Four Interesting Facts You Probably Never Knew About The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse At Disneyland


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…The 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!

The 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."