PHOTOS - Walt Disney Imagineering displays AVATAR project model at D23 EXPO

Aug 14, 2015 in "Pandora - The World of Avatar"

AVATAR model at D23 EXPO 2015

The D23 EXPO begins today in Anaheim, with Walt Disney Imagineering giving a the public a first glimpse of the AVATAR project coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2017.

The huge 1/4" scale model (click the image to zoom) is on display for the first time and really shows the detail and depth that we can expect to see in this new land. 

The mess hall restaurant can be seen to the right, with the mountains at the back of the model disguising the simulator show building.

Opening in 2017, AVATAR will take guests on a thrilling flight simulated banshee ride and a river cruise through the illuminated landscape of Pandora, complete with bioluminescent trees and audio-animatronics.

The Walt Disney Parks and Resorts show floor pavilion also gives D23 EXPO 2015 guests a look into the much-anticipated Shanghai Disney Resort.

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Article Posted: Aug 14, 2015 / 6:43am EDT