Walt Disney World Treehouse Villa #433 – 37 years later

Those that follow RetroWDW may remember that Todd’s first visit in 1980 included a stay at the original Treehouse Villas. Demolished in 2008, and subsequently rebuilt, the treehouse were and still are one of the most unique places to stay on WDW property. The newer incarnations share the same location and street layout as they did when they were first built. Other than the obvious differences to the buildings, the seclusion, silence and privacy remain. The house numbers for the villas have been renumbered, originally numbered 400 to 460 they have taken on 7000 through 7060 post refurbishment.

Which brings us to July 20, 2017 – Todd is chatting with JT who just so happens to send him a picture of his jog through Saratoga Springs; with a quick exchange of 4 photos from 1980 JT was able to locate the former location of Treehouse 433 and lineup the photos with the newer 7033.

Move the sliders left and right in each of the photos below to see how the area has changed over the past 37 years…

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Lorenzo Kane
Lorenzo Kane
July 26, 2017 3:46 pm

That is SO cool. I kind of like the OLD look of the building better…but today’s landscaping is definitely better. The newer landscaping takes a bit of the rustic feel away I think. Same with the super square buildings.

July 28, 2017 9:06 am

I agree. I’ve never been there, but I like the older buildings and newer landscape. Very cool photos, guys!

August 2, 2017 10:47 am

I have always wanted to stay in one of these, but traveling as a childless couple, doesn’t exactly fit the bill there. Maybe in the future.

August 14, 2017 10:07 am
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Totally agree! They are so cool though; the atmosphere around them and location was amazing. I’d highly recommend going for a walk back in there, so relaxing.

Richard Breed
Richard Breed
October 8, 2017 2:16 am

I need an electric convenience vehicle when I visit WDW. One day I took a joy ride, Old Key West to the DIsney Marketplace, thence through Saratoga springs, and then wandered through the Treehouse Villas. When I got to the gate at OKW, the guard waved me in and said, “Sir, you’ve made my day. You’re on an ECV in the road!” I then took the (forbidden) golf course golfcart paths (the course was closed due to the weather) and saw most of the course, which I’d never seen, and was really quite beautiful. FIle this under: THings to do… Read more »

Arlys williams
Arlys williams
May 17, 2018 11:44 am

We stayed in these in 1981. They were wonderful and unique. We had a peacock up on our deck every morning. I am very disappointed that they changed the look and priced it out of the average persons budget. Thanks for the look at old and new.

Leeann Jacket
Leeann Jacket
August 30, 2020 6:25 pm

Here’s what they used to look like inside.

Leeann Jacket
Leeann Jacket
August 31, 2020 12:51 am

Here’s an even better link to what they used to look like inside. All treehouse photos.

Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher
February 3, 2021 8:19 pm

I remember staying at here when I was a kid in the late 70s. I know they tore them down years ago, but I’m curious if anyone knows exactly where they were.

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