Slow Rides, Water Rides, Loud
1955 Original Ride
Cruise the scenic Rivers of America on a sightseeing tour aboard a majestic 19th-century paddle boat.
Board an old-fashioned steam-powered vessel for a half-mile journey into the heart of the American frontier.
During the charming, 14-minute trip around Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island, spot delightful sights along the river’s edge, including:
Along the way, hear lively narration about a time gone by.
The Mark Twain is an authentic reproduction of the historic vessels that ferried people up and down the mighty Mississippi River. A working steam engine converts the water from the Rivers of America into steam that in turn powers the large paddle that propels the boat.
Featuring meticulously detailed wood craftsmanship, the 28-foot tall, 105-foot-long riverboat is comprised of 4 pristine decks:
Limited seating is available.
Walt Disney named the Mark Twain after the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. The famed author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—and Walt's personal hero—Clemens was also a riverboat pilot as a young man.
That experience inspired his pen name: “mark twain” is a boating term that means a vessel is at a safe depth.