Here are the previously released Avatar Land concept art  pieces and other images:

A projected opening date for the land is still being touted for 2017, with no specific date. “Guests will encounter awe-inspiring floating mountains and wander through a nighttime jungle of bioluminescent plants that are alive with light and sound.” The land will offer the following experiences:

  • A Pirates of the Caribbean-like water ride.
  • And a flying simulator ride which will let guest “discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a Banshee.”
  • A walk through a bioluminescent jungle experience.
  • Outside Avatar Land, the Tree of Life will be transformed into the “Mother Tree” from Avatar at night using electronics and light projections during a new nighttime spectacular experience.

Update: At the Disney Parks D23 panel, it was revealed that the flying ride will be called “The Flight of Passage,” and serve as the centerpiece of Pandora: The World of Avatar. Guests will be able to experience the thrill of flight firsthand, “soar[ing] on Banshee over a vast alien world.”

The boar ride (which has not yet revealed a name) is described as “fluid, romantic, lyrical” and “emotional.” It’ll take guests through a glowing bioluminescent forest, populated by animatronic animals.

Finally, there’s a show called “Rivers of Light” opening next spring,which will combine live music, floating lanterns, water screens, and swirling animal imagery for an experience “unlike anything ever seen in Disney parks.”

More details here.

Pandora The World of Avatar

The new Avatar-themed land will be located between Africa and the Oasis and will encompass and expand beyond the area currently known as Camp Minnie-Mickey.  The new expansion will also include “all-new entertainment experiences, including a new nighttime spectacular where live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery all combine to bring a show to Discovery River that will delight our guests and truly cap off their day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The park will introduce more nighttime entertainment as well, including live performers on Discovery Island (pictured below) and a new nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safaris.”

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