© 1999. Last revised 10/August/1999.
Tarzan™'s Treehouse is a rennovation, and reworking
of the earlier Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse whic originally
opened in 1962. The rennovation was part of the marketing
and merchandising for the 1999 release of the Tarzan animated
Botanically classified as a "Disneyodendron
semperflorens grandis," the Disney-created tree is
a 150-ton structure anchored by massive roots reaching 42
feet into the ground.
For its reintroduction as Tarzan's home, 10 feet
were added to the tree. The 450 branches were redressed with
nearly 6,000 lacy leaves, then draped with moss and covered
with jungle vines to make it feel like the rightful home to
the "Lord of the Apes."
The treehouse features a rope suspension bridge
leading to the tree itself, in which Kids can play around
in an interactive play area filled with shipwreck toys.
Live animals and characters from the new Disney
film "Tarzan®" occasionally appear in and around the area
of the tree for character greeting and photo opportunities