First Look: Avatar to Come to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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From the moment the movie ‘Avatar’ was released, people were captivated by the mythical world of Pandora.

Disney World recently announced that they will be working with James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to bring this world to life in their parks.

Disney has taken huge steps forward in “imagineering” Pandora as a real place for guests to see, hear and touch. At the first-ever D23 Expo in Japan, Disney shared an early glimpse of the plans for ‘Avatar’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.

As these concept images show, 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.

And the new Avatar-inspired land won’t be the only change coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

As part of the largest expansion in the history of the park, Disney will be adding all-new entertainment experiences, including a new nighttime spectacular where live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery all combine to bring a show to Discovery River that will delight guests and truly cap off their day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The park will introduce more nighttime entertainment as well, including live performers on Discovery Island and a new nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Check out more concept photos below!