Geekery: Pandora – The World of Avatar

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The alien world from Avatar is coming to Disney World next summer.

It’s been 7 years since the movie hit theaters, and soon you can immerse yourself in the world of the Na’vi at Disney World.

The 12 acre project was announced in 2011, and construction started in 2014. It replaces Camp Minnie-Mickey in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and houses two large attractions along side themed shops and restaurants.

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Windtraders offers Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, etc.

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Satu’li Canteen is the main restaurant and will showcase Na’vi art.

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Avatar: Flight of Passage is a flight simulator that will teach guests to ride a mountain Banshee.

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Na’vi River Journey takes guests on a boat ride through Pandora – they’ll get to see all of the planet’s wonders in an immersive experience.

Pandora joins new Marvel and Star Wars related attractions – Disney is definitely trying to change things up to excite for a new generation of guests.

 

Will you be stopping in when it opens?

  • euansmith

    I’m expecting a visually impressive ride, that is too long and makes absolutely no sense at all.

    • EnTyme

      I actually liked the movie, but +1 to you none-the-less for giving me a chuckle.

      • euansmith

        And +1 to you for liking the movie. I really wanted to. After all, my favourite movie is James Cameron’s Aliens, and Terminator is excellent, and I really enjoyed the Director’s Cut of The Abyss, and I even enjoyed Titanic (though I’m not certain it was actually intended to be a comedy), and he did a lot of work on Kathryn Bigelow fantastic Strange Days. But Avatar, despite featuring Michelle Rodriguez, just left me feeling like he’d let the special effects take the place of plot and characterization. 😉

        • EnTyme

          Cameron sees himself as another Alexander Graham Bell. It’s not always about the story. Sometimes it’s about pioneering new technologies, and in that he certainly succeeds.

          • euansmith

            I wouldn’t pay to watch Alexander Graham Bell make a telephone call 😉 This is compounded by my dislike of 3D movies.

            But an interest point from you there.

          • EnTyme

            Lol! Bell was also a major innovator in the early days of cinema. The phone was just his most famous invention.

    • Eric Etheridge

      That everyone lides, and recommends, but not enough for people to really get into it

    • georgelabour

      I understood it perfectly. If Furries and mecha anime fans went to war over the fate of 4chan..furries win because of poke’mon and my little pony.

      It’s all in the subtext.

  • georgelabour

    It’s not pandora if everything isn’t out to kill you, drop you from tall places, or plug an organic USB port into your happy places.

    Also, no mechs or heavy handed preachy symbolism.

  • dinodoc

    Let’s be honest here. The most realistic sequel is going to involve the US military coming to kill the natives with a fully equipped punitive expedition.

    • Dirheim

      Or drop some kinetic strikes from orbit and then collect the mineral in the following nuclear winter without having to worry about radiation. The movie doesn’t make senses as long the colonial have control of the orbitals.

    • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

      well, speaking as someone who has laid in front of bulldozers, sometimes the natives/protestors win because it becomes too expensive to beat them and the economics doesn’t add up.

      • dinodoc

        The aliens killed humans. We’re rather vengeful.

  • Evil Otto