Not only have Disney announced "Star Wars Land" and "Toy Story Land" for Disney World's Hollywood Studios
at D23, but more details of Pandora: The World of AVATAR
have been announced! Avatar director James Cameron was at D23 to announce more details. Cameron explained "there is storytelling involved" and "After the war. The gunships are all down and rustling in the jungle. Humans are being welcomed to Pandora"
. Joe Rhode of Disney also explained that "you will not be revisiting great moments from the film. The adventure is yours."
The land will include the same design seem in the film, including floating islands and a bioluminescent forest
. The bioluminescent is a big part of the area, especially at night
. A video was shown, showing a park guest walking around the land - leaving lit up steps as they move through the area
The main attraction will be "Flight of Passage" - a simulated flight through Pandora on the back on a Banshee
. Disney state the E-Ticket attraction will "give guests a birds-eye view of the beauty and grander of the world Pandora on an aerial rite of passage"
. Cameron states that the technology used in the ride is "So advanced
that you feel like you're flying. You literally feel like you're flying
. I know you've heard that with other rides before, but this is on a whole other level"
. This leads me to believe the ride will not be similar to Soarin' in Epcot, and that Camerons' statement is a pretty big one to live up to!
Below is some new conceptual art, seemingly based on Flight of Passage -
This development certainly sounds intriguing! With this, "Star Wars Land" and "Toy Story Land"
opening across Disney's Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, Disney are really pushing to make their Floridian park one of the very greats!