ARTWORK & VIDEO: Disney Reveals AVATAR-Land Model & Gives First Look at Bio-luminescent Plants

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During a recent meeting with James Cameron, the team at Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Parks management showed Cameron the latest progress on the AVATAR land being built at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Above you’ll see the latest model for the land, and below you’ll see a video where Cameron take s a look at some of the nighttime bio-luminescent effects guests will find in the land:

If you look closely around the 0:11 mark, you’ll see artwork for some sort of drummer entertainment group for the land in the background. Besides that, there is a lot of blurred-out or hard to see plans hanging on the walls behind them.

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What we can see looks pretty interesting. What do you think?

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Charles
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Charles

Not exactly what I imagined, but it’s really cool. I’m sure the finished work will be breathtaking.

Max iGeek
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Max iGeek

I really wonder how well that light up ground will go under the pressure of a few thousand people on it every hour. while I hope disney are really working on a method to keeping it working, it is hard to simulate the weight of so many people in so many patterns

Charles
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Charles

I think Disney’s gotten that one covered with the light up sidewalk areas between Spaceship Earth & the Future World hub of EPCOT. That said, having done my damage at Tusker House on a number of occasions I think your point may be all too valid.

Alex
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Alex

See, the lights over at EPCOT are fiber optics inside a brick, not full on pressure sensitive lights like these appear to be. I feel like the lights will be there for a few months, then sadly die out one section after another.

jeanylaser
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jeanylaser

Awesome work! I can’t wait! I love it!