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Tree of Life (Disney)

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Area  Discovery Island
Opening date  April 22, 1998
Designer  Walt Disney Imagineering
Base width  50 ft (15.2 m)
Height  145 ft (44.2 m)
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The Tree of Life is a 145-foot (44 m) sculpture of a tree at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort. It debuted when the attraction opened on April 22, 1998. Inspired by the mythical tree of the same name, the Tree of Life features 325 carvings of existing and extinct animal species on its trunk and surrounding roots.

Engineered from a refitted oil platform and based on the natural forms of baobob trees, the Tree of Life is located on Discovery Island, roughly in the center of the park. Its leaves are made out of kynar. At the structure's interior base is a 400-seat theater that hosts It's Tough to be a Bug!, a 4-D film attraction based on A Bug's Life.

Tree of Life Awakenings

The Tree of Life Awakenings is a series of projection mapping shows that debuted on May 27, 2016, as part of the park's new nighttime operating hours. A media preview of the show was presented on April 19, 2016. Four presentations are featured throughout the evening:

  • A playful deer and a watchful hawk.
  • A hummingbird and flowers.
  • A red fox in a winter setting.
  • Animal imagery inspired by Pocahontas, Bambi, Dinosaur, Tarzan, Finding Nemo, Avatar, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King.
  • References

    Tree of Life (Disney) Wikipedia