Disney is offering a peek at its new attraction at Animal Kingdom, Pandora-The World of Avatar, ahead of the official opening next month on May 27. The entertainment giant said the attraction was built on 12 acres and is part of the largest expansion in the park’s history.
Disney was preparing to release information on the number of jobs that will be created and the impact on the economy its newest attraction, Pandora – The World of Avatar – will have on Central Florida when it opens on May 27.
The attraction will feature a bioluminescent rainforest, dining, shopping and two new rides – Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey.
Situated in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora covers 12 acres and is part of the largest expansion in the park’s history, Disney said.
Park employees have undergone intense training to make the Pandora experience as real as possible, officials said.
Among other things, cast members are learning the Na'vi language used in the movie.
The movie's gravity-defying floating mountains have been recreated for the Animal Kingdom attraction.
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Disney’s newest attraction at Animal Kingdom, Pandora - The World of Avatar, will include the movie’s gravity-defying floating mountains at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
"The floating mountains that are here in the world of 'Avatar' are completely jaw dropping," Disney imagineer Matt Beiler said.
"You can walk directly under them and they tower above your head. And what's really interesting is that you can walk completely around them and every view from every different angle is completely new and unique and amazing.”