I wrote a while back about a possible “remodeling” of Tom Sawyer’s Island to incorporate a pirate theme.
Well, it looks like it’s pretty much a done deal.
In response to some public outcry, a good portion of the existing attractions will remain intact, just with a little “Pirate” dressing. In fact, the book “Tom Sawyer” did indeed have a very minor pirate subplot, so it looks like they are going to tie it in that way.
We were just there again last week, and didn’t notice if Tom Sawyer’s island was closed for the upcoming refurbishment. It is due to open with its new theme in May, to coincide with the opening of the third movie. If they haven’t yet, and you want to see it in it’s original form, I’d hurry if I was you.