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Kristin Lai

After being in development for several years, Disney finally broke ground on their Avatar-themed park at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in January of this year with an opening date around 2017. With James Cameron collaborating with Disney's imagineers, Pandora: The Land of Avatar, is already expected to be a massive success.

Back in 2013, Cameron spoke to Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival for an interview and discussed what fans can hope to see in the park, promising: floating mountains, animatronic Na'vi, and numerous high-tech rides and attractions.

Today, Disney Park Blog released new information about one of the attractions, which will take riders though the waters of Pandora and a bioluminescent rainforest.

Here's the official statement from the Disney Parks Blog:

Pandora – The World of AVATAR will bring a variety of new experiences to the Park, including a family-friendly attraction called Na’vi River Journey. The adventure begins as guests set out in canoes and venture down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The full beauty of Pandora reveals itself as the canoes pass by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures. The journey culminates in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and sends positive energy out into the forest through her music.

Say no more, Disney, I'm already completely onboard and ready to book my trip. Now the challenge will be to wait for the park to open in 2017.

(Source: Disney Park Blog)


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