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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Cinderella’s palace is an undeniable gem of design, art and engineering, and if you work on the left side of the hill, just across the Crystal Palace restaurant and across the bridge to Adventureland – you will immediately see one of my favorite gems of the kingdom. ; If you have never seen it.

Many people consider the Swiss family’s tree house to be part of a magical kingdom in the lush room, but it is an attraction to history.

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Disney gardeners often highlight their Latin names in gardens, but this is almost the same. The imaginary called it the “Disneyodendron eximius,” which literally translates to “the usual Disney tree,” and I know only four variants in the world.

The first Appeared in Disneyland, California in 1962, others in Adventure Island in Diskland, Paris in 1992, and in 1993 as a 10th birthday present for the Tokyo Disneyland. All can trace their roots to the real tree of life in Tobago, in the 1960 film “Swiss Family Robinson.”

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When the designers of Denny Studios faced challenges in building a tree house to survive the rigors of several months of filming, the imaginary faced a daunting task — one that could withstand the hurricanes of Florida. Prior to the Walt DC World, they had experience in building realistic trees, originally built for the Tahiti Terrace Restaurant and the first Swiss family tree house in Disland.

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The Florida version design for the Magic Kingdom was launched very early and, like most Florida projects – was expected to be at a high level. Although it never attracts people from all over the world, it has been prominent in the market for a long time – long before the park opened.

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So what did nature do to “build” the seeds, earth, water, and sunlight? Start with 42 tons of steel, plaster and stucco, 42 feet deep.

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After that was completed and the painting was being done, construction teams had to attach 800,000 vinyl leaves and artificial flowers by hand – usually one by one 90 feet wide and up to 600 feet high. 60 feet above the ground.

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A.D. In 1970, The Orlando Evening Star, a California-based company called Stilcon Listing, opened a Disney Ward office to help build Disney County, and the tree was one of their most complex projects.

The metal foundations for each trunk, arms, and branches, along with the underground supports, had to be cut and carved by hand at their Okoi manufacturing plant, and then loaded onto the construction site. The skeleton alone is made up of 50 pre-assembled pieces.

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When imaginers created a tire and a ladder system to draw water for a family home, it was not just water that they were thinking about. The building safety director had previously told Orlando Sentinel that it was the only tree house in the world with its own firefighting system.

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So what did the guests get in 1971 after giving their BB tickets to the attraction?

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In fact, it is the same as what you see now – the steps. Many levels. Of these, 116 are bottom-up.

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They floated in the Robinson family living quarters, showing the clever use of all the damaged parts of the ship. Luckily, they rescued the organ they carried with them to the Swisscapalka.

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After wandering through the bedrooms, you will be treated to some spectacular views of the park from all directions – although it may be a little difficult to see from a place on a tropical island.

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While the tree itself contains imaginary leaves and flowers, Disney’s garden team has done a remarkable job of over 50 years in displaying true tropical leaves that fit the theme, but can withstand extreme heat, rain and sometimes snow and ice.

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Even if the average visitor does not notice the attraction, they will certainly notice if he is not there – add shade and atmosphere to one of the most immersive countries in the realm of magic. Go to Disney Animal Kingdom, but no grandchildren from the Swiss family tree house.

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The Tree of Life serves as the icon of that park, 145 feet tall, 50 feet wide, with over 8,000 branches and 102,000 leaves. Even if that number is less than the family tree house in Switzerland. Each tree is more than a foot tall. You could call it the world’s largest bonsai tree.

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