Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia: The Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Standing at the center of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the park’s icon, The Tree of Life. Many Disney guests often stop to take a picture with the tree or to admire the artwork carved on to the tree. Do you know today’s trivia about the Tree of Life?

  • The Tree of Life stands 145 feet tall and has a diameter of 50 feet.
  • The tree is decorated with over 300 beautifully carved animals including a monkey, lion, deer, scorpion, pelican, dolphin, hippo, bear, and many more.
  • When the imagineers began designing the massive tree, they knew they would need something equally massive to support the tree’s structure. So, they used an oil rig as the skeleton for the tree.
  • The Tree of Life has over 103,000 leaves in five shades of green. The leaves were individually placed and will actually blow in the wind like leaves on a real tree.
  • The tree’s large base allows it to house a theater where guests can view the It’s Tough To Be A Bug show.

Thanks to Jodi at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi at Heidi’s Head, Mike at My Dreams of Disney, and Jenn at Disney Babies Blog for hosting the Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia blog hop! Click the links below for more great Disney trivia!

Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia

Starting Thursday July 11th, we will be hosting a new blog hop here at Frontierland Station! The blog hop, called Fastpass To History, will allow readers to quickly and easily find several interesting pieces of Disney history each week. We look forward to hosting this blog hop and hope you will join in the fun!

Photo credit: IceNineJon / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

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Kimberly's love of Disney began at an early age and grew even more when her family won a Walt Disney World vacation from a local radio station. She grew up visiting the parks every one to two years and is fascinated by Disney history and trivia. Whether at the parks or at home, Kimberly is constantly looking for hidden Mickeys. She enjoys sharing tips and helping others plan their Disney vacations. In addition to Frontierland Station, she can also be found writing for Park World Travel and selecting music for Park World Radio.

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