World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Tarzan's Treehouse

Tarzan's Treehouse
Tarzan's Treehouse at Disneyland
Disneyland
Area Adventureland
Status Operating
Opening date June 23, 1999
Replaced Swiss Family Treehouse
Hong Kong Disneyland
Area Adventureland
Status Operating
Opening date September 12, 2005
General statistics
Theme Tarzan

Tarzan's Treehouse is a walk through attraction at Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. It is styled after the 1999 film Tarzan.

Contents

  • Disneyland version 1
  • Hong Kong Disneyland version 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4

Disneyland version

In February 1999, Disneyland closed its version of the Swiss Family Treehouse, and Imagineers re-themed the attraction to coincide with the soon to be released Tarzan film.[1] The giant artificial tree received a comprehensive makeover, including 6,000 replacement vinyl leaves, a suspension bridge entrance from a new neighboring tree, and a variety of hands-on interactive features. The tree is currently 70 feet tall and weighs 150 tons.[2] On June 23, 1999, Tarzan’s Treehouse began welcoming park guests, just as Disney’s animated Tarzan premiered in movie theaters. Tributes to the Swiss Family Treehouse are featured in the attraction including the "Mind Thy Head" sign and the "Swisskapolka", which can be heard playing on a vintage gramophone.

Hong Kong Disneyland version

Tarzan's Treehouse at Hong Kong Disneyland

When Hong Kong Disneyland opened on September 12, 2005 it included Tarzan’s Treehouse built on Tarzan’s Island. Rafts near Festival of the Lion King are used to ferry passengers to and from the island, which is encircled by the Rivers of Adventure.[3] This is a similar arrangement to Disneyland's Tom Sawyer Island.

References

  1. ^ "MousePlanet Park Guide - Disneyland Resort - Tarzan's Treehouse". Tarzan's Treehouse. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  2. ^ Jim Fanning (2009). Disneyland Challenge. Disney Editions. p. 15.  
  3. ^ "The HKDL Source : Tarzan's Treehouse and Island". Retrieved 2010-05-16. 

Further reading

Theme Park Adventure (Special Tarzan's Treehouse issue) [2000]

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.