Guests apparently try to climb Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By Ashley Carter, Attractions Insider
Last Updated: Monday, December 04, 2017, 1:31 PM EST

Multiple guests were apparently feeling “adventurous” during a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom over the weekend, according to a post on Reddit.

  • 4 people reportedly tried to climb Tree of Life
  • In picture on Reddit, person is seen climbing base of tree
  • Climbing the Tree of Life is not allowed

Four people attempted to climb the Tree of Life on Sunday, according to the Reddit thread, which included a picture showing a person scaling the base of the tree.

The post goes on to say that the guests were “spoken to" by park security. It’s not known whether they were trespassed and banned from Disney World.


The Tree of Life is 145 feet tall and 50 feet wide at the base. It features more than 300 detailed animal carvings on its exterior. The tree is also home to the 3D attraction “It’s Tough to be a Bug!,” which has a queue that winds through its roots.

Guests can get a closer look at it by walking through the Discovery Island Trails. However, climbing the tree is certainly not allowed.

This wouldn't be the first time a guest climbed a large structure at Disney World. In 2015, a man scaled the pyramid at the Mexico Pavilion during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival.

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