Tuesday, August 1, 2017

6 fun things to know about the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland

For many people the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland may not be a go to attraction, but the located is a nice little get away.

When on the island you get a treasure map the leads you around the island to the various pieces of treasure hidden by pirates. There's also a little obstacle course with barrel and suspension bridges.

Photo by (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)
Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island in Disneyland.
The island opened on Jun 16, 1956 giving guests a chance walk inside Mark Twain's novel and see what the characters were like. The Pirates Lair was incorporated into the island in 2006 .

1. Tom Sawyer Island is the only attraction designed by Walt Disney himself.

2. The Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer’s Island is accessible only by raft.

3. In 1956, guests interacted with Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huckleberry Finn, all characters from Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” 

4. Fishing rods were once available for guests to fish for catfish, perch, and bluegill.
5. Tom' and Huck's pirate names are carved into the walls of their tree house. 

6. There are six different pirate flags on the island. Five are based on a ctual flags used by famous pirates.

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