Disney’s Animal Kingdom Update: Avatar Land Construction, Dinosaur Closed and More

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Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be an entirely new themed land filled with bioluminescent plants, floating mountains, two new attractions as well as themed dining and shopping options. The area is looking spectacular, at least what parts of it that can be seen from guest areas. Much of the floating mountains and show building exteriors are complete and work has begun on guest pathways and more. While I was there I saw that my favorite ride, DINOSAUR, is currently closed for refurbishment. It should be opening back up sometime in late October (or hopefully sooner). Check out the video update as well as images and concept art below, and stay tuned for some more Walt Disney World construction updates coming soon!


Concept Art

Welcome to Pandora

Welcome to Pandora

Pandora becomes another realm at night, with bioluminescent plants and interactive elements all around

Pandora becomes another realm at night, with bioluminescent plants and interactive elements all around

AVATAR Flight of Passage will be an e-ticket attraction will allow guests to experience what it’s like to fly with banshees

AVATAR Flight of Passage will be an e-ticket attraction that will allow guests to experience what it’s like to fly with banshees

A second attraction will be a slow moving boat ride through a glowing jungle with animatronic figures

A second attraction will be a slow moving boat ride through a glowing jungle with animatronic figures

Construction Update

The view from inside the park, where Camp Mickey used to be

The view from inside the park, where Camp Mickey used to be

Looking closer at the amazing floating mountains

Looking closer at the amazing floating mountains

Work walls show off what is to come, in a tourism themed style

Work walls show off what is to come, in a tourism themed style

The (fictional) tour company you'll use to get to Pandora of course

The (fictional) tour company you’ll use to get to Pandora of course

Looking closer at the floating mountains from a side view

Looking closer at the floating mountains from a side view

Detail is incredible, looks like far away trees on that mountain

Detail is incredible, looks like far away trees on that mountain

Huge vines holding the mountains down, so they don't float away

Huge vines holding the mountains down, so they don’t float away

Work going on under the archway still

Work going on under the archway still

Looks like waterfalls will be added later

Looks like waterfalls will be added later

Worker adding tiny details

Worker adding tiny details

View of the side of a building and work going on on the ground

View of the side of a building and work going on on the ground

Sign poles and more being added to guest areas around the base of the mountains

Sign poles and more being added to guest areas around the base of the mountains

Here themed foliage and the mess hall (hangar) can be seen on the left-back of image

Here themed foliage and the mess hall (hangar) can be seen on the left-back of image

Facade hiding large show building from area

Facade hiding large show building from area

Detail of front facing facade

Detail of front facing facade

Incredible forced perspective within facade

Incredible forced perspective within facade

The view of everything all together

The view of everything all together

The large show building housing a boat ride and queues for both rides

The large show building housing a boat ride and queues for both rides

Some small floating mountains seen on top of building

Some small floating mountains seen on top of building

Closer view of tiny mountains

Closer view of tiny mountains

Backside view of facades on front of show building

Backside view of facades on front of show building

Closer view of facade backside

Closer view of facade backside

This view of the back of the area is from the bus turnaround in front of the park

This view of the back of the area is from the bus turnaround in front of the park

One last look at how well the fake blends in with the real foliage in the park

One last look at how well the fake blends in with the real foliage in the park

Shooting hoops with Goofy and Pluto

Shooting hoops with Goofy and Pluto

DINOSAUR closed for refurbishment

DINOSAUR closed for refurbishment

DINOSAUR should hopefully be open again by late October

DINOSAUR should hopefully be open again by late October

Aladar's fountain is drained

Aladar’s fountain is drained

Fountain in front of the building drained as well

Fountain in front of the building drained as well

Quick look at Sue, the most complete T-Rex skeleton ever found, before we head out

Quick look at Sue, the most complete T-Rex skeleton ever found, before we head out

Flying Macaws! Check out the macaw video here!

Flying Macaws! Check out the macaw video here!

Look out! Parrot! Check out the video here!

Look out! Parrot! Check out the video here!


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