LAKE BUENA VISTA — You think you’ve seen it all at Disney World? Think again.
A 4.2-ton, towering mechanical suit is sure to stop guests in their tracks when it debuts at Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 22. The new ‘Pandora Utility Suit’ is inspired by the iconic Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits of power armor from the epic film ‘Avatar’.
Perched 10 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, and also bears claw marks and battle scars from a ‘Thanator’ (an alpha predator on Pandora).
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.
The Pandora Utility Suit continues the collaboration between Disney and Lightstorm Entertainment that first brought Pandora – The World of Avatar to life nearly a year ago. The suit will debut April 22 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.