With the hype surrounding “Encanto” having somewhat cooled since its explosive debut last year, Imagineers may be exploring new ideas for retheming the former Tarzan’s Treehouse at Disneyland. One rumor that has made the rounds quite a bit recently is a S.E.A.-themed overlay coming to the classic Disneyland attraction.
We previously reported on this in our post about possible projects to be mentioned at D23 Expo 2022. However, the treehouse project was not mentioned at all during the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products panel.
Rather than an overlay themed to the Casita and the Madrigals from “Encanto”, this new overlay would take inspiration from the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, a group represented at four of the six Disney resorts worldwide.
The treehouse’s new story would feature it as a hideout and meeting place for members of S.E.A. at Disneyland, which is already referenced nearby at the Jungle Cruise and Tropical Hideaway. References to the treehouse’s past themes of Tarzan and Swiss Family Robinson would likely also be included.
S.E.A. was first created for Tokyo DisneySea in 2001, where its official headquarters still remains at Fortress Explorations. Over time its lore has expanded to multiple attractions worldwide including Soaring: Fantastic Flight and Tower of Terror at Tokyo DisneySea, Mystic Manor at Hong Kong Disneyland, Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and more.
Tarzan’s Treehouse unceremoniously closed last September, and was confirmed in April by the Orange County Register to receive a new theme. Little work has been done since the entrance demolition was completed earlier this year, and previous rumors indicated that an “Encanto” overlay was on the way.
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