Animal Kingdom to reveal mechanical suits at Pandora -- The World of Avatar
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - Starting April 22nd, a towering mechanical suit will stop guests in their tracks at Pandora -- The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kindgom.
The theme park says that the new Pandora Utility Suit is inspired by the iconic Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits of power armor from the film, Avatar.
Perched ten feet high, a human pilot straps into the cockpit of this exo-carrier and controls its powerful, yet agile movements. The giant walking suit was designed with articulated hands and a shoulder span of more than five feet. It also bears claw marks and battle scars from a Thanator -- an alpha predator on Pandora.
The Pandora Utility Suit was actually reportedly designed for restoration, while the fim's AMP suits were created for infantry missions of destruction. Its streamlined structure and technical upgrades make it the perfect tool to collect plant samples, study flora, and survive Pandora's wild terrain.
As the suit traverses the land daily, the theme park says that the pilot will interact with guests, share details about the land's otherwordly landscape, and highlight the importance of preserving nature.
The suit will debut April 22 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.