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Old 06-04-2013, 04:43 AM   #1
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Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse to close?

Humor me - a friend told a friend that last summer was it's last summer. Now Grammy (my fiend -and no one messes with my Grammy) is very sad because she loves that attraction I don't know why either but it's her favorite

Can anyone tell me if they've heard the same thing? If so what would WDW replace it with. I told her I'd try to find out.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:33 AM   #2
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Haven't heard of this. I wouldn't put too much weight in it
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:58 AM   #3
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I hope not!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:04 AM   #4
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This may be the most basic of attractions at the Magic Kingdom, but it is also one of our favorites. Plus it gives you the best view of the park when you are at the top.

I hope it doesn't close.
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I had read somewhere several months ago. Forgive me I can't remember where, so don't put too much stock in this that the tree house was going to get a refurb to make it more current. Something along the lines of putting Tink and her friends there since Pixie Hallow was scrapped from New Fantasyland. I know they have a spot in Adventureland, but the rumor I heard was they would do some sort of Tink theme at the Tree House. Who knows.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #6
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I had read somewhere several months ago. Forgive me I can't remember where, so don't put too much stock in this that the tree house was going to get a refurb to make it more current. Something along the lines of putting Tink and her friends there since Pixie Hallow was scrapped from New Fantasyland. I know they have a spot in Adventureland, but the rumor I heard was they would do some sort of Tink theme at the Tree House. Who knows.
Wow, that's interesting. I can see some rage coming to the boards if that were the case lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:19 AM   #7
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Didn't they just spend several months refurbing it a couple years ago? I think it was 2010 or 2011 that it was closed for a bit (for the aforementioned refurb, that is).
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #8
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I had read somewhere several months ago. Forgive me I can't remember where, so don't put too much stock in this that the tree house was going to get a refurb to make it more current. Something along the lines of putting Tink and her friends there since Pixie Hallow was scrapped from New Fantasyland. I know they have a spot in Adventureland, but the rumor I heard was they would do some sort of Tink theme at the Tree House. Who knows.
Maybe they would change it to the Lost Boys hideout.
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It'd be a shame to see it go, I loved that movie growing up. But that movie is now 53 years old. It is becoming extremely dated, I was in MK over the weekend and heard a parent explaining the movie because their kid didn't know what it was.

It's a relic that older generations love and newer can't relate to. Converting to a fairie/pixie hollow style attraction would be an easy change, however, I think a "lost boys treehouse" would be good for the boys.
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It'd be a shame to see it go, I loved that movie growing up. But that movie is now 53 years old. It is becoming extremely dated, I was in MK over the weekend and heard a parent explaining the movie because their kid didn't know what it was.

It's a relic that older generations love and newer can't relate to. Converting to a fairie/pixie hollow style attraction would be an easy change, however, I think a "lost boys treehouse" would be good for the boys.
There is a relatively easy fix for this:

"Walt Disney Studios presents, Johnny Depp in SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON"
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It'd be a shame to see it go, I loved that movie growing up. But that movie is now 53 years old. It is becoming extremely dated, I was in MK over the weekend and heard a parent explaining the movie because their kid didn't know what it was.

It's a relic that older generations love and newer can't relate to. Converting to a fairie/pixie hollow style attraction would be an easy change, however, I think a "lost boys treehouse" would be good for the boys.
As far as being something the newer generation can't relate to; not necessarily my DD is 17 and loves it. She was mad when I told her the rumor this morning.
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It's not been my favorite attraction, but I've travelled with folks that love it. Both this attraction and Tom Sawyers Island seem like relics, but I can't see them departing with either.
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There is a relatively easy fix for this:

"Walt Disney Studios presents, Johnny Depp in SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON"
I think this is the best idea I've heard all day!!! I'd watch it for sure! Lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:31 AM   #14
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I had read somewhere several months ago. Forgive me I can't remember where, so don't put too much stock in this that the tree house was going to get a refurb to make it more current. Something along the lines of putting Tink and her friends there since Pixie Hallow was scrapped from New Fantasyland. I know they have a spot in Adventureland, but the rumor I heard was they would do some sort of Tink theme at the Tree House. Who knows.
Jim Hill had referenced this as well, that it might be converted into a meet and greet for the Fairies since Pixie Hollow didn't happen, or something to that effect. Who knows if it's true or not, but it doesn't seem like an unreasonable idea, and it could definitely fit with the fairies theme without too much renovation.
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Didn't they just spend several months refurbing it a couple years ago? I think it was 2010 or 2011 that it was closed for a bit (for the aforementioned refurb, that is).
I believe it was in 2011. We had a trip in November that year, and I believe the treehouse didn't open until the very last day of our trip.

The simplicity of the attraction would, I think, be a positive to keeping it as it absorbs a decent amount of traffic from the parks without requiring a constant CM presence. But if they believed the theming was wearing thin due to age, I could definitely see potential to convert it to a theme more consistent with Peter Pan (either Lost Boys or Pixies) to generate more traffic flow. My understanding is that Disneyland did essentially that when they changed their treehouse to a Tarzan theme.
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