If there are two things that families love doing together, it’s watching movies and visiting theme parks — particularly when it’s Disney World. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Disney Imagineering and James Cameron, you can now participate in an activity that seamlessly blends those two things together cohesively.
Dubbed “Pandora: The World of Avatar” and based off the immensely successful 2009 film Avatar, Disney Imagineers have spent the last seven years crafting and pouring over every detail of James Cameron’s world (and trying to figure out how the hell they could make those floating mountains). After many grueling years of painstaking work, Disney has finally flung open the vine-covered gates of Pandora for the throngs of guests to enjoy.
Whether you love some high-tech thrill rides of some of the best artificial scenery that Disney has ever created, Pandora is sure to have something that just about every member of the family can enjoy. It’s evident with every step you take that the Disney Imagineers truly spent an exorbitant amount of time working closely with James Cameron and his team of artists to bring this world to life.
As you traverse the natural paths and gaze at the mystery-holding floating mountains, you can’t help but feel a definite sense of transportation to a living, breathing world. Sixty artists toiled to make all 22 of the mountains feel uniquely different from the others.
Even with natural real plants interspersed with the mythical and fabricated designs of Pandora’s plants, no botanist would be able to define the vast foliage that lines the landscape. Disney Imagineers also fully acknowledge the fact that this world will be seen at night, which is why they’ve made Pandora to come to life in an entirely different way once the sun goes down.