Sunday, 30 April 2017

Special News Update - Pandora - 30th April 2017

It's been a couple of weeks since I've done a proper news update. I have been wrapped up with a new real life work project, and sadly haven't had time. However, I cannot ignore the media preview of Pandora - The World of Avatar that happened at Disney's Animal Kingdom today. So here is an update with a bunch of interesting stuff from this Orlando expansion.

Obviously, SPOILERS. If you don't want to see anything about this new land, look away now.

Firstly, the animatronics that have been added for this new land are amazing, but also a bit frightening:



And if you've got 15 minutes and want to see where she fits in, here is a POV from Inside the Magic:



The other major ride to open is the Flight of Passage, which I've seen today as a cross between Soarin' and the Tower of Terror, so it will be interesting to see more about this, but we have seen another incredibly detailed Queue, with a massive "Avatar" animatronic:




As of yet, we haven't seen a POV of Flight of Passage, I'm sure that will appear (even given the rough nature of the ride) over the next month as the previews and soft opens occur. But this land is as much about the place than these two rides, So if you want to just look at the immersive environment they have build, So it's worth taking a look around:



And if you haven't heard the word Bioluminescence enough yet...



... it looks even better at night (which is apparently not fully operational).

And of course, no new land is complete without food, so here is a preview of the Satu'li Canteen:


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If you want a summary from one of the lucky media people that was able to tour the site today, check out this article in the Orlando Sentinel from Sarah Pedicini. Pandora: The World of Avatar opens May 27th at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

2 comments:

  1. I have family trip planned to Disney World this holidays, Pandora will be on the top of my list to visit and have fun time with them.

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    1. Have a great time! It does look seriously immersive this environment!

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