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Fun Find Friday

March 11, 2016

Location: Frontierland, Magic Kingdom

Tom Sawyer Island is full of hidden treasures that pay tribute to the 1876 classic novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In the book, Tom has a crush on his classmate, and daughter of the judge, Becky Thatcher. Despite Becky finding out that Tom used to be an item with Amy Lawrence, Becky still loves Tom and the two become engaged. Well, as engaged as two kids can be.

There are a few references to Becky found at Magic Kingdom's Tom Sawyer Island, She has a raft named after her and also has her named whitewashed on a fence that faces Liberty Square, but the final reference is a little more obscure.

If you head to the highest point of the island, you can find a play area which is designed to look like a pirate ship (Tom, Huckleberry Finn, and the rest of his friends attempted to be pirates at one point). Facing towards the boat dock, you will be able to find a steering wheel and a ship bell:

Tom Sawyer Island

If you take a look on the pole that holds the wheel and mast, you can see a carving on it that is very subtle, but also gives Becky Thatcher one more honorable mention on Tom Sawyer Island:

Tom and Becky
Tom + Becky

 

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