PHOTOS - Liberty Square Riverboat refurbishment work moves to Tom Sawyer Island

Jan 07, 2021 in "Liberty Square Riverboat"

Rivers of America refurbishment - January 4 2021
Posted: Thursday January 7, 2021 11:05M ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Work is continuing on the Rivers of America with electrical crews installing new wiring along the banks of Tom Sawyer Island.

Along with the electrical work, there appears to be new rock-work being installed, possibly to conceal new light fixtures which may be the purpose of the electrical work.

Harper's Mill is also covered in scaffolding for work to be carried out on the exterior.

The refurbishment of Rivers of America and Tom Sawyer Island is expected to last through February 2021.

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DCBakerMar 31, 2021

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!!