The interactive exhibit “Avatar: Discover Pandora” will launch on Dec. 7 in Taipei, Taiwan — about two years before the first of four James Cameron sequels arrives in theaters.
The announcement was made Monday by global events provider GES, along with Lightstorm Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.
GES is partnering with Beast Kingdom to bring “Avatar: Discover Pandora” to the Shin Kong Mitsukoshi’s Xinyi Place for a three-month showcase. The exhibit offers a series of immersive environments that highlight Pandora’s diverse flora and fauna, exotic wildlife, and the culture and mythology of its indigenous people, the Na’vi.
GES, in collaboration with Lightstorm and Fox, will tour the exhibit to additional global markets after Taiwan.
Kathy Franklin, Lightstorm’s president of franchise development, said, “Our fans around the world often tell us that they wish they could travel to Pandora, and this touring exhibition gives us a unique opportunity to bring the wonders of Pandora to them. This exhibition has something for everyone, from fans of the film who want to experience Pandora in a brand-new way as they await our four theatrical film sequels, to families looking for an exciting activity, or to school groups wanting to explore science through an inspiring lens.”
See avatardiscoverpandora.com for more info!
There’s news coming from the world of Pandora.
As most of us are patiently twiddling our thumbs waiting for Disney to open its Star Wars lands, James Cameron’s Avatar is going to beat it into the parks. Pandora: The World of Avatar will open in 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida and Io9 can exclusively reveal that Cameron himself, along with his producer Jon Landau and Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, will be on hand at the upcoming D23 Destination D event in November to reveal brand new details about the 12-acre immersive theme park section.
More information on the Disney D23 event can be found HERE.
Even though AvatarMeet 2016 has barely wound down, plans are already underway for next year’s meetup in Florida. Disney is creating Pandora right here on ‘Rrta (Earth) at their Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando. The opening date for ‘Pandora’ hasn’t yet been announced, so the dates and agenda for the 2017 AvatarMeet have not been set. One thing that is almost certain is this will be one of the more expensive meets. Again, more details will be shared as plans progress. So start saving up for AvatarMeet 2017 now!
Selected events at AvatarMeet 2016 will be presented live on the Learnnavi.org WebEx server for up to 50 participants. Check out the information on the forum for details!
June 26th Update: The Na’vi language class had 9 participants on WebEx. The class was also honored by the attendance of some of our friends at Cirque du Soleil!
The Cirque du Soleil “Toruk – The First Flight” shows that were originally slated for Raleigh, NC have been moved to Pittsburgh, PA and AvatarMeet 2016 is moving accordingly. The dates are the same, June 23 – June 26, and the tagline for this year has changed, but the show is still on! Click here for the latest information in the LearnNavi forums.