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James Cameron and Disney Unveil Footage of Pandora: The World Of Avatar

Registration now open for Annual Passholder Previews for Pandora in Ankimal Kingdom

Avatar, a phenomenon that began in 2009, is now being brought to life at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom. James Cameron and Disney have given us our first look into the beautiful world of Pandora opening to the public this summer!

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This special behind-the-scenes look at the new and one of kind section of Animal Kingdom gives us a glimpse of the sheer magnitude and ingenuity that Disney pours into their attractions. From the floating islands to the glowing forests, park-goers will be able to experience the world of Avatar first hand in an interactive way only Disney provides.

The video give us our first looks at the concepts for attractions, Avatar: Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey. We also get a glimpse at the Floating Mountains as well as some of the technology that will help create such an immersive landscape.

James Cameron comments, “They are using the absolute cutting-edge technology that’s never been applied before.” Joe Rohde, Senior VP Creative of Walt Disney Imagineering, adds, “This is a huge ensemble job; Digital design artists, structural engineers, robotics technicians. That’s a stunning amount of innovation to make one believable world.”

Pandora: The World of Avatar will open to the public this Summer 2017 as a part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. ¬†Are you excited to experience this immersive world and meet the Na’vi? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Avatar is my favorite movie ever, so when I heard that Disney was doing a Pandora area, I was tickled! I can’t handle any thrill rides, so I often feel left out, but if this ride is like Soarin’, then even I can do that. Now I can’t wait to go back to Florida!

  2. Any more insider info on the Flight of Passage ride? I am hoping for more of a thrill ride like the, dare I say, Harry Potter 3D ride in Universal and not like another Soarin’.

  3. I’ll be at WDW first week of November. Not going to queue up for Avatar stuff. I’m thrilled that it will draw people away from the stuff I enjoy, though. As many of us are already aware, new attractions pull insane numbers that create insane wait times. And then the new stuff breaks a lot. This gives me a chance at reasonable times for Soarin’ and Frozen, the mine train, Midway Mania etc.

    • It will make AK busier, raising waits for all attractions there, but early in the day Everest and Dinosaur will be lighter. As for the other parks, it should have little to no effect on current operations, so the waits at those rides you mentioned will still be equally as high. If it actually brings new guests to WDW, the waits at all rides will bump up.

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