The last stop on our tours from our trip in February was a guided tour of the Mark Twain Riverboat sitting still on the Rivers of America in Disneyland. For a little more than a year, the Mark Twain has been sitting dockside in Frontier Land while the Rivers of America was undergoing a reroute to make room for the new Star Wars Land.
It is one of the few remaining attractions that was a part of the opening day in 1955, and has fascinating past. The paddle-wheeled steam boat is a 5/8 scale replica of actual steamers on the Mississippi river. The hull was built at the shipyards in San Pedro and the decks were built at WED (Walt Elias Disney) Enterprises in Burbank. The 105 foot boat was assembled at Disneyland and was operational on opening day. When corporate funds fell short, Walt funded the completion from his own pocket.
While the boat is in “drydock,” guests can Continue Reading →