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Chip 'n' Dale's Treehouse at Disneyland California
Chip 'n' Dale have the cutest little house in an oak tree, and you're invited to visit. You climb a spiral staircase into the heart of the tree to see how those two adorable, mischevious chipmunks live.
It always makes me think of a scene from an old Chip 'n' Dale cartoon where they are trying to steal Donald Duck's boat.
The treehouse is often overlooked, hidden at the back of Toontown and obscured by the line for Gadget's Go Coaster. And maybe some people think it's just a decoration and not something you can go inside. It all adds up to small crowds and no waits.
The chipmunks are short fellows, and their treehouse fits them just right. It's also kid-sized, but adults may find it a little too small and the ceilings too short. Many parents choose to wait outside while their kids go through it.
What You Need to Know About Chip 'n' Dale Treehouse
We polled 105 of our readers to find out what they think about the treehouse. 75% of them said It's a must-do or ride it if you have time, making it one of the lower-rated things to do at Disneyland.
- Rating: ★★
- Location: Toontown
- Recommended for: Younger children and adults who like the characters
- Fun Factor: Low
- Wait Factor: Low
How to Have More Fun at Chip 'n' Dale Treehouse
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- Chip 'n' Dale don't do character greetings at the treehouse, but you can find them in other parts of the Disneyland Resort.
- The treehouse is an excellent place for active kids to burn off some of it. There are no height restrictions, but taller adults may have trouble fitting inside. Kids over the age of six may think it's too babyish to get their grown-up attention.
- If you're looking for a place to get some unique photos of Toontown, the view from Chip 'n' Dale's house is good for that.
- Reviewers on Yelp give the treehouse moderate ratings, not as high as some but not as low as other houses in Toontown. They say "This attraction is one of those places that I really wish was something else" and "Kids love it. Not recommended for tall parents." You can read more of their reviews here.
- Parents recommend close supervision when the kids are playing on the slides and climbing equipment.
- Chip 'n' Dale don't do character greetings at home, but you can find them at other places in the park.
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Chip and Dale made their debut in 1943 in the cartoon Private Pluto. Their names are a pun on the word "Chippendale," the name of an 18th-century furniture maker - not that group of guys who seem to keep losing their clothing on stage.
Do you know how to tell them apart? It's easy! Just look at their noses. Chip's nose is black like a chocolate chip. The other guy with the red nose is Dale. They seldom appear separately, but Chip is the brains of the duo.
Some people (including the Disneyland website) say Chip 'n' Dale live in a redwood tree, but let's get our botany straight: Unless members of the sequoia genus of trees have mutated to bear acorns, that's an oak.
The chipmunks also have a house in Tokyo Disneyland. This attraction was originally Chip 'n' Dale Treehouse and Acorn Crawl. Besides the treehouse, it featured a ball-crawl similar to McDonald’s playgrounds but with acorn-shaped balls.Continue to 3 of 3 below.
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More About Chip 'n' Dale Treehouse
You have to be able to walk to access this attraction and to climb narrow, winding stairs. More about visiting Disneyland in a wheelchair or ECV
More Walk-Through Attractions at Disneyland
If you'd rather walk than ride, you'll find a lot of things to do in Disneyland. In fact, you can explore ten walk -through attractions and see parts of Disneyland that many other visitors miss. And that doesn't count all the ways You Can Actually Meet the Disneyland Characters.