Construction Photos of Disneyland’s Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

Kevin Kidney, is always a great source for unexpected retro Disney treats, but I especially like these old photos that show the construction of a low key Disney park icon, the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse. Or as my Grandmother called it, the fake tree with too many stairs. Kevin has posted 4 construction photos that show the attraction as it journeys towards completion. I am especially enamored of this opening shot, that shows the tree’s insides.

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The Swiss Family Tree Sprouts [@] Kevin Kidney

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2 thoughts on “Construction Photos of Disneyland’s Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse

  1. vinvectrex says:

    This is one of my favorite posts on the site. I have always loved this treehouse, and it’s great to see how it was constructed. Although, I believe it is now more of a Tarzan theme, I’m not sure that’s true around the world. When I visited the treehouse in Disney Japan, it still had the Swiss Family Robinson theme. I’m glad that it hasn’t been removed to make way for more modern attractions.

  2. The Disneyland one was changed to Tarzan, which I think was a bad idea personally. But Florida (WDW) still has its wonderful and originally themed tree as well.

    2 questions:
    Was Disney Japan amazing?

    Have you ever read Vinyl Leaves (http://amzn.to/g8KWDU)?

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