PHOTOS - Water returns to the Rivers of America as refurbishment nears completion

Jan 22, 2021 in "Liberty Square Riverboat"

Rivers of America refurbishment - January 22 2021

Work on the Rivers of America and Tom Sawyer Island appears to be nearing completion as water returns to the river.

During the work the track was replaced, electrical updates were carried out, and buildings were repainted.

Harper's Mill has been restored, although the signage is not yet in place.

New rockwork was added at the base of the building,

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Article Posted: Jan 22, 2021 / 11:22am ET
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Squishy21 days ago

Rafts got taken backstage apparently.

solidyne24 days ago

I feared that. Happily surprised.

EricsBiscuit24 days ago

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

creathir24 days ago

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

TrainChasers24 days ago

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

EricsBiscuit24 days ago

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).

TrainChasers24 days ago

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

MansionButler8424 days ago

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

TrainChasers24 days ago

Chickens haven’t escaped have they!?

EricsBiscuit24 days ago

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

Bullseye196724 days ago

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

disneygeek9025 days ago

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.

mikeymouse25 days ago

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

JoeCamel25 days ago

Cool they back it onto the rail then sail around the island