Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Today I have three nice photos of the Swiss Family Treehouse in Orlando, back when it was brand new.
Here's a nice portrait of the treehouse - an impressive bit of Imagineering. That tree is pretty convincing! They didn't opt for the reddish leaves that were used in Anaheim; I wonder why. What kid (or adult) wouldn't love to have a treehouse like this! Notice the little stream to our right, along with the lush green plants that really add to the "tropical island" theme.
Moving in a bit closer, we can see more of the elaborate "clockwork" contraption that provided fresh water to the upper reaches of the treehouse. I can't remember, was something like this in the 1960 film? It's been a while!
And here's one final look; notice the "bromeliads" growing on the trunk of the tree. You can also see some bits and pieces of the shipwreck being put to use. Tiki torches (hard to see in the broad daylight) help to keep tigers and pirates away.