For starters, you can check out Harper’s Mill, which pays tribute to one of Disney’s earliest animated films, The Old Mill. In addition to Harper’s Mill, check out some of these other great points of interest:
- Injun Joe’s Cave — one of my favorite parts of the whole island — and on a hot day, a great way to cool off!
- Fort Langhorn — as you can see, Fort Langhorn is located somewhat apart from the rest, so look at it last, I recommend!
- Potter’s Mill
- Tom Sawyer Scavage Fort
When it comes to Tom Sawyer Island, I think this is a great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of a busy Disney Day, and just slow down and take the road less travelled. Obviously, Tom Sawyer Island is a great stop for families with young kids, but even for those that have kids (or no kids) and have outgrown it, it can be a great place to bring a picnic lunch and just chill and watch the Liberty Belle pass by.
Here’s a few pictures from our days exploring the island.
What do you think about Tom Sawyer Island? Is it a great way to relax at Disney? Or do you just not bother about relaxing at Disney? Let us know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!