Walt Disney Imagineering Shares New Video on Creating Pandora – The World of Avatar


Today we have an awesome new look at the inside creative process  on the construction of Pandora – The World of Avatar from Walt Disney Imagineering.  In this video, we see behind the brilliant minds who mastered the creation of this brand new land.

In the film AVATAR, the planet of Pandora featured an ecosystem all its own, with lush bioluminescent flora, precious fauna, and a culture of people who saw and respected the value of their precious planet. In order to create this new land for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the project team approached bringing Pandora to life as if they were building a real world – unlike one anyone had experienced before – based on the world in the film.

“We’ve had this group sit down and try to understand what would Pandora really look like? How would it feel? What sounds would you hear if you were taking a nature trail along Pandora,” said Dr. Mark Penning Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks.

In the video below, Walt Disney Imagineering shares how they worked with Animal Programs to create this expansive ecosystem unique to Pandora – The World of Avatar.  The biologists and scientists of the park’s Animal Program had a big part on creating a real authentic land.

Walt Disney Imagineering Shares New Video on Creating Pandora – The World of Avatar

Reese Witherspoon Officially Opens Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs


Reese Witherspoon Officially Opens Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs


Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon, along with Mickey Mouse, recently hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony for Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs.

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While at Walt Disney World Resort, Reese and her family also took time for an early birthday celebration.

Check out the video below to watch a snippet of the ceremony from this past weekend.

Cars 3 Tour to Kick Off at Disney Springs this Week


“Cars” is celebrating the summer release of its third film installment with a nationwide tour which kicks off March 23-26, 2017 at Disney Springs Marketplace.  “Road to the Races” will provide family fun activities, a sneak peek of the film itself, and fun photo opportunities with three life-size character cars.

Many other activities will be on hand including: Alamo Rent A Car will sponsor a giant color mural; Coppertone will encourage guests to take part in a racer pit crew tire-changing activity and a fun photo opportunity; Crest and Oral-B will pass out prizes from the Piston Cup prize wheel, and will offer fans the chance to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen; at the Dole Refueling Station, you can sample high-octane smoothies; Mattel plans to present an interactive play area; and NASCAR will be on hand to share the history and science behind their iconic brand.

Additionally, guests should be on the lookout for “Cars” merchandise, special food items at select food and beverage locations, and a DJ dance party.

The tour, located at Disney Springs in the former Marketplace Bus Loop near Once Upon A Toy, opens to the public on Thursday, March 23 at 12:00 p.m. and will run until 7:00 p.m. that evening. On Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, join the fun from 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. And on the final day, Sunday, March 26, guests can enjoy the experience from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Disney Pixar’s “Cars 3” races into theaters June 16, 2017.

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