New details revealed for Disney's The World of Avatar

Jade Burke

By Jade Burke

March 10th 2017 at 9:14AM
UPDATED March 10th 2017 at 11:18AM
New details revealed for Disney's The World of Avatar

Guests to Disney's Animal Kingdom will make the journey across the park's Discovery River into Pandora, where they will uncover waterfalls and floating mountains.

With the World of Avatar set to open in May, producers have revealed that guests will be ‘transferred light-years away’.

The all-new land will immerse attendees in the magical world of Avatar, which will boast floating mountains and bioluminescent rainforests.

"When guests come across the bridge, they are transferred light-years away, to the Alpha-Centauri solar system and Pandora," said Jon Landau, Avatar producer at Lightstorm Entertainment.

"It's an otherworldly, fully-themed experience."

Guests to Disney's Animal Kingdom will make the journey across the park's Discovery River into Pandora, where they will get a glimpse of waterfalls, as well as two expeditions: Avatar Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey.

Windtraders, the on-site store, will also offer fans a range of Na'vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more for fans to enjoy.

Joe Rohde, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, added: “We are taking our guests on a journey to this world in an experience that's as realistic and immersive as possible.

"In the movie, the world of Pandora is a setting for the action and characters whose story we follow.  Here, guests are the primary characters immersed in an extremely vivid, authentic experience."