ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney World is bringing the movie "Avatar" to life.
WFTV-Orlando obtained renderings of what the mythical world Pandora will look like.
The Disney Imagineers are working with "Avatar" director James Cameron to design the "park within a park," which will be at Animal Kingdom.
Guests will be able to see the floating mountains and glowing forests, as well as fly through the sky on one a banshee, which is a flying predator from the movie.
The "Avatar" section of the park is slated for 2017.
Walt Disney World announced in September that it will build a new attraction area at Animal Kingdom based on the blockbuster movie, "Avatar."
Disney CEO Bob Iger said at that time the company will build an entire "Pandora" themed area that will bring the fantasy of the film to the amusement park.
"We think we've got an opportunity to do just that with the characters and the land that inhabit Pandora," said Iger.
The new attraction will include multiple rides and shows. Disney will spend $500 million on the project.
"The scope and the scale of this thing are pretty incredible," said James Cameron, director of Avatar.
Cameron's film generated almost $3 billion worldwide.
Disney's announcement comes one year after Universal Orlando opened its popular, Wizarding World of Harry Potter. When it opened, ticket sales at Universal went up nearly 50 percent.
"I think it's new. It could be the greatest hit for Disney," said Disney tourist Timo Immermann. "So, let's see what the people think about it."
Construction on the new attraction is scheduled to start next year. It is slated to open to guests in about five years.