Have you ever been to Disneyland? If not, surely you've seen a few pictures or perhaps a commercial. If so, then you should know a little bit about Tarzan's Treehouse. Chances are pretty good you can close your eyes and picture it in your head. The question is: how much do you know about the history of this treehouse.
A Tree House With A Rich History
Did you know this tree hours was actually created back in the 60's? It was creates specifically to go along with a Disney film that was called, "Swiss Family Robinson."
For many years, this treehouse was a very popular attraction. It was not actually until the 90's that the tree was given a new theme. Suddenly, all sorts of trees just like this one were being constructed at Disney theme parks all around the world.
A Very Interesting Rich History
What makes the history of this tree even more interesting is that the very first tree existed in Anaheim. It was in 1876 that the tree was originally planted in the ground. Did you know it was a fid tree? Today, you can see the original tree! It is located at 400 North West Street which is just one mile away from Disneyland. This beautiful and massive tree is well-worth that quick drive.
It is believed that some of the designers from the company visited the tree in the 60's before the film came out. They were believed to take actual casts of the tree as well as its roots. Those very same casts were believed to be used to create the attractions at the Disneyland theme park that you know and love.
It might seem like a simple tree, but it is really so much more than that. If you are a Disney lover, you should see the original tree at least once during your lifetime.