This 145-foot tall tree is covered with approximately 103,000 leaves and has more than 325 animals intricately carved into its trunk. More than 8,000 branches spread foliage 160 feet wide over the park below.
The Tree of Life is home to the attraction “It’s Tough to be a Bug!” showcasing the stars of Disney·Pixar’s film “A Bug’s Life.” Even though I’ve seen the show a few dozen times, I still jump every time Hopper sends the stingers to attack – you’d think I’d be prepared.
For more Disney Parks history, check out these other Vintage Walt Disney World posts:
- Vintage Walt Disney World: Disneyland Resort Paris Marks 20 Years
- Vintage Walt Disney World: Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny Visit Magic Kingdom Park
- Vintage Walt Disney World: Students Celebrate the Opening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Vintage Walt Disney World: Building The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom by Nate Rasmussen: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog