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Tree of Life

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Discovery Island

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV


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Celebrate all living creatures at the iconic symbol of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

The roots and trunk to the Tree of Life made up of carved animals

Alive with Natural Wonder

The Tree of Life honors animals and the place they all share in the great Circle of Life.

At 145 feet tall, the massive tree towers over the land. Marvel at its gnarled roots and outstretched branches, then step closer to see the shapes of over 300 animals carved into the tree.

It’s an epic visual symbol of the diversity, beauty and interconnected nature of Earth’s creatures.

Look Closer
Stroll the picturesque Discovery Island Trails around the great tree for an close-up view of the animal carvings. You may even discover a famous mouse hiding among its branches!

Animal Encounters
Nestled amid the burrowing roots at the base of the Tree of Life is a serene landscape of pools, meadows and trees—home to a variety of live animals, including lemurs, flamingos, kangaroos and tortoises.

A path under the Tree of Life with some of the carved-animal roots showing

Now Playing Under the Tree

Head to the theater inside the Tree of Life root system and catch It’s Tough to be a Bug! This 8-minute, 3D movie and multimedia show stars Flik and Hopper from the Disney·Pixar film A Bug's Life—along with a supporting cast of insects who provide a surprising glimpse inside their bug-eat-bug world.

The Tree of Life awakens at nighttime with vibrant lights, animal projections and special effects

Tree of Life Awakenings

Watch as the animal spirits within the tree come alive in a mesmerizing display of color and light.

A group of women enjoy lively nighttime dancing, some of them with face paint

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Night

Attractions, dining and entertainment spring to life nightly at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

2 African elephants with tusks caressing each other's faces with their trunks

Disney Animals at Walt Disney World Resort

Meet our magnificent animals and learn more about Disney’s commitment to conservation.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 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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