A Brand New Experience Inspired by ‘Avatar’ Is Coming to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

After over a decade of waiting, James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), hits theaters this week, and the anticipation has certainly had enough time to build up and bubble over.


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Walt Disney World Resort’s Animal Kingdom is home to Pandora: The World of Avatar, which boasts two popular attractions: Na’vi River Journey and Flight of Passage.

In preparation for the upcoming film, which is expected to soar due to the popularity of the first Avatar film, Animal Kingdom has begun rallying excitement with all-new merchandise and an all-new light projection onto the Tree of Life.

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Theme park reporter Scott Gustin recently sent out a Tweet, sharing the news as well as a sneak peek into this brand-new light projection show.

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From what we can see in the sneak peek, it seems as if the light projection will conjure images of the Na’vi soaring through the forest on their ikran (or mountain banshees in English). It also appears that the new light projection will show serene images from the upcoming sequel Avatar: The Way of Water.

As for the rest of the images shown during the new light projection show, we’ll have to wait and see!


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For more ways to feel immersed in the universe of James Cameron’s Avatar film series, Guests can visit Animal Kingdom’s Pandora: The World of Avatar.

Pandora: The World of Avatar is home to the Valley of Mo’ara, where Guests can see the floating mountains and the glowing flora and hear the sounds of the local fauna. In addition to the mesmerizing and exciting attractions Guests can experience, they can also spot Na’vi totems and play in a Na’vi-built drum circle within this themed land within Animal Kingdom.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.