PHOTOS: Huts, Thatched Roofing, and More Visible at Adventureland Treehouse in Disneyland

Tarzan’s Treehouse continues to be transformed into Adventureland Treehouse at Disneyland, with no opening date in sight.

The treehouse is surrounded by scaffolding, but scrim is not always unfurled across it, so we can see the ongoing construction.

Tarzan’s Treehouse closed unexpectedly in September 2021. Disney eventually announced in April 2022 that it would be rethemed.

Through the scaffolding, we can see branches of the tree, bamboo railings, and net railings.

The lights across the scaffolding are just work lights. Rounded yellow beams are visible near the top of the treehouse.

These beams are the lower part of a hut with a thatched roof, as visible in the concept art below.

Adventureland Treehouse concept art

Before it was Tarzan’s Treehouse, the attraction was Swiss Family Treehouse, based on the 1960 film “Swiss Family Robinson.” It opened on November 18, 1962, at Disneyland Park and was an opening day attraction at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Paris. It remains the Swiss Family Treehouse at Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland. Swiss Family Treehouse closed at Disneyland Park in 1999 and reopened as Tarzan’s Treehouse later that year.

Instead of being inspired by a different IP (it was rumored it could be “Encanto”-themed), the new treehouse will have an original story about a family living in the treehouse on Jungle River. It will look more like the original 1962 Swiss Family Treehouse, including a water wheel at the entrance, but the family is different, hence the name Adventureland Treehouse. The full title is actually Adventureland Treehouse Inspired by Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson. It’s scheduled to open this year.

It was also rumored that the attraction would become S.E.A.-themed. While it may not be an entirely S.E.A. attraction, there is a Society of Explorers and Adventurers banner in the concept art.

“Swiss Family Robinson” remake for Disney+ was announced in 2020 but there has been no word on the new film since.

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