You think what you look at is a real tree. I should disappoint you. For those who don’t know. It is a massive fourteen story (145 ft) tall artificial tree that has been the icon of Disney's Animal Kingdom since it opened on April 22, 1998. Engineered from a refitted Oil platform, it is located in the center of the park. On the exterior of it are carved images of 325 animals. Inside the Tree of Life is ‘It's Tough to be a Bug!’, a 3-D film hosted by Flick, from ‘A Bug's Life’. It is similar to the tree of Rafiki from The Lion King, though on a much larger scale. There is a hidden Mickey on this tree.