Netting Comes Down Around the Disney Animal Kingdom Tree of Life

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Animal Kingdom, Dateline Disney World, Walt Disney World

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Published on October 16, 2014 at 3:00 am with 17 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • jcruise86

    THANKS for posting the good photos!
    Hopefully the rest of the view-blocking net will be down soon.
    The Jungle Trek if also one of my favorite things at the AK.

  • imagineer97

    No visible construction on Avatar yet…at this rate it won’t open until 2020!

    • yellowrocket

      Avatar is well into construction – there’s just nothing visible from public areas.

      • napamaninsocal

        If you take one of the hotel buses you can see where all the cranes and construction is going on.

    • solarnole

      King Kong at Universal will be done before Avatar even though they started three years after Disney.

      My guess is that the arrogant imagineers are busy wasting tons of money to add their likeness somewhere like the ceiling mural in Be our guest or the VP oil painting in new Fantasyland which have nothing to do at all with Beauty and the Beast and detract from the theme.

      How many years does it take to make a Soarin clone?

  • tooncity

    Iger’s Disco Yeti Rules! So retro 70’s

  • Big D

    Jungle Trek is awesome. I’m beginning to think that the Komodo Dragon is an animatronic though. I have a picture of him from 2006 that look identical to what you posted, and then I took another picture that is exactly same just last month.

  • ChrisNJ

    AK has so many beautiful details. My favorite thing to do there is to get a drink from Royal Anandapur Tea and sit – let the tea and view do it’s magic.

    Hoping the Rivers of Light aren’t visible like those at DCA. UGH – I get sick thinking about it.

  • martinjbell1986

    Someone should rent a drone to fly above the construction site. Not sure of the legality of this though….

    • CaptainAction

      To see Avatar?

  • Jabroniville

    What’s with those nets in the first place? Safety?

    • solarnole

      They were built to protect the park guests from falling Tree of Life branches and bad IP but now that Avatar is being built they are removing them.

  • danielz6

    I think bugs life should be replaced soon. Being the signature attraction within the parks icon, I think the park deserves better. Maybe an impressions de France type movie, highlighting the major ecosystems in the world.

    • solarnole

      I think it would be better as a fancy sit down restaurant with views of the tree. 3D movies got old and dated real fast just look at Avatar.

  • MammyNun

    Thanks for the update!

    I hope the Discovery Island Trail is open before our next trek out there…

  • danielz6

    I still think a movie based attraction would be cool, as long as the footage is stunning, or a Mystic Rhythms type show which is fantastic in Disney Sea. A restaurant is a cool idea too, definitely better than the bug show.

    • solarnole

      Any indoor air conditioned space is badly needed at animal kingdom. Plus the park is really weak on sit down restaurants and does not even have a signature one.