Disney aired the first look at its Avatar-themed Disney World attraction today, and one exhibit stood out: this floating rock.
The two-minute hype video mostly shows clips from Avatar, along with previously-shown concept art. There are also a couple of glimpses at actual attractions, including a river ride through a bioluminescent forest, and a contraption meant to give the impression of flying on one of Avatar’s dinosaur-bird things. But Disney seems most proud of the fact it managed to make a floating rock, showing various angles of it no fewer than 6 times, including a dramatic quick-cut of floating rock footage. Indeed, this rock is sick.
“I was very skeptical that it was even physically possible to build the world of Pandora,” says Disney imagineer Joe Rohde. “This was a crazy thing to try to do.”