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Disney is making a new theme park based on Avatar film

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Disney's latest addition to its Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla. is a new theme park based on James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi fantasy film Avatar, and video unveiling the project is now available from the official Disney Parks blog.

The long in-development theme park is a recreation of the fictional jungle planet of Pandora, as seen in the Cameron film. Disney's Imagineers have been constructing the zone since 2011, with plans to open the Pandora park in 2017. You can take a look at it in progress yourself in the video below, which shows Cameron inspecting models of the park and exploring Disney's version of the world's bioluminescent forest.

"We're having a lot of fun dreaming up ways to bring to life the land's iconic elements from the magnificent floating mountains to the interactive bioluminescent forest, and even to the soaring banshees," Bruce Vaughn, Walt Disney Imagineering's chief creative executive, writes in the post. "This project is really pushing the boundaries of what is possible."