LAKE BUENA VISTA –
Disney broke ground on Pandora Friday.
Park leaders Tom Staggs, Meg Crofton and George Kalogridis joined Jon Landau, producer of the film “Avatar” for a ceremonial groundbreaking at Animal Kingdom.
Disney has long planned to build an Avatar-inspired land at Animal Kingdom. Last weekend Disney closed the Camp Minnie-Mickey area of the park, which is where this new land will likely be built.
The multi-year expansion will give guests a chance to experience Pandora, including floating mountains, plants that glow at night and a chance to ride a banshee.
Disney said the addition is also part of a larger expansion that will extend Animal Kingdom’s operating hours. The park will soon feature a new evening show and a nighttime version of Kilimanjaro Safaris.