Discovery Island at Disney's Animal Kingdom

After you have journeyed through the lush foliage of the Oasis at the entrance of Disney's Animal Kingdom, you will find yourself in the hub of the park – Discovery Island where you will be met by a breathtaking view of the iconic Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Standing 145 feet high with branches fanning out 165 feet across, the Tree of Life is a jaw-dropping technical marvel.

A celebration of the beauty and diversity of animal life on planet Earth, the tree features over 320 animals carved into its trunk, branches, and roots.

It's Tough to Be a Bug

Venture underneath those roots and you'll find the entrance to the It's Tough to Be a Bug theater where you will come face to face with Flik, Hopper, and many other characters from Disney-Pixar's A Bug's Life in a 3D show featuring audio-animatronics.

But be sure not to rush through the queue of this one.

Even if there is no one else in line, take the time to enjoy the stroll, as it offers some of the best, up-close views of the carvings on the Tree of Life.


If you've worked up an appetite during your day in the park, stop into Flame Tree Barbecue for mouth-watering barbecue or Pizzafari for pizza, pasta, and hot Italian-style sandwiched.

Even if you don't plan to eat, you may want to walk through these restaurants just to get a look at the intricate, vibrantly colorful animal carvings that cover almost every surface.

One of the best-kept secrets in Animal Kingdom that many guests overlook is The Discovery Island Trails.

Beautifully landscaped paths wrapping around the Tree of Life, these trails offer visitors views of lemurs, kangaroos, giant Galapagos tortoises, exotic birds and more!

Be sure not to miss them!

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