AVATAR: Discover Pandora to Open in Taiwan

AVATAR: Discover Pandora will open in Taipei, Taiwan this December

GES, along with Lightstorm Entertainment, and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products today announced plans for AVATAR: Discover Pandora, an immersive, state-of-the-art exhibition that will make its global premiere in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 7. In the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page, you can take a look at concept art for AVATAR: Discover Pandora as well as glimpse the exhibition’s official poster design.

AVATAR: Discover Pandora is inspired by and filled with the extraordinary creatures, environments and cultures of the James Cameron film. GES, a global events provider, is partnering with Beast Kingdom Co., Ltd., to bring AVATAR: Discover Pandora to Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A11 6F Xinyi Theater in Taipei City, Taiwan for a three-month showcase.

In the new 12,000-square-foot entertainment and educational experience, visitors of all ages will be able to explore the scientific and wondrous discoveries found on the world of Pandora. Presenting Pandora as a real place, AVATAR: Discover Pandora will give visitors the opportunity to interact with the exhibition through a series of exciting and engaging immersive environments that highlight Pandora’s diverse flora and fauna, exotic wildlife, and the amazing culture and mythology of its indigenous people, the Na’vi.

AVATAR: Discover Pandora will then tour additional global markets after its premiere stop in Taiwan. Additional details will be released in the coming months.

GES’s creative team has been working closely with Lightstorm and Fox to create an exhibition as authentic as possible to James Cameron’s 2009 film. The scope for AVATAR: Discover Pandora aims to capture the beauty of the alien world and bring it back to Earth for a look at the many ways Pandora reflects our own planet.

“GES is absolutely thrilled to give Taiwanese fans of AVATAR the world’s first opportunity to explore Pandora in a real-life setting through our newest touring exhibition,” says Steve Moster, President and Chief Operating Officer, Viad Corp. “Visitors will truly be amazed by the wonders of Pandora, and we are proud to premiere this state-of-the-art exhibit in the Asia-Pacific market.”

“Our fans around the world often tell us that they wish they could travel to Pandora,” adds Kathy Franklin, President, Franchise Development, Lightstorm Entertainment, “And this touring exhibition gives us a unique opportunity to bring the wonders of Pandora to them. This exhibition has something for everyone, from fans of the film who want to experience Pandora in a brand-new way as they await our four theatrical film sequels, to families looking for an exciting activity, or to school groups wanting to explore science through an inspiring lens.”

Featuring settings such as the Hallelujah Mountains and Tree of Souls, as well as life-sized recreations of creatures including the Banshee, Direhorse, and Viperwolf AVATAR: Discover Pandora will allow visitors to experience the science and wonder of Pandora firsthand. Official exhibition highlights are listed as follows:

· Enter an exhibition curated by the Pandoran Research Foundation where they will leave the 21st century behind and step into a 22nd century world of the AVATAR franchise;

· Learn about space travel and the history behind the discovery of Pandora in the Alpha Centauri solar system;

· Explore recreations of Pandora’s most compelling environments showcasing its unique plants and animals and what they can teach us about our own planet;

· Engage in interactive activities based on the culture, language and music of the Na’vi, the nine-foot-plus-tall humanoids who are the indigenous people of Pandora;

· Experience the jewel-like glow of Pandora’s bioluminescent plants and animals;

· Interact with banshees, learn to operate an AMP suit, picture yourself as part of the Avatar Program;

· And more!

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