Authentic Details Bring to Life Pandora — The World of AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


With so many new attractions and such coming to the Walt Disney World Resort, it’s almost hard to keep up with the latest and greatest. We’ve talked a lot about Hollywood Studios and what’s coming there, but it’s been awhile since we’ve talked about the Avatar expansion coming to Animal Kingdom! Here’s a little more information courtesy of Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks~

As many of you know, there’s an incredible lineup of new attractions and experiences coming to all four Walt Disney World theme parks this summer. And among our latest updates, we also looked further into the future and shared new details on how Pandora – The World of AVATAR will come to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2017.

Imagineer Joe Rohde and Lightstorm Entertainment film producer Jon Landau shared a quick hint at what to expect in the new 12-acre land inspired by James Cameron’s film “AVATAR” during a special presentation at the Walt Disney World Resort.

They showed how the land will take on new life at night with bioluminescent flora and special nighttime immersive programming that’ll add a magical touch.


And how you’ll be transported to the world of Pandora – alive with amazing creatures and “glowing” ground beneath your feet.


You’ll also notice realistic details during your adventures, including special Na’vi artifacts seen throughout the land.

“We want the world of Pandora to be believable,” Jon said. “When visitors come to Pandora they’ll experience and they’ll believe — and they’ll look at the world a little bit differently.”

A big thank you to the Disney Parks Blog for the update! Keep tuned to TMSM for more details on what’s to come at Animal Kingdom and across the Walt Disney World Resort!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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