When Pandora: The World of Avatar was first announced for Disney’s Animal Kingdom a few years back, you’d be in the minority if you thought it wasn’t an odd move by Disney – adding two new attractions and a brand new themed area on the basis of one movie that was placed purely in the science fiction category seemed rather out of character. The cynics among you even suggested it may ruin the whole premise of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park altogether, after all this park prides itself on the wonder of nature – but having been given a sneak peek of Pandora yesterday before it opens to the public this weekend, I can safely say the worries are completely unfounded.
As you walk the path to Pandora, the huge awe-inspiring floating mountains begin to come into view ahead. Nothing can prepare you for the scale and beauty of the landscaping and natural beauty of the plants, waterfalls and surroundings that have been painstakingly created by Disney’s team of Imagineers alongside the creative team that brought the original Pandora to life in the Avatar movie.
Everywhere you look you’ll see beautiful sculptures and impressive landscapes – waterfalls as far as the eye can see, and the impressive huge floating mountain structure which forms the natural centrepiece of Pandora. They really have put everything into the creation of this amazing new part of Animal Kingdom. I’ll be sharing more photos of Pandora and my thoughts on the attractions soon, but in the meantime why not book your visit to Pandora with Virgin Holidays, from £925pp.