Tree of Life Awakenings Move to Nightly Showings Starting November 5th at Animal Kingdom

Following an inconsistent schedule since returning to Animal Kingdom earlier this month, the Tree of Life Awakenings and Beacon of Magic projection shows will be shown nightly starting November 5th. With an early close on November 5th and Daylight Saving Time ending on November 6th, it will get dark early enough to present the projection shows before Disney’s Animal Kingdom closes.

Check out our videos below for a look at the return of the Tree of Life Awakenings and Beacon of Magic projection shows!

Tree of Life Awakenings – Lion King

The newest full awakening is themed to The Lion King, and debuted back in 2019 after an Annual Passholder preview of the Rivers of Light: We Are One nighttime show.

Tree of Life Awakening – Disney Medley

Enjoy scenes and music from various Disney stories that you might have encountered throughout your day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. From Pocahontas to Pandora, Tarzan to Finding Nemo, the Tree of Life connects your favorite stories to creatures sculpted into the iconic tree.

Follow a doe on a magical, sometimes treacherous journey through various landscapes as two creatures from the Tree of Life come alive in a whole new way

Beacon of Magic

While not a full Tree of Life “awakening”, the Beacon of Magic is a shorter show that plays throughout the night to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary.

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