Monday, April 23, 2012

T...Is For Tree of Life

Disney's Tree of Life

Different View

Up Close


Galapagos Tortoise

The Tree of Life is a massive 145-foot masterpiece sculpted by more than a dozen artists. It is 14 stories high, just to give you some perspective.

With 325 animal carvings on the outside, the 50-foot wide artificial tree is the centerpiece of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

A theater is housed in the Tree Of Life root system where It's tough to be a bug! show is performed.  Paths known as Discovery Island Trails weave around and through this homage to nature. 

As you stroll the trails you will see a whirling tapestry of 325 animals carved into the bark of the massive attraction. You will see creatures such as Galapagos tortoises, lemurs and cotton-top tamarins.  

I would love to go to Florida, even if it was just to see this tree! 

Has anyone seen this tree up close and personal? If so, how was your experience?

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I feel it not. I believe in God even when He is silent. *Written on a wall in a concentration camp*

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Wanda said...

Nope, I hadn't seen it. I wasn't even aware it existed but it's pretty cool looking tree.

nutschell said...

that is a beautiful sculpture! so cool that you got to see it:)
Happy A-Zing!

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