With guesses ranging from “Encanto” to Society for Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A), Disneyland fans have been trying to figure out what the new theming will be for the former Tarzan’s Treehouse ever since the attraction closed last year, but we now know the reimagined Adventureland Treehouse will open in 2023.
While the new version will pay tribute to the original treehouse based on the movie “Swiss Family Robinson” that Walt Disney and his Imagineers built in 1962 – complete with a giant waterwheel – the reimagined Adventureland Treehouse will feature a new story.
“Walt Disney Imagineers are hard at work and delighted to bring this classic back in a fresh way full of magic, enchantment, and wonder,” wrote Disneyland Resort Public Relations Director Kelsey Lynch in the Disney Parks Blog. “After all, who wouldn’t want to live in a tree in Disneyland?”
Did you notice the S.E.A. flag turned sideways in the concept art above? We expect to see more nods to the Society of Explorers and Adventurers in the treehouse when it opens. In case you don’t know, here’s the history of the S.E.A.
Among the branches, guests will be able to explore the rooms created by the family in this new story, from the mother’s music den to the young sons’ nature room to the teenage daughter’s astronomer’s loft, all “fashioned from found objects, natural resources, and pure ingenuity.”
The treehouse’s bottom floor will include their kitchen and dining room, along with the father’s art studio featuring hand-drawn sketches and paintings of each room from above.
Disneyland will share an opening date and more details about the new Adventureland Treehouse in the future.