Lou Mongello / Friday, September 21st, 2007
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s massive “Tree of Life” is made up of more than 100,000 leaves that actually blow in the wind. They are made up of transparent leaves, as well as leaves colored in five different shades of green.
- The 100,000 leaves on the “Tree of Life” is only about 1/3 as many as there are in the Swiss Family Treehouse in the Magic Kingdom!”
- At over 14-stories tall, the majestic Tree of Life dominates the skyline over Animal Kingdom. It stretches over 165 feet across and is made up of over 100,000 leaves and a trunk that is fifty feet wide. At 145 feet tall, the Tree of Life, the majestic centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, is just a little smaller than the tallest attraction in Walt Disney World, which is the Tower of Terror (at 199 feet). It’s also smaller than Cinderella Castle, which comes in at about 189 feet tall! Like the Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle, the Tree of Life serves as a beautiful centerpiece to Animal Kingdom, and the surrounding area is filled with various wildlife
- The more than 100,000 branches span over 165 feet across. After 18 months of construction, 20 artists carved the trunk, branches and roots with 325 animals.