AVATAR FLIGHT OF PASSAGE
More state-of-the-art thrills can be found on the ride Avatar Flight of Passage, which takes viewers on a simulated ride on a banshee, the aerial predator that the Na’vi bond with. The ride uses a swerving seat and 3D glasses to make you feel as if you’re really there. Weta, the New Zealand effects company responsible for many of the original feature’s eye-popping visuals, did the animation. As you fly through the air, wind blows into your face. Deeper in the forest, that distinct smell of damp soil is pumped into the air. And when your banshee gets near water, drops of it hit you. The machine beneath your seat and between your legs expands and contracts to give the impression that the banshee is breathing underneath you.