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    Tom Sawyers Island

    When you visit Disneyland do you go to Tom Sawyer Island? Everytime or occasionally? I hadn't been to the island since they closed the Fort, and then when I went this summer I realized how lovely it is to have something so different right in the midst of all the clamor. I remembered there was a graveyard, but walked right past it and had to ask the CM at the dock where it was! I wondered if it is popular only with one-time guests or with locals as well.
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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    I have only been on the island once that I can remember and have added it to my "to do" list for the next trip. It seems like there is a lot of hidden fun on the island and something we just overlook as we rush from the HM to POC.

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    Tom Sawyers Island is a great place to relax and get away from the crowds. I don't go there each time I'm at the park, but it's nice to sit under a tree and relax from time to time. The graveyard is just north of the fort.

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    I was watching a video from 1995, the mountains of disneyland, and it had cascade peak there at that time, as the hidden mountain... Is it still there? If not whats in it's place???






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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    Tom Sawyers Island is our favorite "getaway from the crowds" spot (other than DCA...LOL).

    We really enjoy just hanging out people watching from across the ROA. It's a great view of the crowds and the (now) never-ending line for the POTC.

    The kids can spend hours exploring the island.

    We do wish that they would re-open the Fort. Our kids liked to "shoot" at the Columbia as it circled the island.

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    I usually visit the island when I go to DL. It's relaxing and I like to say hello to Roger.

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    yeah i need to go again

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    I go every time I take my 8 year old. He loves it. I spend a good hour and a half there. If I let him we'd be there all day. I have fun when I'm with him but can't seem to alone or with adults. I think its trully a young boys special place.


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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    why did they closed down the fort

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    Grab a turkey leg, a coke, and a churro and head over there for lunch. It's nice and quiet (in some spots) and you can relax for a little while without havinig to deal with any crowds.

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    I Love Tsi!!!!!!

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    I had just went on it this year. Now i can say i have been on everything at DL. Very neat, Great place for photos.

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    Me and my friends stop by the island in the afternoon and just sit around for an hour in the shade. It's a great place to relax for a bit, beat the heat, crowds, and re-energize!
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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    I love Tom Sawyer's Island! Although not many people seem to know about it, thus the lack of crowds.

    I really think that the island could use a vegetation makeover -- guests and Fantasmic have taken it's toll on what used to be some grassy areas that are just dirt.

    Knotts used to have something similar called "Jungle Island", that was a separate admission of only $1.50 and had tunnels and rope bridges to play on.

    When uou are a boy of 7-13 that stuff is pure fun!

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    Re: Tom Sawyers Island

    Did the Disney lawyers close the Teeter Totter rocks for "Safety Reasons"? Or are the rocks still there?

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