Before I describe this upside down Hidden Mickey on the Tree of Life, let’s review a few tidbits.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom includes 500 acres divided into five themed lands: Africa, DinoLand U.S.A., Discovery Island, Asia and Pandora – The World of Avatar.
Discovery Island is considered the park hub and home of the The Tree of Life
Ten artists and three Imagineers worked full-time for 18 months to create the 325 animal carvings on The Tree of Life.
Sculptors had between six and 10 hours to create the finished image before the plaster hardened.
The 145-foot tall structure is covered in more than 103,000 leaves and debuted as the park’s icon at the park’s opening in 1998.
Includes five-shades-of-green leaves that blow in the wind.
And happily for me there are a few Hidden Mickeys.
Some of the Hidden Mickeys have faded through the years, including this upside down Hidden Mickey, it is difficult to find now ( this is an older photo). It is located on the back of The Tree of Life, and was visible from the path between Africa and Asia. To find it, look above the eye of the hippopotamus.