Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Footage of Pandora: The World of Avatar Shows Impressive New Animal Kingdom Land

Disney World has started to give select media outlets tours of the all new Pandora: The World of Avatar expansion at Animal Kingdom.  Naturally this means that there has been a steady flood of new content posted from inside the land, and I must say it all looks very beautiful.

While the grand opening is still several weeks away (May 27th), we can now get a look inside Pandora.  If you're waiting to see the land in person, then obviously do not watch any of these videos as they are big spoilers!

The DIS filmed this daytime tour of Pandora, showing off the exotic plants and other features of the land.  The floating islands work perfectly in person, and from the film really look like they're hovering on their own.  The level of detail that can be found in the area is pretty top notch.

Pandora really comes alive at night, when the plants of the area reveal their bioluminescence for all to see.  This clip, also from The DIS, shows a look at parts of the expansion after the sun has set.  Lighting like this never looks as good on film as it does in person, so I think we're all in for a real treat considering how pretty it is in this clip.

Finally, the previews included rides on Pandora's two big attractions, Flight of Passage and the Na'vi River Journey.  Filming on Flight of Passage was not allowed, but it was on the Na'vi River Journey.  Seen above in a video from Inside The Magic, the slow moving boat ride takes passengers through a bioluminescent forest in the dark, and includes and encounter with a truly amazing looking animatronic at the end.

Can't wait to see more of Pandora once it opens, and hopefully in person before too long!