6 Upcoming Theme Parks To Get Excited About
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From new rides and attractions to entire theme parks opening, you can expect plenty of fun and excitement at these six spots around the world
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Have you ever wanted to fly like the Na’vi in James Cameron’s Avatar, be launched into the core of the Alien vs Predator standoff or enjoy the rush of a Star Wars-themed adventure?
Soon, film buffs and adrenaline junkies alike will be able to do all these and more, some without having to venture too far from Singapore.
We suss out the six upcoming theme parks and attractions that you can look out for on your next holiday.
Pandora – The World of Avatar in Walt Disney World, USA
Pandora – The World of Avatar is coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, which will include the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage. (Photo: Disney)
Coming soon to the world of movie-inspired theme parks is Pandora – The World of Avatar, in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Based on the exoplanetary moon Pandora from James Cameron’s Avatar, the park will reportedly feature floating mountains, alien flora and fauna, bioluminescent plants and more.
Disney has also announced that among its attractions, the new segment will boast the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage and a serene river ride.
Scheduled to open next year, the new section may also incorporate Animal Kingdom’s signature Tree of Life as the Tree of Souls, or Eywa, from the movie, as it appears to glow in official concept images.
This announcement is particularly exciting for Avatar fans, especially following Cameron’s recent announcement of four Avatar sequels in total.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 153, May 27 - June 9, 2016, with the headline 'Ultimate thrills and spills'.