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AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: New Concept Art

AVATAR at Disney's Animal KingdomI’ll open with this: I’ve never seen AVATAR.

There, I said it.

Before you start writing letters (which, I think that’s great that you still write letters — it’s a lost art) keep in mind that I will see AVATAR. Someday.

AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will open in a few more years (according to a rough estimate from Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in his 2011 FAQ post on the DisneyParks Blog) and by then my kids will be old enough (or close to it) for the film’s PG-13 rating — not to mention the fact that we’ll need to watch it so we know what we’re looking at when we visit the park, because despite my lack of cinematic knowledge I am totally geeked about the experience promised by the Disney Imagineers. They do good work.

And what is it that Disney Imagineers have up their collective sleeve?

You’re in luck! This past week, at the first D23 Expo in Japan, Disney shared some plans and new concept art for the AVATAR expansion — and it looks incredible!

These first two concept renderings are intended to showcase the epic scale of the AVATAR-themed experience. Guests will enter the world of Pandora and encounter all of the geographical wonders within:

Avatar Animal Kingdom

Disney's Avatarland

This next one really intrigues me as the DisneyParks Blog reports that “guests will discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a Banshee” and that sounds amazing. Amiright?

Avatar at Walt Disney World

Seriously, now I can’t believe that I’ve never seen the movie. I don’t know if I can wait for AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to open before I see the film, I may have to rent the Blu-ray today!

Photos: DisneyParks Blog

Whit HoneaRead more from Whit Honea at his site Honea Express. You can follow Whit on the Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people).

 

 

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