It looks like we now have an official name to call what many have been calling “Avatarland” at Animal Kingdom.
James spoke about the new section coming to Animal Kingdom in 2016 at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival. He mentioned “It’s going to be called, I believe, Pandora: The Land of Avatar.”
He also discussed some of the advances Disney Imagineers are making in their audio animatronic divion, especially the new Na’vi AA’s.
“It’s going to have floating mountains. It’s pretty cool. I’ve seen the model and the design work the Imagineering people have done is spectacular. They’ve got a quarter inch to the foot scale model of the whole park and I’ve looked at all the sight lines…it’s not a park, it’s a land within the park but a land is not just a ride. There will be several rides and a number of other attractions. It’s really just a place you’re gonna wanna go and hang out. It’s gonna be gorgeous. Of course it’s gonna be gorgeous at night and they’re using every new trick, every new bit of technology that they’ve created.”
Pandora: The Land of Avatar is slated to open some time in 2016 or 2017, around the same time Avatar 2 and 3 will be hitting theaters.