Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Disney World After Dark: A Tree - Part I

This is the first of two Disney World After Dark installments that will feature the Tree of Life. The photograph featured above was taken at dusk. Next week we'll look at the Animal Kingdom icon at night.

For a little about the Tree of Life, let's read from The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom.

"The Tree of Life is one of the most amazing pieces of art ever created by WDI. It's beautiful and meaningful, and captures the essence of this park at a glance. It's a poetic statement of the majesty of nature, the stunning diversity of animals, and our respect for our place in the world, and underscores the ideal that all of these elements can co-exist harmoniously. In our story, the animals are not carved into the surface - they're grown out from it. As one approaches the Tree and the animal forms begin to reveal themselves, it becomes clear that there is almost no tree at all. That tree is the animal kingdom."

More to follow...

Note: excerpt from The Imagineering Field Guide to Disney's Animal Kingdom, by The Imagineer's, pg. 34.

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