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April 1, 2016

Location: Adventureland, Magic Kingdom

The Swiss Family Treehouse offers some of the most unique views within the Magic Kingdom while also providing a great open house for fans of the 1960 film. While guests walk through the house, several items stand out, but there is one item that stands out above the rest.

As we all know, Walt Disney was one of the most creative people to ever walk this earth, but at the same time, he always made sure his family was put first. In addition to that, Walt loved to incorporate music into his life on a daily basis. Beginning with the 1928 film, Steamboat Willie to the songs in classic attractions like "it's a small world" and The Enchanted Tiki Room to hit songs in Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, and muc more. Walt just simply loved music.

So it comes as no surprise that Walt would incorporate music into his personal life as well. Walt would often have visitors over to ride the Carolwood Pacific Railroad in the backyard, and afterwards, his visitors would come inside as they would sing various songs from Walt's films or personal favorites that were popular in mainstream media.

Eventually, Walt wanted to begin practicing a new talent in order to entertain his visitors. He sent a few of his sound technicians to various music shops in the L.A. area in order to bring him an instrument that would delight his family and friends. The staff returned with an organ. And not just any organ:

Swiss Family Treehouse Organ

That's right! The very organ found inside of the Swiss Family Treehouse is the very same that once sat in the living room of the Disney household. That's how I would end this article if it wasn't April Fool's Day, but it is and this entire article was made up. In reality, this is just an organ.

 

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