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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: New Tree of Life Images Amaze

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Yesterday, Disney Parks Blog author Tom Smith shared some brand new images of the Tree of Life, which in less than one week will begin its extraordinary nighttime “awakening.”

Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom

These sneak peek photos show some of what you can expect to see at Disney’s Animal Kingdom starting May 27. Each scene appears to emanate from within the iconic Tree of Life itself and reveals stories of wonder from the animal kingdom.

To learn more about how the Tree of Life – and the rest of Disney’s Animal Kingdom – will transform this summer, check out this previous blog post.


  • Arlene and Barbara – I think you are confusing this with the ‘Jungle Book: Alive With Magic’ show… which is listed as a limited engagement currently only scheduled through Sept. 5th. The Tree of Life ‘Awakening’ is a separate nightly event/show. I have been told that the fall hours have not been announced for AK yet as they are waiting for the new ‘Rivers of Life’ show to start (another night time show at AK). Whether or not the ‘Rivers of Life’ show will run in addition to the ‘Jungle Book: Alive With Magic’ over the summer I do not know. I too am waiting for those new fall/winter hours to be posted as we will be visiting after Thanksgiving…

  • I too am wondering as to how long the nighttime lights show and Tree of Life changes at AK is planned to show. We were planning on a May trip, but then they delayed the April 22nd opening. Now we are going in Sept but the times for AK only go to 5pm for the week we are there, making me think AK will no longer have the shows. Sad and discouraged because I was real excited about this new innovative show. 🙁

  • This looks fantastic! I hate that we can no longer click on a photo and make it larger to view. It is really hard to see the details in the two smaller photos.

  • I was really looking forward to this new nighttime adventure at Animal Kingdom, but it looks like it stops 5th Sept!!!! Is this definite? I am coming in October ??

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