Discovery Island is your gateway to this fantastic kingdom. Explore the lush nature trails filled with amazing animals, see how many creatures you can name on the massive Tree of Life, and get zapped down to the size of a bug for an experience unlike any other.
Pictures of Discovery Island
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the park’s iconic Tree of Life has grown new roots. Featuring new animals that make up the circle of life, from tiny bugs to large crocodiles, the expanded roots also offer a widened walkway for guests visiting Discovery Island. The 145-foot tall structure is covered in more than 103,000 leaves and debuted as the park’s icon at the park’s opening in 1998. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Todd Anderson, photographer)