Saturday, September 22, 2012

Disneyland Guided Tour, Circa 1962: The Treehouse

In case you've missed the previous installments, welcome to my pairing of a 1962 Tour Guide Script and appropriately vintage photos to illustrate what those lovely guides were talking about. Today's journey starts out up in the...


Here is the Swiss Family Treehouse inspired by the Walt Disney film—Swiss Family Robinson. This is the largest treehouse inn the world standing 80' high. In its three lofty rooms, visitors gain an unparalleled view over the jungle area. The tree has 150,000 leaves and over 50,000 blossoms. For the botanical minded, the tree is known as species Disneydendron Giganteum.

[Note: The Treehouse didn't open until November 1962; I am assuming that the script was modified frequently in 1962/63 to reflect the progress of this attraction.]

Now we're going to leave Adventureland for the frontier of the old west. Frontierland is a tribute to the faith, courage and ingenuity of the pioneers who blazed the trails across America. We find ourselves back in the exciting days when the story of our country's past was being lived.

To resume your vintage tour, come back tomorrow and meet us aboard The Mark Twain!

See more vintage and current Disneyland Treehouse photos on my Treehouse page.


Snow White Archive said...

Enjoying your 1962 tour. It's kinda cool to be one of the first guests to explore the newly opened Treehouse. :)

K. Martinez said...

I remember those early views of the Jungle Cruise from the Swiss Family Treehouse "Jungle Lookout" in the 1960s. Great update!

Alonzo P Hawk said...

I hope they someday put it back the way is was. Maybe if they do a remake of the movie they will restore the house to the original owners. The Robinsons.

Rich T. said...

Hey, I guess we should all be grateful they didn't re-theme it to "Meet the Robinsons."

Daveland said...

Snow - You were probably also one of the first to view this blog entry with the 5:23 am comment stamp!

Alonzo...Ditto that motion!

Rich T. - I actually enjoyed "Meet The Robinsons" but agree that movie would have made a horrible Treehouse!