Walt Disney World Resort has transformed CGI into reality – it is opening Pandora, the magical world of Avatar, and we’re already planning to go there.
This newest massive expansion to Disney’s Animal Kingdom is scheduled to open its doors on May 27th. It will feature boat rides through a bioluminescent rainforest, walks under the floating mountains, and many other mysterious experiences. The journey through Pandora will culminate in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman who sends positive energy out into the forest through her music.
Bob Chapek, the chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, claimed that the new attraction represents a leap forward for the entire Florida resort. “From the place-making to the two extraordinary attractions that will be in the land – both the Na’vi River Journey as well as Avatar Flight of Passage – these promise to set new high-watermarks for our experiential magic we give our guests,” he said.
If you can’t wait for Avatar’s sequels (Avatar 2 is set for a December 2018 release, with Avatar 3 coming in 2020, Avatar 4 in 2022, and Avatar 5 in 2023), then real-life Pandora is the place to be!