Tom Sawyer Island Rafts take you on a short trip to—where else—Tom Sawyer
Island. The island is located in the middle of Tokyo Disneyland's Rivers
Of America (in fact if it weren't for the Island it would be the Lake of
Tom Sawyer Island offers a wealth of fun things to do, especially if
you're a kid (or a big kid, like I am). There is a tree house to climb up
in, a maze of caves to explore, swaying bridges that are just a bit
challenging to cross, and a large fort with an abundance of things to see
and do. I used to love visiting Tom Sawyer Island at California's
Disneyland when I was a kid, and I've found that I also love visiting it
as an adult (although I do a lot less rock climbing now).
Even if you don't like climbing rocks and exploring caves, there is one
thing you're going to like no matter what age you are: the milkshakes at
the Fort Sam Clemens Canteen. You can get them in several flavors:
strawberry, chocolate, vanilla or melon. I highly recommend them.
Chocolate is my personal favorite, but my Japanese friends favor the melon
The ride over to Tom Sawyer Island takes about two minutes. You can spend
as long or as short a time on the island as you wish as the rafts make the
trip back and forth to the "mainland" on a regular basis. The rafts cease
operation at dusk, so if you want to visit this attraction make sure you
do so during the day.
Important tip: When you arrive at the island, be sure to pick up an
Explorer's Map of Tom Sawyer Island. They're free, and make great
souvenirs. The text is in both English and Japanese.