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Walt Disney World Orlando Sights

Tree of Life—It's Tough to be a Bug!

  • Amusement Park/Water Park
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/17/2015

Fodor's Review

A monument to all Earth's creatures, the park's centerpiece is an imposing 14 stories high and 50 feet wide at its base. Its 100,000-plus leaves are several shades of green fabric, each carefully placed for a realistic effect. Carved into its thick trunk, gnarled roots, and soaring branches—some of which are supported by joints that allow them to sway in a strong wind—are nearly 350 intricate animal forms that include a baboon, a whale, a horse, the mighty lion, and even an ankylosaurus. Outside, paths tunnel underneath the roots as the fauna-encrusted trunk towers overhead.

The path leads you inside the tree trunk, where you get a bug's-eye view of life. The witty 3-D film adventure It's Tough to be a Bug! is modeled on the animated film A Bug's Life from Disney-Pixar. Special effects spray you with "poison," zap you with a swatter, and even poke you with a stinger—all in good fun.

Although the show has something for all ages, it's very loud. Some

effects frighten young children. For people with disabilities: Wheelchair accessible, but, to fully experience all the special effects, guests using wheelchairs should transfer to a seat. Equipped with reflective captioning and for audio-description and assisted-listening devices. If you have a service animal, check with a host before entering the theater. FastPass+ is offered; enter across from the Disney Outfitters store via the Discovery Island Trails.

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Sight Information

Address:

Discovery Island, Walt Disney World, Florida, 32830, United States

Sight Details:

  • Duration: 20 mins. Crowds: Moderate to Heavy. Audience: All but young kids.

Updated 04/17/2015

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