After paying a visit to the newly opened Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Swiss Family Robinson at Disneyland Park, the director of Disney’s animated film “Tarzan” expressed feelings of sadness on social media about the treehouse retheme.
Director of ‘Tarzan’ Kevin Lima Expresses Sadness Over Adventureland Treehouse Retheme
Kevin Lima, one of the co-directors for the 1999 animated feature, recently visited the new Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Swiss Family Robinson at Disneyland. He shared a post on X about the experience, questioning whether the content was current enough to resonate with guests.
Was sad to see that #Tarzan’s Treehouse had been returned to the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse. Does your average family visiting #Disneyland have any connection to the 1960 film? Was nice to see they left an homage in one of the rooms…
In response to this post, user @JimHillMedia shared this anecdote:
When the Tarzan Treehouse opened in June of 1999, Disneyland’s PR team invited James MacArthur (who played Fritz in Disney’s 1960 film version of “Swiss Family Robinson”) to take part in that press event. When MacArthur was asked how he felt about Disneyland retheming that park’s Swiss Family Treehouse to now become the Tarzan Treehouse, James reportedly said that ” …it feels weird to outlive your memorial.”
In response to this comment, Lima simply replied, “Ditto.”
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