Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life to Get “Avatar: The Way of Water” Projections as New Food, Merchandise, and More Head to Disney Parks and Beyond!

With the arrival of Avatar: The Way of Water on December 16, 2022, there are new offerings heading to the Disney Parks to celebrate. This includes a new projection show on the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, new food at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and also merchandise at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and shopDisney. Disney released the following details today about the different offerings that will be available in conjunction with the arrival of Avatar: The Way of Water in theaters.

Tree of Life Projection Sequence

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If you have enjoyed walking through the Valley of Mo’ara and other experiences at Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you may want to consider attending when the sun has set. For a limited time beginning Dec. 12, the Tree of Life will awaken in the evenings with an all-new experience inspired by Pandora – The World of Avatar and the film, “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Produced by Lightstorm Entertainment in collaboration with Disney Live Entertainment, this new story sequence illuminates the park’s iconic Tree of Life with the magic of nature.

Satu’li Canteen at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

For all the foodies out there, there are a few new items inspired by “Avatar: The Way of Water” making their way to Satu’li Canteen in Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Dec. 16. The Metkayina Mousse is a flourless chocolate cake with chocolate mousse, decorated with raspberry gelee, mango coulis, boba pearls and finished off with a milk and white chocolate garnish. The colorful Ocean Moon Bowl is made with tuna, blue noodles, watermelon radish, pickled daikon, rainbow carrots, avocado, cucumbers and red cabbage with a miso and sweet soy drizzle. Wash it all down with the new Ilu Splash Margarita which is a mix of kiwi Monin syrup with lime juice, sour mix, Corazon Tequila Blanco, and a floating slice of Kiwi.


Immerse yourself in the underwater world of “Avatar: The Way of Water” with gorgeous new merchandise like the Avatar: The Way of Water Spirit Jersey for Adults and the “Avatar: The Way of Water” Adult Graphic T-Shirt with stunning allover prints inspired by the film. Both can be found at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and shopDisney.

How about showing off your great style with an adventurous graphic design featuring a new creature? Similar to the Banshee with its sleek body and colorful wings, the Skimwing is Pandora’s large flying fish. The “Avatar: The Way of the Water” Long Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt for Adults features two Na’vi soaring over the ocean astride Skimwings, while the “Avatar: The Way of the Water” Tie-Dye Graphic T-Shirt for Kids has a Skimwing with its wings spread open like it’s gliding across the ocean.

Don’t forget to complete your look with accessories! Check out the “Avatar: The Way of Water” Bucket Hat by Spirit Jersey with an embossed Avatar logo at shopDisney and Walt Disney World Resort. It folds easily so you can have it ready anytime you want to grab a little attention. The gorgeous allover print with glow-in-the-dark ink captures the undersea beauty of Pandora making it look like streaks of sunlight in the water. And stay hydrated with this acrylic-lidded “Avatar: The Way of Water” Adult Sleeved Water Bottle. This cool water bottle, which also can be found at Walt Disney World Resort, has a removable silicone sleeve that features two Na’vi and an Ikran flying high in the sky with a water-like background.

Embrace your inner Metkayina warrior with the “Avatar: The Way of the Water”-inspired glow-in-the-dark Metkayina Wooden Lance and Metkayina Knife, or embark on your own outdoor adventures like the Na’vi with the Skimwing Large Plush or the Ilu Large Plush, available now on shopDisney and Walt Disney World Resort.

Makeup lovers won’t want to miss this NYX Professional Makeup “Avatar: The Way of Water” Set – a 100% vegan collection created with recycled packaging! Products include the Pandoran Paradise Palette, the Color Palette, the Na’vi Paint, the Biolume Highlighter Sticks, the Bioluminescent Lip Glosses, the Paper Lipsticks, and the Metkayina Mist. This collection features bold pigments and professional performance inspired by the hues found only in the lush jungles, vibrant forests and colorful seas of Pandora.

Bring home your own life-like remote-controlled Akula, battle-ready Jake Sully, and Mega Skimwing from McFarlane Toys! The Radio Controlled Akula swims through the water with the highly realistic agile movement and control of a real shark. With his full battle gear, this 7-inch Jake Sully (Reef Battle) is ready to leap into action with 22 points of articulation, comes with a collector stand, and features a special blacklight-activated bioluminescence. Fully articulated with an incredibly high level of detail, this Skimwing Megafig can be posed to swim as seen in the film “Avatar: The Way of Water” and works with 7-inch Na’vi figures as riders.

If the beautiful scenery of Pandora’s lush jungles, vibrant forests, colorful seas, and fascinating creatures are your preference, don’t miss out on these three must-have books for your personal library. Produced in collaboration with James Cameron’s production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, and 20th Century Studios, “The Art of Avatar: The Way of Water,” gives readers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Packed with compelling concept art and intricate character, creature, and costume designs, readers can uncover the incredible creative and technical skills that went into the making of “Avatar: The Way of Water,” alongside a foreword by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez.

Avatar: The Way of Water The Visual Dictionary is a stunning visual guide packed with exclusive details, showcasing the characters, creatures, vehicles, weapons, and locations from the latest adventure in Pandora. With a foreword by Sigourney Weaver, “Avatar: The Way of Water: The Visual Dictionary” is the perfect gift for Avatar fans of all ages. “The Ultimate Avatar Sticker Book” is an entertaining sticker book with more than 400 stickers and will help readers relive the wonders of “Avatar” and “Avatar: The Way of Water.”

For the LEGO fans, recreate your favorite movie scenes and play out your own storylines with two new sets inspired by “Avatar: The Way of Water.” Explore the amazing world of Pandora by joining Neytiri, Kiri, Ronal and Tonowari at the Metkayina village located near Pandora’s ocean reefs with the Metkayina Reef Home set, suspended from the massive Pandoran mangrove-like trees.  Join Jake Sully and the Metkayina clan leader, Tonowari, for exciting ocean adventures with the Skimwing Adventure set. Use the power of the Na’vi kuru to bond with the ferocious skimwing and hold tight as you glide through the coral-rich Pandoran ocean.

Avatar: The Way of Water arrives in theaters on December 16, 2022. Merchandise and more will be popping up in the parks and shopDisney soon! What are you most looking forward to? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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