It's Tough to be a Bug!

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

Delve into the insect world beneath the Tree of Life on Discovery Island for a humorous show hosted by Flik from “A Bug’s Life” and featuring a pint-sized cast of animated and Audio-Animatronics characters. 3-D effects, creepy sensations, and yucky smells can terrify the bug-wary. Queue offers close-up views of the tree’s animal sculptures. Look for hilarious movie posters in the “lobby.” Air-conditioned, 430-seat theater. Outdoor queue is uncovered. Special effects may be too intense for some. Wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening. Reflective captioning. The entrance is marked on the map on 5623. KidTip: “Sit between two grown-ups in case you get scared.”

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Scope: -Ticket
Ages: Ages 6 & up
Thrill Factor: Dark, smells, bug noises,

Duration: 8 min.
FastPass: Yes
Bonus: This attraction is open during Morning Extra Magic Hours (but not evening Extra Magic Hours).

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Readers Rating: (rated by 152 PassPorter readers)

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53.73% of our readers would definitely visit It's Tough to be a Bug! again.

I would definitely visit this attraction again!
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What PassPorter Readers Think of It's Tough to be a Bug! (20 comments):

I still find this show fun.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 8 on 06/27/2016 at 1:17:47 pm EDT

Fun show.
Disneygirl288 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/25/2016 at 9:23:25 pm EDT

Cute show.
gardengalWDW gave this a rating of 7 on 06/24/2016 at 2:22:47 am EDT

Funny show but parts of it can be really scary for young kids.
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 6 on 06/20/2016 at 8:55:36 pm EDT

Funny show with some great surprises. Parts may be a little scary for younger kids.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 8 on 06/20/2016 at 12:33:36 pm EDT

This is a great attraction. The level of detail in the tree of life and the movie posters in the queue are so much fun to look at while waiting to go in. We leave laughing every time.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/19/2016 at 9:35:54 am EDT

Love this ride, don't sit in front row with little kids, my daughter is 17 and is still scared to see show because we sat right in front where the surprise guest comes out.
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/16/2016 at 7:19:19 pm EDT

Kind of scary...not sure I would take little ones
gances gave this a rating of 5 on 06/15/2016 at 11:11:22 am EDT

Very cool. younger kids will enjoy. Que is interesting in the tree of life. Same show for many years.
handette gave this a rating of 8 on 06/13/2016 at 7:11:41 pm EDT

I really enjoy this show. It does show its age a bit, but it is a nice and relaxing one too.
loveariel gave this a rating of 7 on 06/10/2016 at 4:19:36 pm EDT

When this show is on with everything working right, it's great!
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 8 on 06/09/2016 at 9:16:50 pm EDT

Nice to get inside, the show is cute with a few surprises.
Big G gave this a rating of 8 on 06/05/2016 at 6:12:40 pm EDT

Clever with some surprises. Small kids can be scared, so know your child's fear level well. Enjoy the punny posters in the queue area!
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 7 on 06/05/2016 at 12:08:30 pm EDT

I go to this again and again for a nice respite from the sun and hearing the screams of the first timers when the roaches run out. I love it!!
phytage gave this a rating of 6 on 06/05/2016 at 11:49:01 am EDT

The show and effects are entertaining. I always ride at least twice. Once to enjoy the show and the other to watch the people in the audience especially at the exiting of the insects. I watched a woman holding her child, telling him it wasn't real. She did really well with that until the exiting!
Missi gave this a rating of 8 on 06/04/2016 at 5:20:59 pm EDT

This show is so funny and the special effects are fantastic! Don't miss this attraction.
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 8 on 06/03/2016 at 10:13:59 pm EDT

Zatrina gave this a rating of 7 on 06/01/2016 at 7:30:37 pm EDT

Very funny movie Love It
cutiepie gave this a rating of 8 on 05/31/2016 at 11:26:43 am EDT

They did a great job with the effects. The waiting area can be cramped, and it has a low ceiling.
dodgersle gave this a rating of 9 on 05/27/2016 at 3:40:51 pm EDT

Great for kiddos. Very funny.
txtink gave this a rating of 10 on 05/27/2016 at 12:37:06 pm EDT

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