Walt Disney World
The Magic Kingdom
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
January 25 & 30 2013
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The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse at Walt Disney World The Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

If you've read the book by Johann Wyss or seen the Disney film of it then you know that the shipwrecked Robinson family end up settling a deserted island in the South Pacific. To keep themselves safe from the animals on the island they build one of the coolest tree houses ever.  Of course this tree is not a real live tree.  It's made of steel and concrete with fake leaves but it looks pretty damn real. 

The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse at Walt Disney World The Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

It's a heck of a climb to the top but the views are great and with the sound of running and falling water due to the water wheel and pulley system it's one of the most relaxing attractions at the park.

The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse at Walt Disney World The Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

After hauling everything they could from their wrecked ship the Robinson family got busy not just surviving but adding some serious creature comforts to their tree house.

The Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse at Walt Disney World The Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

With a path of steps that take you up and a set that take you down parts of the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House looks like something out of the mind of M.C. Escher.

The Swiss Family Robinson Tree House at Walt Disney World The Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Here's Bond and his Grandma up in the Tree House.  As you can see he loved it and the fact that he was not hundreds of miles to the north in the middle of winter weather having to go to school was a relief to him.



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