Avatar's fantastical land of Pandora, the home of the blue-skinned Na'vi, is being recreated to open in 2017 in Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom Park. The first images of the not yet named land are a tribute to James Cameron's box office hit "Avatar" and the incredible special effects that captured the imaginations of fans everywhere.
"As these concept renderings show in epic scale, in the world of Avatar guests will encounter awe-inspiring floating mountains and wander through a nighttime jungle of bioluminescent plants that are alive with light and sound," said Staggs in a blog post.
"Guests will also discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a banshee."
The addition of the Avatar-themed land is the largest expansion in the history of the newest of the four Disney World Parks. A nighttime show with music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery is also in the works.
"Avatar" is still the world's highest grossing movie of all time with a record breaking $2.7 billion worldwide. Disney has also announced three new sequels to begin production in 2014 with the movies releasing in 2016, 2017, and 2018.