The Swiss Family Treehouse opened in Disneyland in November 1962, almost two years
after the December 1960 release of Walt Disneys hit adventure movie,
Swiss Family Robinson.
In early 1999, Disneyland evicted the Swiss Family from their Treehouse to make room
The giant artificial tree received a massive makeover, including thousands of replacement
vinyl leaves and a new suspension bridge entrance from a new neighboring tree.
In June 1999, Tarzans Treehouse began welcoming park guests, just as Disneys
animated Tarzan premiered in movie theaters.
Guests were delighted by the new attractions hands-on interactivity.
And what tune do the guests hear playing on the old gramophone?
Why, its the “Swisskapolka!”
Dont feel bad for the evicted Swiss Family.
They still have nice homes in Florida, Japan, and France.
For example, you can visit the Swiss Family Treehouse at Walt Disney Worlds
Magic Kingdom, where the Treehouse was one of the parks original
attractions on opening day, October 1, 1971.
Disclaimers, Copyrights, and Trademarks
Updated February 13, 2008.
Photograph of the ingenious water supply system: 1998 by Leslie N. Herschler
Photograph of the Swiss Family Treehouse: 1998 by Allen Huffman
Photograph of the elegant furnishings: 1998 by Allen Huffman
Photograph of the kitchen on the ground floor: 1998 by Allen Huffman
Photograph of the great view from the top: 1998 by Allen Huffman