Officials at Walt Disney World have finally released the first renderings of the Avatar themed Land at Animal Kingdom and what the new world will include.
The new theme park section will allow fans of the epic science fiction film to step into the world of Pandora. Disney renderings show scenes from the film coming to life, including bio-luminescent rainforests and floating mountains. Attractions will include a simulation ride that will give guests the feeling of soaring into the sky with a Banshee, one of the bird-like beasts featured in the movie.
Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said “guests will encounter awe-inspiring floating mountains and wander through a nighttime jungle of bioluminescent plants that are alive with light and sound.”
The Animal Kingdom’s expansion will also include evening entertainment, including a night version of the Kilimanjaro Safari and live performances at Discovery Island.
The new Avatar themed world is scheduled to open in 2017.