Video Special: ATV Today takes a look at the World of Avatar, Pandora, which opened last week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Creator James Cameron and Walt Disney Company CEO and Chairman Bob Iger talk in the ATV Today video special about the project, from the original idea to the big screen version in CGI to the now real attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom which is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The video feature also brings footage of the the overgrown rainforest as well as other-worldly sights, sounds and scenes.
Last week, as we reported, Disney’s Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world complete with massive mountains floating in the sky,rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking flights for explorers soaring above an alien moon on the backs of great winged banshees.
The experience opened on May 27th with Pandora – The World of Avatar set to transform, transfix and transport Walt Disney World Resort guests to an all-new Disney land beyond belief – 4.4 light years away from Earth. Set with artifacts found throughout the Pandoran landscape, the dedication stage was a tapestry of sights and sounds. Drummers pounded out traditional rhythms, colorfully dressed performers led a procession full of pageantry and artful banners fluttered in the morning sky.
Inspired by the blockbuster motion picture AVATAR from filmmaker James Cameron, the new 12-acre land immerses guests in the lush world of Pandora in a time frame a generation after the human-Na’vi conflict in the Oscar-winning film.
In a collaboration of two master storytellers, Disney joined with Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment in a multi-year project to bring to life the mythical world of Pandora. The breathtaking, otherworldly beauty of Pandora that amazes by day will glow at night when bioluminescent flora and special nighttime programming add to the fascination guests will feel.