Disney’s ‘World of Pandora’ Avatar park opens with floating mountains and glowing forests

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Now Avatar fans can finally explore the amazing world of Pandora in person. The much-anticipated Pandora – World of Avatar opened this past weekend at Orlando’s Walt Disney World Resort, and it looks spectacular. Guests can explore the alien planet’s bioluminescent rainforest, hike through floating mountains, and even take a thrilling 3D ride on the back of a wild banshee. The 12-acre park has been under construction for six years, and it looks like it was well worth the wait. The park is set in an area of Pandora that was not seen in the film called the Valley of Mo’ar. The alien planet was designed by director James Cameron, whose ultra-creative attention to detail has resulted, once again, in a jaw-dropping immersive 3D experience. Related: Save the dates: this is when Disney’s “Avatar” and “Star Wars” theme parks open Visitors to the valley will be able to explore the mystical jungle landscape with flowing streams, dark caves full of bioluminescent life and a “floating” mountain range called the Hallelujah Mountains. A boat ride down the dark Na’vi River will lead through pulsating, glowing vegetation to an encounter with a Na’vi shaman. For those looking for a more thrilling experience, visitors can also participate in the “Avatar Flight of Passage” 3D adventure . Guests are matched with an onscreeen avatar and take their place on a motorcycle-like flight simulator. Once in place, guests will “soar” across the valley on the back of a banshee, plunging straight down into the lush vegetation only to swoop up through the massive trees, continuing around the mountains as herds of wild beasts run underneath you. + Pandora — World of Avatar Via CNN Images via Disney World

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‘Avatar Land’ Park Inspired by Pandora Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

October 18, 2013 by  
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If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the world of Pandora in James Cameron ‘s film Avatar , that dream could soon come true – Disney World has announced plans to build an attraction based on the alien planet! Disney just unveiled the first images of the upcoming Avatar Land , which features floating islands, massive trees, and bioluminescent animals and plants. The park will break ground in Florida sometime after 2014, and it’s slated to open after 2016 and the release of the film’s three sequels. Read the rest of ‘Avatar Land’ Park Inspired by Pandora Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Avatar , Avatar Pandora , concept pictures Disney , Disney amusement park , Disney animal kingdom park , Disney Avatar park , Disney parks , film-inspired parks , james cameron , movies , nature movie , Navi tribes , Pandora , Pandora moon        

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The World Health Organization Declares Air Pollution an Official Carcinogen

October 18, 2013 by  
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Air pollution photo from Shutterstock It’s official – air pollution causes cancer. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) just announced that air pollution is a carcinogen – the same term applied to hazards like asbestos, tobacco smoke and ultraviolet radiation. The risk to the individual is low, says the agency, though it is virtually unavoidable. “You can choose not to drink or not to smoke, but you can’t control whether or not you’re exposed to air pollution. You can’t just decide not to breathe,” says Francesca Dominici, a professor of biostatics at Harvard University’s School of Public Health. Read the rest of The World Health Organization Declares Air Pollution an Official Carcinogen Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , cancer , cancerous materials , carcinogens , environmental hazards , francesca dominici , iarc , international agency for research on cancer , WHO , World Health Organization        

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