Next year is shaping up to be a busy one at the Disneyland. Starting in January, the Happiest Place on Earth will kick off Disney100, the 100th anniversary celebration of The Walt Disney Company, with platinum-infused decorations around Sleeping Beauty Castle and two new nighttime spectaculars. But the exciting news doesn’t end there.
In addition to its limited-time celebratory offerings, Disneyland has a few more projects up its sleeve that are slated for completion in 2023. One of those projects is the long-awaited update coming to the shuttered Tarzan’s Treehouse in Adventureland.
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What’s Changing at Tarzan’s Treehouse at Disneyland?
Disneyland recently announced that Tarzan’s Treehouse, which closed in September of 2021, will be replaced by the new “Adventureland Treehouse,” a walk-through attraction that will pay tribute to the park’s original Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse that opened in 1962. The original treehouse attraction closed in 1999 to make way for Tarzan’s Treehouse, inspired by the animated movie released that same year.
Adventureland Treehouse will not be an exact replica of the original Swiss Family Robinson attraction. Instead, it will tell the story of a new family, with each member having a uniquely themed room—for example, a music den for mom and an astronomer’s loft for the teenage daughter.
Disney says the rooms and the items found within them “are fashioned from found objects, natural resources, and pure ingenuity.” Guests can bet on finding plenty of hidden gems and Easter eggs throughout the attraction. The concept art even features a little nod to the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, the fictional organization whose lore appears in Disney theme parks around the globe.
Other Upcoming Changes at Disneyland
The new Adventureland Treehouse is part of a growing list of classic attractions and lands getting more than just a fresh coat of paint next year. Mickey’s Toontown, which has been closed to guests since March 2022, is also getting a refresh. The land will begin to reopen in January with a new headliner attraction: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The hit family-friendly trackless dark ride debuted in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2020 and will bring a much-needed E-ticket attraction to the West Coast that guests of all ages can enjoy.
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When the rest of Toontown’s transformation is complete, guests will be able to enjoy new landscaping with both play and relaxation in mind, fitted with grassy spaces, playgrounds, and a new central fountain in an area that will be called CenTOONial Park. The remainder of the land is scheduled to reopen in spring 2023.
Adventureland Treehouse and Toontown are both part of a larger effort by Disneyland to breathe new life into classic attractions and lands, all happening in-step with the highly-anticipated 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. An opening date for the treehouse has not yet been announced.