Swiss Family Treehouse reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Swiss Family Treehouse, a walk through in Adventureland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Written by Robert Niles
The Swiss Family Treehouse is the first attraction you'll encounter when entering Adventureland from Main Street USA. The Treehouse is a single-file walk through an elaborate residence build on the branches of an enormous man-made Banyan tree, inspired by the Swiss Family Robinson.
Unfortunately, many guests mistake the treehouse entrance for the queue to the Jungle Cruise, which is actually farther down the path to the left.
The treehouse is a fun diversion for kids, especially older-elementary and middle school students who know the Swiss Family Robinson story. Wait to visit until later in the evening, when the sun goes down and the crowd diminishes, so that you have time to linger, allowing your imagination to come alive in the shadows.
This walkthrough attraction is of course no highlight, but do it, if you have some spare time. It offers a self paced one way walkthrough through an awesomely detailed and atmospheric tree house. Especially if you are running from one highlight to another, this is an excellent break to catch some fresh air while you still have this "different world" feeling. - Chris W.
If you read the book, this is what it probably would have looked like! Kids would love this. - B Higgins
It's actually very enjoyable if you can go when it doesn't have a crowd. There's a lot to see if you're not rushed. Plus, it has one of the greatest views in the Magic Kingdom. - Rob Pastor
An often overlooked experience, it's cute and a nice way to fill time. - Sean Huckel
Walked through it with the kids once. Once was enough. This would be great if it was free at a place like Downtown Disney or a resort. But doesn't fit with the "I paid a lot of money to see this" type of attraction. - Don Neal
Some may see this a bit of a non-event but it's actually quite nice. The angles of view of the surrounding areas that it offers are worth the climb. It also stimulates the imagination a little more than most other attractions. Joni Mitchell once told us that we don't know what we've got til it's gone. I think we'd miss the old fashioned quaintness of the tree should it ever be uprooted. - Rob P
This one, you can skip. After our long tiring journey through the Magic Kingdom, my son thought this was a cool walkthrough. We went, a very nice setting and props but pointless. - Brendan Harrison
It's an enjoyable way to spend half an hour, as long as there's not much of a line all the way round. Not something to do again and again though. - Lauren Hayhurst
never a wait so its a fun walk through. GREAT views of the castle and tomorrowland make the hike up worth it! - travis traymoore
Such a part of so many childhoods, the Treehouse is too-overlooked for the level of detail it has. Often makes me wonder if the spirit of adventure has died amongst the young. - Man-Eating Sharks
No wait, and it's fun for kids. - Mostly Anonymous
I've noticed an extended queue for the treehouse, but I have no idea why it needs one. Has anyone ever seen this queue used? - Joseph Catlett
I admit that it is something that can be missed. However you should try going there at night (especially during Christmas time) you get a really nice view of the castle and can take some nice pictures from up there. It's something to think about. - Laura Milton
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