Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Belle Will Be Closing For Extended Refurbishment


Walt Disney World already has the People Mover down for an extended time and now they are adding two more extended refurbishments to the list. Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Belle Riverboat will both be closing for a few months starting on October 5th.

Neither one of the attractions were very busy, but with the larger crowds Disney is letting in and the social distanced queues, they likely need every attraction open that they can to try and distribute guests. FastPass+ is usually used to control the flow, but that has been shut down.

I do recommend going on the Liberty Belle at least once. It’s a boat ride down the “river” that circles past Frontierland and the mountains, around to The Haunted Mansion and back into Liberty Square. Disney has a whole story that ties all the attractions together and you can only get that on the boat. It also gives you some different views of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and especially of the Haunted Mansion!

The two attractions are scheduled to be shut down from October 5 – January 2, 2021. Of course that is a flexible timeline. It can all change.

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Kambrea Pratt
Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. Prior to Pirates and Princesses I successfully ran social media and websites since 2010. I've also been a public speaker and presenter since 2007. I'm the co-host for the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. Former contributor, online personality and acting social media manager at The Kingdom Insider (which we built from the ground up and ran from 1997-2019 --Thom didn't quit FYI) Pirates and Princesses was started by my husband and I several years ago. We loved Disney and wanted to honestly cover all aspects from pop-culture to the parks from a consumer focused stance. Living OUR happily ever after getting to do what we love with our two kids! Creating fun content and building new things. Certified art teacher, and mom. Opinions are all mine.

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