Executives from both Disney and Lightstorm Entertainment kick off the largest expansion in AK history with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the park’s new Avatar-inspired land. Designed by Disney in partnership with Avatar creator James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, this new land is hailed to be unlike anything ever experienced at a Disney park. Guests will experience the wonders of Pandora when they fly with banshees and explore a rich natural environment with mountains that float and interactive plants that glow at night. Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, says, “With AVATAR, we are adding a spectacular new world and an exciting set of attractions unlike any our guests have experienced. The expansion now under way will make the park a true full-day, must-see experience.” This week’s groundbreaking is just the first step in a larger expansion for the park that will also include the debut of a new evening spectacular, as well as a nighttime version of Kilimanjaro Safaris.