Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Swiss Family Tree House

Although not the best quality of images, the pictures show scenes that are not well documented. I use to love to walk up the stairs of the Treehouse and gaze at all the items on display and marvel at the ingenious ways the family used items to solve their problems. Later, after watching the film in the theater, I recognized many of the same type of inventions. Although the two houses are different (film vs. theme park) there was enough there to keep my interest. I do miss the treehouse and the way you could put yourself into the scenes and believe you were shipwrecked on an island.

6 comments:

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

I think more than anything I miss the bamboo "water works" The treehouse was always a "can't miss" on a trip to the park, but since the Tarzan re-model, I've been to the park dozens and dozens of times, but I I've been up the tree . . . maybe, 3 times?

Major Pepperidge said...

It's funny, I have a old Disney publication (forget which one) that has a section, basically "stupid questions from guests". One of them asks if the Swiss Family Treehouse is "Tarzan's Treehouse"! Little did they know...

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Never been up in Tarzan's Treehouse, never plan to. Disney management replacing the Swiss Family Treehouse with Tarzan is just another reason why I rarely visit the park anymore. The last time I climbed the steps of the Swiss Family Treehouse was weeks before it closed -- took a pocket knife with me and cut down the Swiss flag flying high above the boy's room. Now it's beautifully framed and hangs on the wall above my bed -- a reminder of when Disneyland was a purposefully balanced and intelligently themed show of substance and significance.

Thanks for posting these photos.

Katella Gate said...

One of my 5 all time favorite attractions ever - anywhere. You have no idea how I wanted my treehouse to look like this.

Steve said...

I had no idea until now that the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse had been converted to a "new" attraction.

I read Jim's comment about liberating the Swiss flag and giving it a respectful new home and I can't help being a tad envious. It's too bad Disneyland doesn't have some kind of museum that chronicles attractions of the past with photos (as does this blog) and also original props and fixtures from those attractions.

As with most of you who frequent this wonderful blog, I too miss the Disneyland of my childhood (grew up in San Diego and made annual visits from the mid-60s to the mid-70s), and I would welcome an official nod to the past in the form of a museum of some sort -- although I know that will never happen.

By the way, that Chinese post above mine seems to be spam -- I just ran it through Google translate!