Tree of Life is losing its branches
Walt Disney World:
Branch falls off Tree of Life; It's Tough to be a Bug closed.
This week on Monday apparently 3 branches fell off the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom. From what I was told from a friend that works there is 3 branches from the artificial tree fell and landed next to a bench where some guests were seated. Disney temporarily closed the paths leading around the tree as well as the It's Touch to be a Bug show since it is right underneath the tree while they inspect the tree and figure out what caused that failure.
My question is, why is there branches falling off of an artificial tree that is built to withstand hurricane force winds? Doesn't make me feel safe walking under that tree anymore knowing I could get smacked right upside the head by a 5 pound artificial branch.
I also just saw that screamscape.com also reported on hearing about this incident.
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"3 branches from the artificial tree fell and landed next to a bench where some guests were seated."
Would have scared the living poop outta me!
That's so strange because my friends who work there (most of my friends from the Jungle Cruise) say it was one branch that fell near a guest area, not on guest and that the area is still closed. However, falling branches is a bad thing,
It's NOT an "accident!" it's another effect. The park experience is now more interactive.
Just curious whether parks regularly inspect stationary features like the Tree. I'd imagine so, but you would think cracks would have been noticeable way before something like this happened.
I bet the tree has bugs in it, oh wait it does. Anyways, I'm glad nobody was hurt, but the good thing is no complaining parents at ITTBAB at the moment :P
Guy I know from another forum had a real (rather large) branch fall on his head while sitting near Panda Express at Cedar Point several years back.
I bet that was a killer sneezing baby panda.
First the Yeti, now this; what's next? a lion gets loose? a dinosaur falls over the ride?
How about a Dino getting loose!
Jurassic Park already did that.......
"If the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists"
The animatronics might not, but I can't vouch for the cast members - depends on how long they've been frozen in position without a break.
We were at Animal Kingdom on 4/27, and was told the Tree of Life (& Tough to be a bug) were closed due to a lightening strike on the tree the week before.
ITTBAB has reopened, but a net is above the queue.
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