A long time ago, families stayed at the Disney Treehouse Villas in the Downtown Disney area during their vacations. So what’s up with them now?
For several years they’ve been used to house Disney cast members who are part of the Disney International College program. They are located on land that is deemed wetlands, which means the treehouses cannot be replaced. However, Disney did submit paperwork back in December 2007 to redesign the exterior so the footprint of each treehouse villa takes up just 95′ instead of over 300′ which will significantly diminish the amount of flood encroachment for each villa.
If you’d like to see the architecural drawings that show the changes being made, you can follow the link to view the Disney construction documents.
And if you never had the chance to stay in the Disney Treehouse Villas and have wondered what they look like inside (like me), here is a snapshot from the construction documents showing the floorplan (you have to try to see around the dark lines that outline the base in the center that hide the second bathroom and the kitchen).