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Welcome to 'Pandora': Disney to Open 'Avatar' Park in Orlando

Designers aimed to immerse visitors into a new land they could enjoy without necessarily knowing the plot line of the movie

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    Welcome to 'Pandora': Disney to Open 'Avatar' Park in Orlando
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    Floating mountains grace the sky while exotic plants fill the colorful landscape inside "Pandora - The World of Avatar," opening May 27, 2017, at Disney's Animal Kingdom. "Pandora - The World of Avatar" will bring a variety of new experiences to the park, including a family-friendly attraction called "Na'vi River Journey" and new food, beverage and merchandise locations.

    Disney's latest themed area will open in May, and while it's based on a blockbuster movie, it will be a place ripe for Instagram and selfie opportunities.

    The Orlando Sentinel reports Pandora: The World of Avatar will open May 27.

    The theme park provided a media tour Saturday. The 12-acre land is in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    Designers aimed to immerse visitors into a new land they could enjoy without necessarily knowing the plot line of “Avatar,'' a movie that came out almost a decade ago.

    Pandora is a land filled with Instagram opportunities. The hallmark is the 156-foot-tall “floating mountain'' structure. There are also gardens with plants the colors of avocado, pomegranate and mangoes. One looks like a stained glass lamp from a Salvador Dali painting.