Disney recently announced details regarding Avatar Land, the immersive new world planned for Walt Disney World Orlando. Concept art, renderings, and a model photo were also released, along with details of new nighttime entertainment coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron, Walt Disney Imagineering is bringing the land of Pandora to life, inspired by Cameron’s “Avatar.” The new land will feature floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and soaring Banshees, all part of the largest expansion in Disney’s Animal Kingdom history.
Even though details are scarce regarding the experiences and entertainment planned for Avatar Land, a few hints have been given in the concept art. A boat ride though the glowing world of Pandora looks intriguing, while after-dark entertainment centered around and above Discovery River, including live performers on Discovery Island, and a new night version of Kilimanjaro Safaris are also planned. You can also see a glowing version of the Tree of Life seen in this artwork, linking the park’s icon to the world of Avatar, in which a glowing tree is at the center of the film’s Na’vi race.
Contruction is set to begin soon and Avatar Land will debut at the Animal Kingdom in 2016.
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