The new Swiss Family-inspired Adventureland Treehouse has been partially uncovered, giving us a sneak peek at the newly re-themed attraction set to open sometime this year.
Swiss Family-Inspired Adventureland Treehouse Partially Uncovered
The top part of the newly re-themed treehouse has been uncovered. There is still scaffolding and a large tarp concealing the bottom half. It’s really starting to resemble the concept art image that Disney released last year!
Above, you can see the bamboo railings, thatched roofing, and huts are complete. This does indeed resemble the original Swiss Family Treehouse, which opened in 1962, while also being very distinct.
Construction workers are diligently working to complete the treehouse, which was originally scheduled to open on February 11, 2023.
The dark green tarp is concealing the bottom of the treehouse, which is set to include a waterwheel at its entrance.
It seems that the top right of the treehouse has not yet be completed. Based on the concept art, there will be one more hub on the top-right of treehouse that features thatched roofing and bamboo walls.
Construction seems to be moving along now, so here’s to hoping that an opening date is announced in the near future.
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Swiss Family-Inspired Adventureland Treehouse
Back in November 2022, it was announced that Tarzan’s Treehouse would be transformed into a new Swiss Family-Inspired Adventureland Treehouse in Disneyland Park. It would have its own story, partially inspired by “Swiss Family Robinson”.
Before it was Tarzan’s Treehouse, the attraction was Swiss Family Treehouse, based on the 1960 film “Swiss Family Robinson.” It opened on November 18, 1962, at Disneyland Park and was an opening day attraction at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Paris. It remains the Swiss Family Treehouse at Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland.
Swiss Family Treehouse closed at Disneyland Park in 1999 and reopened as Tarzan’s Treehouse (pictured above) later that year. After another 22 years of operation, it suddenly closed in September 2021. Disney eventually announced in April 2022 that it would be re-themed.
Instead of being inspired by a different IP (it was rumored it could be “Encanto”-themed), the new treehouse will have an original story about a family living in the treehouse on Jungle River. It will look more like the original 1962 Swiss Family Treehouse, including a water wheel at the entrance, but the family is different, hence the name Adventureland Treehouse.
Each member of the family will have their own themed room, featuring found objects and natural resources that they have repurposed for home use, not unlike previous iterations of the treehouse. Above is concept art for the mother’s music den. The young son will have a nature room and the teenage daughter will have an astronomer’s loft.
To make the attraction more accessible for guests unable to climb stairs, or who just don’t want to go up high, the bottom floor will be expanded to include a kitchen, dining room, and the father’s art studio displaying hand-drawn sketches and paintings of each of the rooms.
It was also rumored that the attraction would become S.E.A.-themed. While it may not be an entirely S.E.A. attraction, there is a Society of Explorers and Adventurers banner in the concept art.
The full title of the new attraction is Adventureland Treehouse Inspired by Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson. The Adventureland Treehouse is set to be completed in 2023.