Swiss Family Treehouse reviews
Adventureland, Magic Kingdom
Average Reader Rating:
"An enchanting way to spend ten minutes"
Reviewed on Dec 22, 2011 by neoshinok
This walkthrough attraction is a must do for any visitor to the Magic Kingdom who is physically able to climb the stairs. It's such a charming place to explore, view all the details and image yourself living in this magical treehouse. I love the water system that pulls from the stream below and follows an intricate pipeline down to the family kitchen. This is truly imagineering to its finest. A treasure of the Magic Kingdom.
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2011 by Empress Lilly
The Treehouse is an essential Adventureland experience. If Tomorrowland has a futuristic, magnetised, automated transport to show you the land from above, Adventureland has got exploration on foot, and glimpses through the exotic treetop over the neighboring land.
Great fun, a must see for those with an appetite for exploration and an appreciation of detail.
Reviewed on Aug 05, 2010 by HM Spectre
The Swiss Family Treehouse is a decent experience provided you're willing to walk through the whole thing. It's a neat setup and it gives a great view, but it's really up to you to get enjoyment out of it.
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2007 by MEEE
There are never really any lines for the treehouse. It is massive and has plenty of things to look at including the large water pulley system. There is a great view of the castle towards the top as well. It's a good attraction for when you wait for your fastpass time to come or something of the sort.
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2007 by xx_lilo_xx
i have been on this once and have never been on it since it is a tree to climb up form the movie swiss family robinson, that is it!!
"Worth the effort!"
Reviewed on Jan 27, 2007 by figmentmom
It takes a bit of effort (and on vacation, that can be a stretch!), but this attraction is interesting, and very, very well-done. The view from the top is great, too!
"Highly detailed treehouse"
Reviewed on Dec 02, 2005 by crxbrett
The Swiss Family Treehouse is one of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom's oldest and most detailed attractions. Based on the movie, it allows guests to actually experience what living in a gigantic tree might actually be like!
ON TO THE REVIEW!
Sometimes the waits can be very long. My advice is to come back later when it's no line. You can relax a bit and take your time to enjoy the details and the sights from the tree.
I guess there really isn't one, but it's themed so well I give it a good rating.
There isn't really a story, it's more like a way to get an idea of what something might be like, somebody else's POV.
The lazy river surrounding the tree, the Spanish moss dangling from it's branches, the sound of the water from the wheel, the Swiss polka music. All of it combines to make a great experience.
Other than a bridge to walk towards the exit on there is no post show. But-this type of attraction is a show in itself, so it can't/doesn't need one!
Okay, thrill seekers might not like this. But, some of the views are rather inspiring. I suppose if you suffer from acrophobia or vertigo it does provide some mild thrills.
Unless it's crowded you can enjoy this at your own pace-fast or slow.
For kids over the age of 4 it's great!
I think a lot of people overlook it because it's not new or thrilling. Shame on those who dare to pass on this Disney show. It's a shame they rethemed the California version to Tarzan now. The old Swiss polka is part of Adventureland's charm. Give it a try before WDW changes their's, too! Once it's gone, like so many other classics, it will be sorely missed.
"more charm than Tarzan"
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2005 by 3IAlienKid
I prefer the old Swiss Family Tree House in Orlando to the new Tarzan Tree House in Anaheim. While Tarzan is done up well enough, and there's a nice animatronic baby elephant at the end, I think there's more charm to the Swiss Family. Since there's no cartoon characters to focus on here, there's more attention to the details like the names of the books, or the various artifacts in each of the rooms.
"NO THANK YOU"
Reviewed on Sep 06, 2002 by RAYROBBINS
IF YOUR IDEA OF A VACATION IS WALKING UP AND DOWN STAIRS LOOKING AT A FIBERGLASS TREE HOUSE -ENJOY.
Reviewed on Sep 01, 2002 by meeko_33785
This walk-through recreates the fantastic treehouse from the film Swiss Family Robinson. The theming is amazing from the tree itself to the beautifully furnished rooms. The attraction has lots of walking and is not for everyone. If you have time, take a quick spin through this.
"Gotta love the polka!"
Reviewed on Aug 24, 2002 by grizzlyhall
A wonderful touch to the flavour of Adventureland! It's basically a self-guided tour through the Swiss Family Robinson's Treehouse. My favorite part has to be the Swisskapolka - its bass beat can be heard almost anywhere in Adventurland!