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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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Accessibility

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Witness the majestic centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park as it comes alive at night like never before!


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

An All-New Nighttime Experience

Watch in wonder when the animal spirits within the great tree awaken during a mesmerizing showcase of color and light.

After night falls, pay special attention to the Tree of Life at the center of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Approximately every 10 minutes, flickering fireflies magically appear and stir to life the wondrous animals spirits carved into the tree’s towering trunk—bringing to light a stunning visual swarming with vivid color and animated imagery.

Gaze upon a graceful young doe embarking upon a thrilling journey. Behold love blossoming between a pair of hummingbirds. See a spry 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 the entire family, big and small.

Please note: Tree of life Awakenings experiences begin after dark and occur 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 more of the magic—attractions, dining and entertainment—now available each and every evening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park!

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

Inside The Tree of Life

A theater is housed inside the Tree of Life root system where It’s Tough to be a Bug! is performed. 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 and arachnids who provide a surprising glimpse into the animal kingdom.

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

Tree of Life

Behold breathtaking artistry from this iconic symbol of the park—a sculpted tree that wordlessly expresses the intricate balance of nature.

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