Two Magic Kingdom Attractions Receive Extended Refurbishments

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Both Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Square Riverboat at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom are seeing extended closures through next year for refurbishments. The downtime for the attractions is scheduled to last from October 5th, through Jan 2nd according to the My Disney Experience app. Of course, this is all subject to change and we will continue to update you on any changes that occur.

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If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World this year keep in mind these attractions may be unavailable. For those of you unfamiliar with these classic attractions here are the official descriptions from Disney,

Liberty Square Riverboat:

Featuring meticulously detailed wood craftsmanship, the 47-foot tall Liberty Belle is a working reproduction of the historic vessels that ferried people up and down the mighty Mississippi.

An actual steam engine converts water from the river into steam that powers the large paddle that in turn propels the boat.

There are 4 decks with limited seating available on each

Liberty Square Riverboat

Tom Sawyer Island:

Wander dusty dirt roads lined with tall trees, explore whirling mills and amble across creaky suspension bridges. Navigate narrow passages amid secret mined caves and uncover a frontier fort.

Along the way, follow in the pioneering footsteps of early settlers, during an era when Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer reflected a new nation coming into its own.


Ongoing Refurbishments at Magic Kingdom

Today we reported another Magic Kingdom attraction received an extension to its refurbishment plans. The “People Mover” will continue to see maintenance and construction work, you can read all about the refurbishment here. We also reported on a construction permit filed for the “it’s a small world” attraction at the Magic Kingdom earlier this week that pertained to replacing some signage.

Related: Disney Files Another Magic Kingdom Construction Permit

The Walt Disney World Railroad is also currently unavailable as the train tracks are being moved for the installation of the new TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster is being added to Tomorrowland.


Do you and your family want to experience these attractions when their refurbishments are complete? Let us help you plan your next Walt Disney World Resort Vacation!


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