PHOTOS, VIDEO: Nighttime Lighting & Projection Mapping Test for Pandora – The World of AVATAR at Animal Kingdom

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With the announcement of the opening date for Pandora: The World of AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom made this week, we decide3d it might be a good time to go check on the nighttime lighting tests that are regularly occurring as night falls over the park.

We arrived at dusk and it was a beautiful night.

As night fell, we could see a plethora of blue light cascading over the mountains and trees of Pandora.

There was also another projection mapping test occurring as we left.

For a much clearer and better look at all of these lighting tests, please watch our video below (it offers views that my iPhone 7 Plus can not):

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • I noticed they changed the scheduled part hours today to show Animal Kingdom open until 9PM every night, starting mid-march. Even on nights when there’s no ROL. Do you suppose that means Pandora soft-openings are coming soon?

  • I’m really hoping they have a soft opening , we are going to be there for the week for our honeymoon and the grand opening is the day before we leave .

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