[Movies] Concept Art for Avatar-themed Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.12.2013
Visit Pandora in person...
The Disney Parks Blog has released a first look at the concept art for the upcoming Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom. You can check out the artwork images that were released below.
Disney is collaborating with James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to create the attraction. Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts said on the collaboration: "Our combined team has taken huge steps forward in 'imagineering' Pandora as a real place for our guests to see, hear and touch. At the first-ever D23 Expo in Japan, we shared an early glimpse of the plans for AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom park and I wanted to share some of these breathtaking images and a short preview of what's to come with all of you.
"As these concept renderings show in epic scale, 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. As for the location of the land in Animal Kingdom, D23 says: "The new Avatar-themed land will be located between Africa and the Oasis and will encompass and expand beyond the area currently known as Camp Minnie-Mickey. The Festival of the Lion King is moving its tribal celebration to an all-new theater in the Africa section of the park."
Staggs added: "As part of the largest expansion in the history of the park, we'll 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 our 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."