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An 'Avatar'-themed park is coming to Disney World next summer - here's how it will look

An 'Avatar'-themed park is coming to Disney World next summer - here's how it will look
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Construction first began on the Avatar-inspired land at Disney World in 2014.

Construction first began on the Avatar-inspired land at Disney World in 2014.

Source: Disney Parks

It's being designed by Disney Imagineers and director James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment.

It

In February 2015, Disney Parks showed off the first concept art for the park which will transform Disney's Animal Kingdom into the world of Pandora.

In February 2015, Disney Parks showed off the first concept art for the park which will transform Disney

Director James Cameron has been working closely with Disney to bring the world to life from his imagination.

Director James Cameron has been working closely with Disney to bring the world to life from his imagination.

The park will consist of hundreds of plants such as this one.

The park will consist of hundreds of plants such as this one.

In 2015, Disney Parks showed off a cool carpet that will change colors as guests walk across it.

In 2015, Disney Parks showed off a cool carpet that will change colors as guests walk across it.

Here's a closer look at it lit up in the dark. Look at how the carpet reacts when weight is placed on it.

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This looks like it will be part of the park's bioluminescent forest it teased in 2013. Here's a rendering for it at nighttime.

This looks like it will be part of the park

And here's how that will look in the daytime.

And here

One of the rides in Pandora will take you on the back of a mountain banshee, the giant bird-like creatures the Na'vi ride in "Avatar."

One of the rides in Pandora will take you on the back of a mountain banshee, the giant bird-like creatures the Na

Here's a look at the motion simulator ride behind the scenes. It will be called "Avatar: Flight of Passage."

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It will allow guests to ride upon banshees with flying scenes shown on screens, similar to Disney's "Soarin'" ride. According to Variety, vehicles will move along to the action in a theater.

It will allow guests to ride upon banshees with flying scenes shown on screens, similar to Disney

Source: Variety

 

 

"Riding the ikranay is a thrill," says Cameron. "You're gonna plunge, you're gonna dive, you're gonna see the world flying through it."

"Riding the ikranay is a thrill," says Cameron. "You

Here's concept art for a boat ride through the Na'vi's world at night.

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"The Na'vi River Journey is this beautiful, lyrical ride into the bioluminescent forest," says Disney Imagineering senior VP of creative Joe Rhode.

"The Na

Here are the floating mountains in "Avatar" the movie.

Here are the floating mountains in "Avatar" the movie.

Here's how they'll look in Disney World.

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The Disney Imagineers will make it appear as if they're floating up high.

The Disney Imagineers will make it appear as if they

Those won't be the only things to see in Pandora. The main restaurant will be named Satu'li Canteen and will also have Na'vi art and cultural items.

Those won

A store called Windtraders will sell science kits in addition to toys and other Na'vi items.

A store called Windtraders will sell science kits in addition to toys and other Na

Pongu Pongu will serve other themed drinks in Pandora.

Pongu Pongu will serve other themed drinks in Pandora.

You can watch the latest behind-the-scenes video for "Pandora: The World of Avatar" below. The park will open in Animal Kingdom some time in summer 2017.

You can watch the latest behind-the-scenes video for "Pandora: The World of Avatar" below. The park will open in Animal Kingdom some time in summer 2017.
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