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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