Expanded viewing areas coming to the Tree of Life Awakenings

Apr 14, 2017 in "The Tree of Life"

Tree of Life Awakens
Posted: Friday April 14, 2017 9:28am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The hugely popular Tree of Life Awakenings at Disney's Animal Kingdom will soon have expanded viewing areas.

Beginning late May 2017, it will be possible to see the Awakenings from both the front and back side of the Tree of Life.

Currently the show can only be seen from directly in-front of the Tree, along the busy entry and exit route to the park.

The new viewing areas will be located along the walkway from Africa to Asia.

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djkidkazOct 17, 2017

Was just there tonight. Looks exactly the same as it does on the front of the tree. Sorry, no video.

brb1006Oct 16, 2017

Has anyone footage since then?

djkidkazOct 16, 2017

Yes it’s done and working.

eggMay 21, 2017

These awakenings must be quite popular. I don't find that surprising. They are excellent... absolutely excellent! On the front, all but one of the sequences start with a yellow light landing on the animal that will "awaken." But since the back of the tree doesn't have those animals, I wonder what they'll do. So they creatively built these new tree of life roots in the original viewing area, to hide the projectors. For example, here's one of them: But the projectors in the new viewing area aren't going to be hidden? I hope what we're seeing isn't the finished product, because if so, well... that weakens the "magic."

MisterPenguinMay 21, 2017

Anyone know any more of the backside of Awakenings? It's supposed to start "late May." Seen or heard of any tests? Heard of a starting date... perhaps this coming Saturday along with the Pandora debut?

RustySporkApr 21, 2017

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21stampsApr 21, 2017

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