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Tree of Life Awakenings

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

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Discovery Island

Age Interest

All Ages

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Witness the majestic centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park come to life at night.

The glowing flight path of 2 hummingbirds forms the shape of a heart around the Tree of Life

A Mesmerizing Nighttime Experience

Flickering fireflies magically appear and stir to life the animal spirits in the tree’s towering trunk—bringing to light a dazzling visual display swarming with color and animated imagery.

Gaze upon a young doe embarking upon a thrilling journey. Behold love blossoming between a pair of hummingbirds. Spy a sly fox spreading gifts of love among the denizens of a wintry forest.

A feast for the eyes, each revelation celebrates the eternal balance and harmony that exists in all living things, big or small, and is sure to inspire and delight your whole family tree.

Projection effects bring the iconic Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park to life at night

Reawakening Your Love of The Lion King

The Tree of Life sleeps tonight—or does it? From Memorial Day through September 30, experience the wonder as an original musical score and mystical images—featuring animals and themes inspired by The Lion King—take you on a sublime journey. Be there to see this slumbering iconic tree become even more stunning in a new awakening.

A bird stands on the ground in front of the majestic Tree of Life

Know Before You Go

Tree of Life Awakenings begins after dark and occurs approximately every 10 minutes until the park closes.

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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Night

Discover even more magic each and every evening.

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

It’s Tough to Be a Bug

A theater inside the Tree of Life hosts a hilarious 3D movie and multimedia show.

The Tree of Life on the banks of Discovery River on a cloudy day at dawn

Tree of Life

Behold the breathtaking artistry of the iconic symbol of the park.

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

Disney Animals at Walt Disney World Resort

Discover elephants, rhinos, lions, tigers and more—and Disney’s commitment to conservation.

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2 Guests stand on a bridge at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park wearing 20th anniversary apparel and accessories

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Trek through Shop Disney Parks for Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park 20th Anniversary keepsakes.

Show In My Plans

Reminder: this is not a reservation.


Monday, February 18, 2019

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