Type

Walking Tour

Status

Opened

Fastpass+

No

Level

B - Minor Attraction

Height Requirement

None

Disney Warnings

Supervise children at all times.

Extra Warnings

Must be ambulatory


About

Based on the 1960 movie, Swiss Family Robinson the attraction is the treetop home of Mother, Father, Fritz, Ernst, and little Francis Robinson.

The intricately themed treehouse features a kitchen, bedrooms, a water based pulley system, and more.

Because the tour is self guided, you can spend as long as you want exploring the treehouse and taking photos.

 

Disney Description

Visit the treetop home of the Swiss Family Robinson in a unique "climb-through" experience that includes stairs and raised platforms.

 

Location

The Swiss Family Treehouse is located just over the bridge to Adventureland, across from Aloha Isle and the former Adventureland Veranda. It is also next to the Adventureland Smoking Area.

 

Appeals To

This attraction appeals to children that live climbing or have a treehouse.

 

Times Guide – Opening/Closing

This attraction opens with the park.

 

Before you Ride

There are several steps and raised platforms in this attraction as well as narrow pathways.

 

Queue Notes

The short queue for this attraction features wood railings that resemble elements of a boat. The outside of the railing features multiple cannons, foliage and other rock work.

 

Story

The story extends to the 1960 movie, but is explained in the attraction sign penned by Father Robinson. It reads, "On this site, July 17, 1805 the Swiss Family Robinson composed of myself, my good wife and three sons, Fritz, Ernst, and little Francis... we're the sole survivors by the grace of God of the ill fated ship Swallow. From the wreckage we built our home in this tree for protection on this uncharted shore. - Franz"

Guests first cross a wooden bridge with rope suspension lines used for support. The bridge goes over a body of water and like the rest of the treehouse it is lined with foliage. As guests approach the treehouse they can see the water based pulley system that features cups made out of bamboo that crank a gigantic wooden wheel in a perpetually moving pulley system.

After the bridge, guests approach several steps that lead up to the many rooms of the treehouse. The first room that guests approach is the office and in the office you'll see additional tables, an organ, books, china and more. The next walkway leads to the parents bedroom that also has a small crib for the baby.

Just beyond the first bedroom, guests encounter a sign that marks the "Jungle Lookout":

In this compound we often pause to contemplate our small world. ~ Here adventure beckons with every view & every sound, the jungle & its river call out their mystery & invite us to new discovery.

Ironically, at this point the treehouse offers a great view of Tomorrowland and Frontierland. Guests can also look down upon the kitchen below.

As the path continues, thatch roofs cover each of the walkways as guests approach the children's bedroom. Rope netting prohibits guests from entering in the bedrooms, but they can see the mess left by the children in and around their hammock beds. A sign dubs the room "The Crow's Nest" and it reads:

The Crows Nest
Fritz-Ernst-Francis
Their room completed on the 1st anniversary of our deliverance July 17, 1805.

Several steps lead down to the to the outdoor library which provides a much cleaner area with a desk, table and a handful of books. A sign in the Library reads:

Library
These good books - the recording of mans ideas & achievements were salvaged from our ship.

We shall never hunger of food for the mind nor the soul

Steps down from the library at the ground floor level is the kitchen. The kitchen features a picnic table that's covered with bowls of fruit and some stray cups and silverware. Thanks to the water pulley system, it also has a variety of amenities not found in your typical treehouse. A sign outside reads:

Our Kitchen
And dining room complete with running water, volcanic stone hearth & oven, utensils of our own making & salvage from the wrecked "swallow" plus nature's bounty & my good wife's cooking amply fulfill our wants.

The kitchen is indeed amply stocked with food that rests on bamboo and other wood based structures. The exit path leads over the water and through some foliage before re-entering Adventureland.

 

Technical Notes

There are no real leaves in the attraction. It is primarily steel, concrete and stucco.

 

Similar Attractions

While relatively unique it's comparable to The Boneyard or Tom Sawyer's Island.

 

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