First Look: AVATAR to Come to Life at Disney‚€™s Animal Kingdom ¬ę Disney Parks Blog
The preview was done at the first-ever D23 Expo in Japan, and some of the images are now online. The photo above features James Cameron, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs and Imagineer Joe Rohde looking at a model of the upcoming land. See concept art photos and learn more after the jump.Here are details on the new Avatar Land addition:So this confirms two rides and a walk-through experience for the new land:
Our combined team has taken huge steps forward in “imagineering” Pandora as a real place for our guests to see, hear and touch. 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.
- A Pirates of the Caribbean-like water ride (although its unclear if its an indoor dark ride like Pirates or an outside experience like Jungle Cruise).
- And a flying simulator ride which will let guest “discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a Banshee.” Could this be a retheming of Soarin (which is already in Disney’s California Adventure and Florida’s Epcot parks) or an entirely new ride system?
- A walk through a bioluminecent jungle experience