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This month, my family and I will be visiting Walt Disney World for our first-ever holiday experience at the parks! Since we’ll be staying at Port Orleans Riverside, all my trivia tidbits will be about this resort and pulled from the Unofficial Port Orleans Resort Guide.
Did you know . . .
It took hundreds of people working over 48 hours to re-plant the live oak tree (Quercus Virginiana) on Ol’ Man Island. It is the largest living oak tree ever to be transplanted, with an original height of 55 feet and a weight of approximately 85 tons (including box and dirt). This live oak, and its sister tree in front of Port Orleans Riverside, were transplanted from the site that now contains Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. A wooden plaque on the island reads as follows:
Ashley and I discovered this tree on a recent trip, when the two of us had some “girl time” and decided to stroll around the resort and take some pictures. I just love the history behind this awesome tree! Reminds me a lot of the Liberty Tree in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom.