Today, Disneyland park guests can enjoy the 'adventurous' climb
into Tarzan's Treehouse in Adventureland. However, before 1999,
Disneyland park guests will well remember that same treehouse used
to house the coolest treehouse in the world up to that time
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse. It was modeled and inspired by
the treehouse used in the blockbuster movie based on the Robinsons.
But, did you know
The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse was first opened in 1962, seven
years after Disneyland park first opened.
The Swisspolka music (you know, that tune that you can't get out
of your head for hours after climbing those 137 steps) was written
by Buddy Baker, the same man responsible for all the music in the
Haunted Mansion attraction.
The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse originally took a B Ticket,
stands 70 feet high and 80 feet wide (yep, it's wider than it is
tall) and holds 300,000 artificial leaves!
scientific name of the tree itself (as light heartedly termed by
the designers at Disney) is Disneyodendron semperflorens grandis.
Translated it means "large ever-blooming Disney tree."