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Awakening the Tree of Life for the Holidays at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

This holiday season, guests visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom will find festive new entertainment and holiday décor in every land.

At the heart of the park on Discovery Island, the Tree of Life awakens with a series of wintry tales, each told in a unique artistic style and complemented by a familiar and heartwarming holiday-inspired musical score. The Disney Parks Live Entertainment team has been working for months to bring this experience to life. Recently, they got their first glimpse of how these new moments will look on the iconic tree.

These winter “awakenings” are still very much a work in progress, as the team moves toward the November 8 debut when the Tree of Life will come alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.


  • It looks fantastic! I hope there will be some way for the Disney Parks Blog to Livestream this show sometime during the holiday season for your fans in other parts of the country–and world–who do not live near WDW.

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