Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

One of the most incredible Walt Disney World park icons is the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From afar it appears as a massive tree towering above the park. As you get closer, best cialis it gets larger and then you begin to see animal carvings intertwined in the gnarled trunk. When you arrive at the base of the tree and start winding around the walkway, you come face-to-face with these incredible life-size carvings.

Tree of Life, <a href=Did you know that Animal Kingdom is the largest of all the Disney Parks worldwide?  Did you know that it’s the second largest theme park in the world, behind Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.

Tree of Life Disney's Animal Kingdom Animal CarvingsNot only is Disney’s Animal Kingdom a fun place to play, it’s an accredited, recognized leader in Conservation Station Sign Disney's Animal Kingdomconservation, education, and research.  The next time you’re at the park, take the train over to Conservation Station and check out some of their many conservation programs.

The Tree of Life represents the circle of life from tiny bugs to large crocodiles. The 145-foot tall Baobab tree structure is covered in more than 103,000 leaves with the carvings of over 350 animals.  More animals were added in 2015.

Even though the subjects at the Animal Kingdom are serious, Disney imagineers have a way of making everything fun. This is evidenced by the huge success of the park. It hosted approximately 10.4 million guests in 2014 ranking it the fourth-most visited amusement park in the U.S. and seventh-most visited in the world.

The Tree of Life is an awe-inspiring experience and is the perfect tribute and icon for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. I have no doubt that Walt would be very proud of the Animal Kingdom, its conservation efforts and education value.  After all, it began with him decades ago.

F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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