You Could Be Glamping in Disney’s Pandora Theme Park This Summer
James Cameron's alien forests and striking Avatars came to life last spring when Disney World opened a Pandora-inspired land in Animal Kingdom. But for fans of "Avatar" for whom the mountain banshee adventures and river boat rides just aren't enough, Disney has created a new immersive Pandora experience — for one guest, for one night only.
This summer, diehard "Avatar" enthusiasts can enter for a chance to spend a night glamping inside Pandora — The World of Avatar.
The exclusive "D-Camp" event — an evening spent hanging out in the bioluminescent forests and floating mountains of Pandora, before bedding down in a luxury tent in the Valley of Mo'ara — will be awarded to a single grand prize winner.
Disney's marketing strategy manager, Melissa Margelos, told The Points Guy that specifics about the tent and itinerary have not yet been confirmed.
But with glamping (or glamorous camping) on the rise and flooding our Instagram feeds — the National American Camping Report estimated that some 13 million households would go glamping in 2017 — it's really no surprise the theme park chose to launch their so-called #HappyPlace campaign with a fancy tent.
For your chance to spend a night immersed in the world of Pandora (and, it stands to reason, to be the first on the Flight of Passage or Na'vi River Journey ride), submit an original video entry explaining why you "deserve an escape" to the glowing land by 11:59pm PDT on June 21.
The video application cannot be longer than two minutes, and can only feature the entrant, who must be 18 years or older (sorry, kids).
Finalists will be selected for a Skype or phone interview, scheduled for either July 9 and July 10, and the grand prize winner must be able to travel to Walt Disney World between July 28 and July 31.
Basically, serious contestants may want to avoid making too many plans next month.
In addition to one night in a luxury tent as part of a three-night stay, the winner and his or her guest will be treated to round-trip airfare and additional accommodations. The first place prize — worth an estimated $8,000 — also includes a Disney gift card, two four-day park hopper tickets and, according to the contest details, the winner can look forward to "surprise guests" and "VIP access," among other perks.
Ready to escape to Pandora? Practice your drum circle songs and head over to the D-Camp website to enter your submission.