Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced a few years back that they would be partnering with visionary director James Cameron and Fox studios to bring the immense ‘Avatar’ world to life in a new park expansion. It is poised to be one of the biggest park expansions in Disney Resort history, and last Sunday at D23, Alpha Centauri Expeditions founder Marshall Lamm and Imagineer Joe Rohde had some new details to share on the project. The park expansion will be called Pandora – The World of Avatar, and the plan is to include lush mountains and gigantic areas of bio-luminescent forestry, reminiscent of James Cameron’s ground breaking spectacle.
After discussing many technical details about the new park expansion, the presentation concluded with a Na’vi animatronic, stating that she can’t wait for the members of the audience to discover the new park for themselves. As you can see for yourself in the video below, the animatronic is one of the most life-life robots yet introduced into the Disney parks, which is an incredibly high bar to hit.
It’s exciting to see that Disney parks is continuing to push the boundaries between what is real and what is fabricated, in order to completely envelop their guests into a truly different world, and an entirely distinct experience. I look forward to experiencing this park expansion for myself, when it opens (supposedly) next summer. Disney has been working on this ambitious project since 2014, and when the park department sets their mind to something, it tends to get done, and done well. James Cameron is currently on pre-production work on his four Avatar sequels, planned to hit theatres in 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2023. Hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer to jump back into this massive, and impeccably beautiful universe.