Today, Walt Disney World held a press conference to announce the economic impact of Pandora, the World of Avatar on Central Florida and also to unveil some of the costumes you will find in Pandora, the World of Avatar. (Economic Impact Press Release HERE)
Djuan Rivers, Vice President of Animal Kingdom;
Jim MacPhee, Senior Vice President Walt Disney World; and,
Matt Beiler, producer Walt Disney Imagineering
Here is a close up of a couple of the cast member Name Tags. Note that instead of “earning my ears”, these say “guide in training.”
There are three groups residing in Pandora: 1) Alpha Centauri Expeditions, 2) Scientists from the Pandora Conservation Initiative, and 3) EXPAT Community. Each of these groups have specific roles in Pandora and each will have special costumes that reinforce those roles.
Djuan Rivers, Vice President of Animal Kingdom talks about Cast Member training for Pandora the World of Avatar:
Matt Beiler, producer Walt Disney Imagineering discusses costuming: