From the moment AVATAR was released, people were captivated by the mythical world of Pandora. When Disney announced that they would be working with James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to bring this world to life in the parks, they felt certain that the partnership of talent and imagination would produce an experience unlike any other ever created.
The combined team has taken huge steps forward in “imagineering” Pandora as a real place for guests to see, hear and touch. At the first-ever D23 Expo in Japan, they shared an early glimpse of the plans for AVATAR at Disney’spark and they wanted to share some of these breathtaking images and a short preview of what’s to come with all of you.
As these concept renderings show in epic scale, in the world of AVATAR guests will encounter awe-inspiring floating mountains and wander through a nighttime jungle of bioluminescent plants that are alive with light and sound. Guests will also discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a Banshee.
And the new AVATAR-inspired land won’t be the only change coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
As part of the largest expansion in the history of the park, we’ll be adding all-new entertainment experiences, including a new nighttime spectacular where live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery all combine to bring a show to Discovery River that will delight our guests and truly cap off their day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The park will introduce more nighttime entertainment as well, including live performers on Discovery Island and a new nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safaris.
As the world of AVATAR becomes real at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the energy and passion shared by Imagineers and the Lightstorm team for this monumental task continues to be remarkable.
For more info check out the Disney Parks Blog.
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