Swiss Family Treehouse

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This article is about the attraction at Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. For the attraction at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland, see Tarzan's Treehouse.
Swiss Family Treehouse
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse 1.jpg
Disneyland
Area Adventureland
Status Closed
Opening date November 18, 1962
Closing date March 8, 1999
Replaced by Tarzan's Treehouse
Magic Kingdom
Area Adventureland
Status Operating
Opening date October 1, 1971
Disneyland Park (Paris)
Area Adventureland
Status Operating
Opening date April 12, 1992
Tokyo Disneyland
Area Adventureland
Status Operating
Opening date July 21, 1993
General statistics
Designer Walt Disney Imagineering
Theme Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Treehouse is an attraction that features at several Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The remaining versions based on the original are located at Magic Kingdom Park, Tokyo Disneyland and at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Paris. The walk-through attraction is centered on a giant treehouse where everyone can hear and see various scenes based on the Disney film Swiss Family Robinson.

History[edit]

Before he wrote the book called Swiss Family Robinson, Johann David Wyss and his children imagined what it would be like if they were stranded on an island. So together, they came up with lots of amazing adventures for the Robinsons. Almost two years after the Disney film Swiss Family Robinson was released to theaters in 1960, Disneyland introduced the Swiss Family Treehouse to Adventureland.

When the Magic Kingdom opened at Walt Disney World Resort on October 1, 1971, the Swiss Family Treehouse was one of the original attractions of Adventureland. The tree, while intended to look real, is actually made up of steel, concrete, and stucco, stretching 60 feet (18 m) tall and 90 feet (27 m) wide. Yet, it looks exactly like the one in the movie.

Similarly, when Euro Disneyland (now Disneyland Park) opened on April 12, 1992, it featured a version of the attraction located in Adventureland, named La Cabane des Robinson.

Tokyo Disneyland also has a Swiss Family Treehouse, a late addition to the park; not opening until 1993. In 1999, the original attraction at Disneyland was closed and reopened the same year as "Tarzan's Treehouse."

Trivia[edit]

In the Disney Sing Along Songs volume Disneyland Fun, the Swiss Family Treehouse sign was seen during the song "Following the Leader".

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