Are you heading to Magic Kingdom soon?
There’s so much to see, so many places to eat, and so many rides to enjoy! But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes Disney takes super popular attractions and turns them into ghost towns. Let’s talk about it!
Tom Sawyer’s Island
Tom Sawyer Island is a place where many have never even gone, which is a shame because it is a truly great place to relax and let the kiddos run wild. It’s also perfect for escaping from the crowds. There are walking paths, a fort, and a cave to explore, and there’s a barrel bridge (even though it’s currently out of commission).
Years ago there used to be a scavenger hunt on the island. Cast Members would stash away paint brushes each morning around Tom Sawyer’s Island for intrepid Mouseketeers to find.
When someone found a paintbrush they could turn it in and their party would receive a complimentary FastPass…
…for either Splash Mountain or Thunder Mountain.
Even though it was super popular, even being something people would rope drop for, Disney decided to end the scavenger hunt back in 2013 (most likely due to the switch to FastPass+). Then it unexpectedly made a brief return in January of 2020, with some adjustments. Cast Members would still hide a paintbrush but instead of a FastPass, the lucky guest would receive a certificate.
But since Covid, Tom Sawyer Island has only had limited activities, and the scavenger hunt has yet to return. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any indications that this will return any time soon. We’ll keep you posted on any updates for this and all the latest news, so stay tuned to DFB.
Did you ever do this scavenger hunt? Tell us in the comments!
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