Starting April 22, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom can interact with a towering mechanical suit inspired by “Avatar.”
This new Pandora Utility Suit, which weighs 4.2 tons, can be spotted in Pandora – The World of Avatar. The massive suit is inspired by the iconic Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits of power armor from the epic movie “Avatar.” Perched ten feet high, a human pilot straps into the cockpit of the exo-carrier and controls its powerful movements.
Below, preview the new Pandora Utility Suit in action at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
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The giant suit was designed with a shoulder span of more than five feet, articulated hands, and battle scars from a Thanator, an alpha predator on Pandora.
While the movie’s AMP suits were used for infantry missions of destruction, the Pandora Utility Suit was created with restoration in mind. Its technical upgrades and streamlined structure make it ideal for collecting plant samples, studying flora, and surviving Pandora’s wild terrain.
As the suit travels through Pandora – The World of Avatar, the pilot will interact with guests and share details about the unique landscape while highlighting the importance of nature preservation.
This new suit continues the collaboration between Disney and Lightstorm Entertainment, the partnership that helped bring Pandora – The World of Avatar to life almost one year ago.
The Pandora Utility Suit debuts April 22 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World.