Celebrate Tom Sawyer Island’s 50th Anniversary With This New Pin!
Every time I hear about Disney’s plans to renovate Frontierland or explore the world “beyond Big Thunder Mountain”, I fear for the future.
This isn’t to say I wouldn’t be excited to see a new land open behind Frontierland. Heck, I would even love to see the land be expanded. But, I fear, any expansion in that area would cause the loss of Tom Sawyer Island.
I have long argued that The Magic Kingdom was built on a foundation of Americana and literature, and Tom Sawyer Island has always been at the heart of that theme.
The island is a bastion of old Walt Disney World. Here, experiences are truly interactive, and it’s possible to get lost in the theming of the park.
Tom Sawyer Island 50th Anniversary Pin
With all that said, I was thrilled to learn that a new Tom Sawyer Island pin had arrived at the Frontier Trading Post.
I can’t remember the last time I saw a piece of merchandise dedicated to the island. This pin is a really good one.
The pin features a Tom Sawyer Island dock, with Harper’s Mill looming in the background.
As if that wasn’t cool enough, Chip and Dale are sailing on a raft over to the island. They are even wearing their Frontierland costumes!
For those who didn’t know, Tom Sawyer Island is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, having opened in May 1973. To mark the occasion this pin has a large “50th” on it!
A true icon of Walt Disney World, I love that this pin also included the old Walt Disney World “D” logo on the bottom. It really speaks to the historical significance of the island, and its place in Disney history.
Where To Get It
If you are a Tom Sawyer Island fan, or just an avid pin trader, be sure to swing by the Frontier Trading Post on your next trip to the Magic Kingdom.
This Tom Sawyer Island pin is available now for $19.99!
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