Magic Kingdom

Adventureland

Swiss Family Treehouse

(October 1, 1971 - present)

 

History and photos of the Swiss Family Treehouse walk-through attraction in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom.

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Heavily inspired by the 1960 Disney film Swiss Family Robinson, the Swiss Family Treehouse attraction has been an original part of Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom since the park opened on October 1, 1971.

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Standing 60 feet tall and 90 feet wide, and containing 300,000 leaves, the Disneyodendron semperflorens grandis (large, ever-blooming Disney tree) invites park guests to climb into its intricate treehouse and see how the Robinson family created their home on a deserted island.  Cross the 75-foot long suspension bridge, climb a total of 116 steps, and wander from room to room.  Starting with the intricate water supply system powered by a water wheel, you'll also see the Robinson's family room, the master bedroom, the boys' room, and then back down the tree and past the kitchen and dining area.  Inside the family room is a pump organ that continually plays "Swisskapolka," the catchy song made famous during the Christmas party scene in Swiss Family Robinson.

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Swiss Family Treehouse is a simple but somewhat fascinating attraction.  It's interesting to see how the Robinson family used their resourcefulness along with remains of the wreckage of the Swallow to make their treehouse home on the deserted island.

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You can also experience Swiss Family Treehouse overseas in Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland.  The original version at Disneyland was converted to Tarzan's Treehouse in 1999.

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Swiss Family Treehouse is rarely busy except during the absolute busiest of days in the park.  Be sure to walk through the treehouse in both day and night.

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