This Element of Pandora Is Actually Just a Massive Illusion

in Walt Disney World

Pandora - The World of Avatar

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Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been a must-see for Disney World Guests ever since it first opened in 2017.

The immersive land is home to two Disney Parks attractions — Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey — as well as the Quick Service restaurant, Satu’li Canteen, and the snack stand, Pongu Pongu.

But did you know that one element of Pandora is actually just a massive illusion?

Disney's Animal Kingdom
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When walking into Pandora, Guests will instantly notice the mesmerizing floating mountains and hear the sounds of the waterfalls in the distance. Well, one of those waterfalls actually isn’t real! In fact, Imagineers used a method that creates an illusion to make them look real without having to use water.

In one TikTok video, you can see that after zooming in on one of the waterfalls in the back of the land, that it is actually just a large wheel painted with a texture to make it look like it is real water falling! Take a look at the TikTok below or by clicking here:

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So the next time you visit Pandora — The World of Avatar, take a closer look at some of the waterfalls and see if you can spot which ones are real and which ones are actually just a massive illusion!

Did you know that some of the waterfalls in Pandora — The World of Avatar are fake and actually just an illusion for Guests? Let us know in the comments below.

If you want to visit Pandora — The World of Avatar on your next Walt Disney World vacation and you haven’t yet booked your trip yet, make sure to contact our friends at Academy Travel who will help you start planning today!

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