Facts at a Glance About Swiss Family Treehouse:
|Park: Magic Kingdom. Location: Adventureland Height Requirement: None Fastpass: No|
|Quick Notes: Climb 128 steps (6 stories) to tour a tree house.|
|Disney Warnings: None.|
|Our Additional Cautions: Elevated treehouse with jungle overlooks where guests can look down to the ground below. Includes climb up and down a large number of stairs, some of which are narrow, shallow, steep or curving. Stairways are one way – you will climb to the top of the treehouse and then continue on to the stairways that go down. Each flight of stairs before a landing is fairly short, but it’s often possible to look down several flights of stairs below you. Substantial handrails with spindles and/or netting between railings and floors. There can be people ahead of you blocking the way forward as they look around.|
|Length: You can take as long as you’d like to make the climb, look around and then come down.|
|Special Needs Info: You must be ambulatory to experience this attraction. No ECV, wheelchair or stroller access.|
Overview of the Swiss Family Treehouse:
This is one of the few remaining Disney classics that have not been significantly changed over the years. In 1960 Disney’s movie called The Swiss Family Robinson depicted the life created by a family who became shipwrecked on an island. This attraction is a walking tour of a tree house that shows Disney’s version of how the Swiss Family Robinson would have lived.
Details on the Swiss Family Treehouse:
We’ve seen varying estimates, but one of our contributors counted 128 steps that guests must climb in order to view the tree house. The Banyon tree itself is massive and looks like a real tree, but it’s not. Hundreds of thousands of polyethylene leaves look convincingly authentic.
Guests are not permitted to enter the living quarters, but can view them from just outside each room. There are written plaques along the route that describe the family’s daily life. Some find it more attractive at night, especially the “jungle overlook.”
For those with visual impairment, consider what one of our readers had to say:
Here’s a walk thru of the Swiss Family Treehouse attraction:
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