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Take your first look inside Walt Disney World's Pandora - the world of Avatar

by Chloe Best

If you're planning a family holiday to Walt Disney World Florida this summer, you're in for a treat! A new attraction dedicated to James Cameron's film Avatar is set to open to the public at the end of May, and it looks AMAZING. Opening at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Pandora - the world of Avatar features an array of rides and immersive experiences that will make you feel like you've stepped into the Oscar-winning movie.

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The huge land will feature a boat ride through a bioluminescent rainforest, along with the Avatar Flight of Passage, a virtual reality experience for which each rider is scanned to create a custom avatar and takes a flight atop a banshee, with scent, touch and taste to make the ride even more realistic.

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Pandora - the world of Avatar opens this summer

The film's director James Cameron took Whoopi Goldberg on the tour of the new land for US talk show The View, with the actress saying she had never seen anything like the re-created world of Pandora. James admitted it was incredible to see his vision reimagined as a destination that families would be able to enjoy for years to come: "This is a place. And you can go there and walk around and see creatures and see a Na'vi and fly on a banshee. It is a bit of a trip that this was just an idea in 1995, and then it became a movie, and now it's a land."

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James Cameron shared a behind-the-scenes tour of the new land

He added: "It's not a ride; it's a land. You know you've arrived when you've done a land." As for what makes the world of Pandora so realistic? "We have a mixture of earth plants and then we have the exotic Pandoran foilage that's sculpted by sculptors... it really gives the illusion that it's a real ecosystem. You're on Pandora, everywhere you look," he said. Anyone fancy a trip to Florida?!

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