The newly remodeled and expanded area in front of the Tree of Life was unveiled a few weeks ago.
The area has all-new “roots”, featuring additional animal carvings like those found around the Tree of Life trunk. This new area by Discovery Island provides a better, much less crowded photo opportunity for guests to snap a photo in front of the tree.
Disney is now also using this area for small animal shows during the day, which is another great addition to Discovery Island.
Part of the reason that some guests leave Disney’s Animal Kingdom early is because of the lack of a nighttime show to end the day. All of that is going to change soon. Rivers of Light will be held on and around Discovery River.
It will feature live music, water screens, floating lanterns, and more. But, no fireworks to frighten the animals and park’s wildlife!
A highlight is expected to be the addition of 200,000 twinkling, LED illumination lights to the Tree of Life, which is having all of its leaves replaced for the new production.
Rivers of Life is expected to open sometime in the spring of 2016.
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