Liberty Square Riverboat and Tom Sawyer Island closing for lengthy refurbishment

Oct 02, 2020 in "Liberty Square Riverboat"

Posted: Friday October 2, 2020 8:38am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Liberty Square Riverboat ride and Tom Sawyer Island in the Magic Kingdom are closing this week to begin a lengthy refurbishment.

Closures of both will begin October 5 2020 and will run through to early 2021. As part of the work, expect the Rivers of America to be drained.

View all current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

 

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DCBaker19 days ago

SquishyFeb 10, 2021

Rafts got taken backstage apparently.

solidyneFeb 08, 2021

I feared that. Happily surprised.

EricsBiscuitFeb 08, 2021

I saw that! They fixed it by mid-late afternoon though.

creathirFeb 08, 2021

Our chance to ride her today was foiled by a malfunctioning whistle. Next trip... next trip...

TrainChasersFeb 08, 2021

Good to see steam power is back in the magic kingdom! Now about those trains.... haha

EricsBiscuitFeb 08, 2021

So Terry the Turbine got a nice refurb. Much quieter. All the machinery in general was rejuvenated. The animation in the scenes will improve over the coming months as it opened earlier than expected. Certain parts of the deck were supposed to be waterproofed but were not. Turbine (left), reduction gear (center), generator (right).

TrainChasersFeb 08, 2021

I never claimed it but I suspected it. I’m glad to see it has reopened.

MansionButler84Feb 08, 2021

Remember when someone claimed due to COVID-19 that TSI would never reopen and, instead, it got a nice refurbishment and reopened? Good times.

TrainChasersFeb 07, 2021

Chickens haven’t escaped have they!?

EricsBiscuitFeb 07, 2021

North Island has reopened! Blacksmiths are both working! So are the horses. Sound effects at each scene are working too, including our snoring friend.

Bullseye1967Feb 07, 2021

We were on the same boat as you. Small world :)

disneygeek90Feb 07, 2021

Rode on the last sailing Friday night, was so good to see the riverboat back. I've grown quite fond of it over recent years.

mikeymouseFeb 06, 2021

I'm so glad to be wrong as well!!