Hi everyone! This is going to be a short post as I’m about to leave to the airport in a few minutes… en route to Disney World!! It’s my husband and my birthday gift to each other, as our birthdays is about a month apart.
We’re going to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, and the two rides we cannot wait to get on is the Rise of the Resistance at Galaxy’s Edge and the Avatar’s Flight of Passage, respectively.
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I’ve heard so many amazing things about the Rise of the Resistance ride and I’ve watched all kinds of videos from Disney blogs out there. Per Wiki, the construction of the attraction posed unprecedented technical challenges. Not only does the ride contain 65 Audio-Animatronic figures, but the ride building itself required the largest concrete pour in the history of Disney Parks. More than five million lines of code control the various aspects of the ride. It has been called a “technical masterpiece”
I’ve also been curious about Pandora – The World of Avatar, esp the Flight of Passage ride. It’s a 3D flying simulator attraction that allows guests to take flight on a native mountain Banshee and soar across the landscape of Pandora.
Per Wiki, Avatar’s executive producer Amy Jupiter said “Everything you see in the attraction’s main show was original to this production. We were fortunate to be able to use the model and texture assets from the first film during our templating/visualization process. We were also able to use animation cycles for our [background] characters.”
There’s also the Na’vi River Journey that I’m hoping to ride on… I remember being in awe of the world of Pandora when I first saw Avatar a decade ago, so it’ll be fun to revisit that world in a whole different way!
I can’t wait to be a kid again for a few days. I won’t be posting anything until Wednesday… hey it’s my vacation, so I’m leaving my laptop at home.
Disney World, here I come!!!!
Have you been to Disney World, or taken either of these rides? If so, let me know your experience and if you have any tips, do share!