On April 22, 2018 a brand new experience will land in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The new Pandora Utility Suit, a 4.2 ton mechanical suit, is inspired by the Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits from the movie Avatar.
Pandora Utility Suit
Perched 10 feet from the ground, a human pilot will strap into the cockpit of the exo-carrier. The pilot will be able to control the powerful, yet agile, movements of the Pandora Utility Suit. The suit, which boasts a shoulder span of 5 feet, was designed with articulated hands. Claw marks and battle scars from an encounter with a Thanator, an alpha predator on Pandora, can be seen on the body of the suit.
Restoration & Conservation
While the AMP suits of the film were created for infantry missions of destruction, the Pandora Utility Suit was designed for restoration. The streamlined structure and technical upgrades of this suit make it a great tool for collecting plant samples, studying flora, and surviving the wild terrain of Pandora.
Much like the other lands of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora is dedicated to the conservation of nature. Each day as the Pandora Utility Suit travels though the land, its pilot will interact with guests, sharing details of the landscape and highlighting the importance of preserving nature.
The Pandora Utility Suit is set to debut on April 22nd as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. If you can’t wait until then to check out the new suit coming to Pandora, watch the video below for a sneak peek of this new experience.
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