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First look: Photos of Disney World's upcoming 'Avatar' land

LAKE BUENA VISTA — It's not a movie set, but visitors to Disney World's new Pandora-World of Avatar land are in for a cinematic experience.

The 12-acre land, inspired by the "Avatar" movie, opens in Orlando in late May at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom. It cost a half-billion dollars to build.

The marquee attraction is Flight of Passage, where a 3-D simulator plunges riders into a cinematic world. You feel like you're riding on the back of a banshee, a bluish, gigantic, winged predator that resembles something out of the Jurassic era.

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First look: Photos of Disney World's upcoming 'Avatar' land 05/08/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 2:03pm]
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