Last month, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts released an all-new look at the latest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World that will be based on James Cameron’s ‘Avatar‘. However, aside from a shot of a bridge and a brief video of a new audio-animatronic that will be found in the Na’vi River Journey ride, almost all of the new pictures revealed at the Destination D: Amazing Adventures event were concept art. Now, we have our first real look at the highly-anticipated ‘Pandora: The World of Avatar’.

As a Christmas present to their fans, the Disney Parks YouTube channel released a behind the scenes featurette showing off the latest expansion to the House of Mouse’s beloved Florida theme park. Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, ‘Avatar director’ James Cameron, and ‘Avatar’ producer Jon Landau discusses the various elements that will be incorporated in the attraction. But the most exciting part is that we finally get a glimpse at the “floating mountains” that we’ve been hearing so much about. You can see them and more in the video below:

Despite not being a fan of the ‘Avatar’ franchise, I have to say that I’m really looking forward to seeing Pandora in person. The technology created to bring this world to life is unlike anything any theme park has presented before. Sure, it’s not the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, which is considered by many to be one of the best theme park attractions around the world today due to it’s immersive nature, but this new addition to the Animal Kingdom might come pretty close depending on how the rides turn out.

What do you think about the latest look at ‘Pandora: The World of Avatar’? Will you be making your way to Orlando in the summer of 2017 to check it out in person? Let us know in the comments.  

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