Disney has announced that they will be adding an exciting new feature to their Pandora – The World of Avatar section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Starting April 22nd, guests to the popular new land will be able to interact with one of the iconic Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits made famous in the uber-successful movie. Here is Disney’s official description of the new park experience:
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.
But the Pandora Utility Suit was actually designed for restoration, while the film’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.
Like all the lands at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora is rooted in nature. The Pandora Utility Suit showcases that in dramatic fashion. As the suit traverses the land daily, its pilot will interact with guests, share details about the land’s otherworldly landscape, and highlight the importance of preserving nature.
Here is a bonus behind-the-scenes clip from Disney showing the creation of the new suits: