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Tom Sawyer Island

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    Lots of questions from me today :) Planning needs to be done :D

    I have never been to Tom Sawyer Island :anxious: What is there and would it be any good for me with mobility problems :unsure:
     
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    Wendy, it would be difficult IMO with mobility issues. Not knowing what your issues are the paths are up and down (the paths are paved but are old), caves to go through (if you choose) and a couple of bridges to cross (again, if you choose).
     
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    Can't help as never been before - why do I always forget to have a wander over there!
     
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    Thank you DF I use a stick to walk and I'm not good on uneven ground :unsure: I suppose I could always go over and have a look.
     
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    thx also from me DF that counts me out from going as i have t have a wheelchair around the parks as from last trip. so something else i'll never see :( :lol:
     
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    There is a rolling barrel bridge. It's challenging for anyone, never mind mobility issues. I am pretty sure you can avoid it though. The island is cute enough, but nothing too terrible to miss. Not a whole lot to do, just poke around in and out of some caves, and on some paths... really could use some updating, to be honest.
     
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    Wendy, it's a nice place to visit. We usually go over first thing or just before it closes, if you go when it's nearly empty you can just stroll around slowly. You probably won't manage in the caves but should be okay elsewhere. Oh, and maybe avoid the tilting rock. :lol:
     
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    I never even realised you could go over there until you mentioned when we were on the riverboat - and that was the first time we'd ever been on there :lol:
     
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    :lol:

    I'll have to see if I can think of other things you might have missed.... :)
     
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    :D Thank you :hug2:
     
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    Hmm, I've never done this. :unsure: How have I missed it?
     
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    isnt TSI where the big paddle boat is?
     
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    And I've done the big boat, but didn't know I could do an island thingy.
     
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    Neither did I until Mystik told me :lol:
     
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    "The wooded island is surrounded by the pastoral Rivers of America, and the only way to reach the island is aboard a raft that docks at Tom's Landing near BTMR.
    Sail across the river to romp through dense forests, forge rugged trails, cross swinging suspension bridges, explore mysterious caves, take shelter in a frontier fort built from unfinished timber and embark on mischievous, playful adventures—just like Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
    Discover hidden treasures for those who care to do a little exploring; highlights include the mysterious jewels hidden deep in the dark caves, the creaky waterwheel at Harper's Mill, the bouncy barrel bridge and Fort Langhorn with its twisting escape tunnel."
     
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    how well accessible is the boat for disabled peeps?
     
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    I wish that I had more information to share, but I just remembering walking on and then standing near the edge. There is seating available, but if I remember correctly it's not near the edge of the boat. I only done this once or twice, as it's a warm ride when I've traveled there. Speed is not the name of game with this boat.
     
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    You'll be fine to go on the boat Mick, they have a ramp :D
     
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    ok thx for the info both :)
     
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    Tom Sawyer's Island is not near the Liberty Bell. It's entry is off to the left of where Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain are (with those two at your back). It's a little "raft" that takes you to the island. You stand (or sit in your w/c or scooter) over and back.

    The island has an area that used to sell refreshments, but no longer. It's a nice place though to still sit (on even ground, essentially a wooden deck) and enjoy the view.

    Again, there really isn't a whole lot to do there, but it's nice enough to poke around a bit as long as you avoid the mobility challenging areas. I know I'll not do those barrels again. That was really difficult for me to get across. :sorry:
     

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