Photos: Updated Progress on Tarzan’s Treehouse Refurbishment

On April 18th, it was announced that Tarzan’s Treehouse at Disneyland, which has been closed for a lengthy refurbishment, will be receiving a new theme when it reopens. Since then, a lot of progress has been made removing the staircase and bridge that served as the entrance to the attraction.

What’s Happening:

  • The treehouse was originally themed to the 1960 adventure film Swiss Family Robinson when it opened in 1962.
  • The staircase and connecting bridge wasn’t constructed until the 1999 conversion into Tarzan’s Treehouse.
  • That point in Adventureland is quite often a large traffic bottleneck, so the removal is likely to create more walkway space.
  • The entrance will now be located off to the side of the pathway.

  • Although the property to which the treehouse will now be themed has yet to be confirmed, rumors point to Encanto.
  • That selection would make sense given the film’s phenomenon status, with the soundtrack topping the Billboard charts and the movie taking home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
  • Additionally, Disney CEO Bob Chapek has repeatedly referred to Encanto as a franchise, implying that we’ll be seeing much more from the world of the film.
  • If that weren’t enough, there’s also the fact that Antonio’s room in the film is a treehouse.
  • With Tarzan’s Treehouse now a part of the past, you can look back at video of the attraction below:

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