Today, back in 1989, the Tower of Life was put in to place at the former Wonders of Life Pavilion at Epcot.
This 75-foot-tall, colorful landmark was a replica of DNA weighing in at 25 metric tons in shades of turquoise, magenta, gold and silver and greeted guests as they entered the Wonders of Life.
So just how tall would a human being have to be to have that DNA molecule inside of their body? Considering that the average DNA strand would stretch six inches end to end, they would need to be six million miles tall. Whoa.
To read more from the Vintage Walt Disney World series, check out the posts below:
- Vintage Walt Disney World: The Disney Wonder Debuts
- Vintage Walt Disney World: What Does Disney History Have in Common with the Summer Games?
- Vintage Walt Disney World: Honoring the London 2012 Games at Epcot
Vintage Walt Disney World: The Tower of Life Debuts at Epcot by Nate Rasmussen: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog