Friday, November 6, 2015

More details on the Na'vi River Journey

What is it about the Japanese D23 Expo and Avatar. The first real information on the Florida land was released there. And now, some interesting details about the boat ride were released at this year's D23 expo last night.



The information from the Parks blog, in part reads:

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. The adventure begins as guests set out in canoes and venture down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The full beauty of Pandora reveals itself as the canoes pass by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures. The journey culminates in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and sends positive energy out into the forest through her music

The information also confirms that this attraction and the land will be opening in 2017. There have been rumblings that Disney might be pushing to get the land open by the end of 2016. That seems unlikely.

photo by Disney

The above piece of concept art is brand new.  It certainly provides some interesting details. It shows some Nav'i along the riverbank. It also appears that those horse like creatures are a part of this. All of these promise to be state of the art AAs.

The description also contains some interesting clues. Number one, there will be a shaman using music - very similar to what the description of the Rivers of Light will have. It also seems the entire ride will be within a bioluminescent forest, meaning it will be basically indoors. Also, it means that no matter what time of day, you will be able to enjoy night time Avatar land. Disney also made a point to say that this ride is a family ride, as the other attraction is more thrilling, i.e. will have height and health restrictions.

By Safari Mike

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