Walt Disney World Files Permit for Swiss Family Treehouse at the Magic Kingdom; Possible Refurb Ahead of 50th Anniversary

With the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom less than a year away, plenty of the park’s original attractions have been receiving refurbishments. A new permit for the Swiss Family Treehouse suggests it’s next on the list.

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Swiss Family Treehouse is one Walt Disney World attraction that doesn’t require significant upkeep, given it is a walkthrough attraction and not a ride or show.


Like the Cinderella Castle permit from earlier today, this one calls upon Buena Vista Construction Company to provide “labor, material and/or electrical for construction.”

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This refurbishment may not be anything major, and could simply mean fixing broken items and refreshing certain areas. Those familiar with the Treehouse may recall that back in 2018, safety nets were installed due to the issue of falling debris. Hopefully this refurb helps stop the nearly-50-year-old man-made tree from shedding even more pieces.

Peter Pan’s Flight, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, Tomorrowland Speedway, and “it’s a small world” have all received refurbishments over the past few years in leading up to the 50th anniversary. Disney is focusing on the attractions that opened with the rest of the park on October 1, 1971.

Do you visit Swiss Family Treehouse on your Magic Kingdom visits? Let us know in the comments.

  1. My two girls (ages 5 and 11) LOVE the Swiss Family treehouse. The movie has been my 11 year old’s favorite since she was probably 6 years old. It is a must-visit every time we go to WDW. :)

  2. Always hit up the Swiss Family Robinson Tree. Great classic Disney movie and great relaxing walk through attraction. The shade on a hot sunny day doesnt hurt either.

  3. We always visit the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse when we are in Disney world. We live on the west coast, and they ruined the treehouse at Disneyland by making it into a Tarzan house. It’s just never going to be the same! We love the one at the Magic Kingdom!

  4. Do not visit swiss family treehouse.found it boring and useless.ditto Jingle Cruise in Both need to be ditched.

  5. Only experience every few trips. Nothing new but will check it out this year. Only time I do check it out is for nostalgia or when going with someone who has never been and we have time to kill.

  6. Love Swiss family attraction it’s something I remember from my childhood and my kids and grandkids love to walk through!

  7. I still remember going through it in 1977 and being in awe. Still one of my favorites (and I agree-please not Tarzan!)

  8. I swear, even though it’s a walk through “ride”, I feel refreshed and rested after traveling through the Robinsons home! Please don’t change it!!

  9. I am 70 years old and still enjoy this attraction and still watch the movie on a VHS tape about one hundred times.

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