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It is expected to open on May 27, 2017.
James Cameron’s Avatar is still the highest grossing movie the world has ever seen, despite being given a run for that money (and passed in the United States) by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Some of what made that film so popular is the incredible visuals of the planet of Pandora. In May 2017 Disney is bringing those stunning surrounds to life in Pandora - The World of Avatar, a large land that will replace the former Camp Minnie-Mickey. A.C.E. (Alpha Centauri Expeditions) will be your way into this “planet” providing travel between Animal Kingdom and Pandora, which is taking the place of the former Camp Minnie-Mickey.
We do know some of what will be occupying all that space and construction is quite visible, although entirely backstage. One of the more visible constructs at the time we went to print is sure to be one of the most awe-inspiring sights of Pandora: the floating mountains. Disney has somehow worked out how to get a few giant “rock” structures suspended above the ground, appearing to float. The other dramatic feature of Pandora will be its bioluminescent plants, which fans of the movie are sure to remember. The plants of the Avatar planet glowed softly at night, and the plants of this Avatar land will, too.