Tarzan’s Treehouse, an attraction at the Disneyland Resort in California that has been closed and under construction since September of last year, will be re-themed upon its re-opening.
According to the OC Register, the treehouse itself won’t be going away, but the walkthrough will have a new theme and backstory when it does reopen.
Disneyland officials have not announced what film will be taking Tarzan’s place in Adventureland, but a good guess would be Disney’s latest animated film, Encanto.
Encanto recently won the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture, and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is one of Disney’s greatest hits, trending in the Billboard Hot 100 for the past three months.
While Bruno himself may not be a part of this attraction, another fan-favorite character, Antonio, could be front and center.
Five-year-old Antonio Madrigal’s special gift is the ability to communicate with animals, and his bedroom is rainforest-themed, which would tie in perfectly with the jungle facade of the current treehouse.
TheWrap previously reported that Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bob Chapek have had discussions regarding bringing Encanto into the parks. Mirabel Madrigal has a meet-and-greet at the Disneyland Resort and an Encanto overlay has recently been added to It’s A Small World, but a permanent attraction based on the film would solidify Encanto’s place in Disney’s Hall of Fame.
This isn’t the first time that the treehouse has been rethemed – it was originally conceived as a Swiss Family Robinson experience in 1962 before Tarzan took it over in 1999.
A re-opening date for the attraction has not been announced.