Fun Find Friday
September 20, 2013
Location: Adventureland, Magic Kingdom
Happy Albert week everyone! In
honor of Albert's favorite things, this week we
are going to be traveling over to Adventureland
to take a look at the Swiss Family Treehouse and
see how it ties up one loose end from the film.
In the 1960 film, Swiss Family Robinson,
our main characters get shipwrecked on an island and use the debris
from the ship, along with natural landscape, to build a house. An
unbelievable, all your friends would be so jealous, tree house!
Naturally, after the film was completed, Walt decided to invite
guests into a reproduction of the tree house in Disneyland. The
attraction, Swiss Family Treehouse, opened in Disneyland in 1962 and
opened with the Magic Kingdom in 1971.
While exploring the treehouse, there is one room
that can be found in the Magic Kingdom that can't be found in the
film. Any guesses on which?
Guests can visit the living area where the family
celebrated Christmas, had their dinners, and played the famous
Swissapolka on the organ!
Mother and Father's room in the film has it all! A
bed with a killer bedsheet (as seen in the picture), a roof that
opens up to look at the stars, and amazing views. While the bed at
the Magic Kingdom is extremely small and there is no roof that opens
up, the views are breathtaking here as well!
Both kitchens in the film and park are very
impressive with fresh fruit, running water, and an amazing
While all the rooms found in the Swiss Family
Treehouse can be found in the film, the boys room is only looked at
from below. For the first time ever, guests can actually see what
Fritz, Ernst, and Francis' room looks like! Now the only question
is, with two hammocks and three boys, who got stuck on the floor?
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