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Builders working on Disney's soon-to-come Avatar-themed land have filed mysterious paperwork involving the project.

NEW DETAILS RELEASED ON 'THE LAND OF AVATAR'

The new Avatar-inspired "Pandora" land coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom will have floating mountains, several rides and animatronics like we've never seen at a Disney park, according to Avatar director, James Cameron.

Insiders said workers filed a "notice of commencement" under the code name "morpho." They said it is Disney's way of keeping project details a secret.

Ground was broken a year ago for the new Avatar attraction in Animal Kingdom.

Disney released the project's first renderings in October, which include a 3-D ride through the land of Pandora.

"This is going to be an attraction kind of like Soarin at Epcot or like the Simpson's ride at Universal where you have multiple levels of ride units in front of big IMAX-style screen," said Rober Niles, with Theme Park Insider.

The new attraction is expected to open in 2017.

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I feel like theres to much avatar and they could do better franchises than avatar


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I feel like theres to much avatar and they could do better franchises than avatar


While I agree about Avatar sucking, and it really is a terrible movie. Disney would be much better off not having it in the park. But, I haven't seen anything at all relating to Avatar, recently.
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I feel like theres to much avatar and they could do better franchises than avatar


While I agree about Avatar sucking, and it really is a terrible movie. Disney would be much better off not having it in the park. But, I haven't seen anything at all relating to Avatar, recently.

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I wonder if the entire land will be a clone of a different land but with blue people like the movies.
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Update on this.

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Another small Avatar Land reveal has taken place, once more on the Disney Parks Blog. The new Animal Kingdom development is under heavy vertical construction at this point, so I suppose it makes sense to give fans some more information on the project.

The above concept art is a bit of a puzzle when you first look at it, what helps is to take notice of the little blue people on the ground, which gives us some scale. So with that help we can gather that these are the huge floating mountains we've heard about, which will tower over the area (and apparently support themselves using some faux vines). As for what exactly the background structures are is unclear, though I think the focus of this piece of art is the flower and plants that will be found in Avatar Land.



Disney also released this video, which shows some of the amazing plants that Imagineers have created for Pandora... the bioluminescent flowers are beautiful. Not to mention the floor that glows as guests will walk over it! If one of the goals of the Avatar project is to keep guests in the park longer this will be a home run - everyone will pack the area once the sun goes down to see this stuff!
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I really want to see some of those bird things flying around as drones.
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More information from, D23 on this...

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Under construction for some time now, we finally have an official name for the new land at Animal Kingdom, Pandora: The World of AVATAR. Other details, such as the name of the area's e-ticket ride, called AVATAR Flight of Passage, were also revealed. Disney brought a giant model of the new area as well, showing off an incredibly details and dense land being created.

Also confirmed after being rumored for years, both Epcot and Disney California Adventure will premier Soarin' Around The World next year. The new films for the super-popular Soarin' rides will feature some of the most famous sights around the world.
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I really want to see some of those bird things flying around as drones.


Yeah, I do, too! :D
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New behind the scenes video. Looks impressive.

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They, including the world-class movie director, are really awesome! :D
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Looks pretty impressive! Animal Kingdom was one of my favorite Disney parks so I hope I can revisit soon.
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Looks like they did an amazing job! I'm always impressed by how realistic the new animatronics move.


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^^ Feel like in a fun botany! :D
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We have a POV for the new Flight of Passage attraction... in all honesty I really like it and think its perfect for WDW. I know some will disagree but just the views in the ride simulation and the queue of the attraction make it worth while.

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The full ride video looks seriously good. I'd love to go out to Florida and ride this. :)
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^ Please do for us! :D
- I have to prove that NL1 is still alive! Pack-a-punch tracks are, I personally feel, a LOT of fun! :)
- IMO, the ride stats are not everything in most cases! Never rely on the big numbers showing how tall, fast or long!


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