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Tom Sawyer Island & Liberty Square Riverboat Refurbishment

More refurbishments are coming to Walt Disney World as Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Square Riverboat are both in the middle of lengthy refurbishments which started in October 2020.

Liberty Square Riverboat Refurbishment

In this post, we will talk about the refurbishment planned for both Tom Sawyer Island and the Liberty Square Riverboat in Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park, when it might happen and what might be included in the project.

Right now we know that both attractions closed for refurbishment starting October 5, 2020, and they will remain closed through at least until February 28, 2021.

That means they will be closed for at least 5 months!!

Originally, these refurbishments were only supposed to last until early January, but as is the case with most Disney World refurbishments, they have already been extended.

It’s possible that the closings could even get extended again these things rarely go as fast as originally planned.

Liberty Square Riverboat Magic Kingdom Park

So far, the Rivers of America have been drained and work is being done on the ride track for the Riverboat.

Besides that, we don’t know why exactly these two Magic Kingdom attractions are being refurbished, but we know that it’s related to the Disney World 50th Anniversary that is coming up in 2021.

Disney is scheduling enhancements to be made for as many of the attractions as possible before the big event, and Tom Sawyers Island and the Riverboat are due for some upgrades.

Liberty Square Riverboat Refurbishment Extended through December 2018 Disney's Magic Kingdom

Right now in the Magic Kingdom, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is undergoing a refurb, and one is likely being planned for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad too.

No details have been given so far, but we will keep you updated as soon as we learn more about these two projects and we’ll let you know when we have solid reopening dates.

Click here for the Full List of Disney World Refurbishments and Ride Closures to see what else is being worked on.

Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about the Liberty Square Riverboat and Tom Sawyer Island closing for refurbishment…

  • How does this affect your travel plans?
  • What upgrades would you like to see come to these two attractions?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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