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Discovery Island® Trails

Carving of a tortoise at the entrance to Discovery Island Trails

Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

Discovery Island®

Guests Can Be
Any Height
Age Interest

Preschoolers, Kids, Adults, All Ages

Accessibility and Other Information

Accessibility
  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
Interests

Animal Encounters

Stroll along tranquil pathways around the Tree of Life and discover a lush landscape brimming with wildlife.
Wild animal carvings in a sign that reads ‘Tree of Life Garden’

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Escape to a garden paradise where exotic creatures mingle alongside verdant plants and trees. Encircling the base of the Tree of Life, Discovery Island Trails invites you to embark on a self-guided tour and enjoy an up-close glimpse of nature—at your own pace.

Room to Roam
Meander down serene paths, cross wooden foot bridges and journey through cave-like tunnels as you navigate 2 sprawling pathways beneath the great tree. Along the way, snap pictures of captivating creatures from convenient observation stations amid a backdrop of picturesque trees and plants.

Wildlife Encounters
Some of the animals you may encounter along the Discovery Island Trails include:

  • White Stork
  • Asian Small-Clawed Otter
  • Red Kangaroo
  • West African Crowned Crane
  • African Crested Porcupine
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Lesser Flamingo
  • Macaw
  • Red Kangaroo
  • Ring-Tailed Lemur
  • Saddle-Billed Stork
  • Lappet Face Vulture

Close-up of a lizard carved in wood at Discovery Island Trails at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park

The Tree of Life

Follow the trails for a close-up view of the iconic centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Boasting over 300 animal carvings celebrating the diversity and harmony of nature, it’s an amazing sight to see.

Animal carvings embedded in the Tree of Life include:

  • Lion
  • Deer
  • Eagle
  • Monkey
  • Pelican
  • Rhinoceros
  • Hippopotamus
  • Bear
  • Scorpions
  • Dolphin

Discovery Island® Trails

Monday, April 21, 2014

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  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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