Pandora - The World of Avatar is Now Open at Disney World

Pandora - The World of Avatar - Disney World
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In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Walt Disney Parks has brought to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s "Avatar." 

Launched at Disney World over Memorial Day weekend 2017, the "Avatar"-inspired land is the largest expansion in Disney’s Animal Kingdom history at Walt Disney World.

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Immersion in Pandora

Concept art, Walt Disney Imagineering

Pandora - The World of Avatar immerses guests in the mythical world of Pandora from James Cameron's film "Avatar." 

Eco-tourists have the opportunity to join Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) for an expedition through a land of floating mountains, a bioluminescent forest, winged mountain banshees and more. Families will love these new experiences:

  • Exotic plants that come to life with beautiful bioluminescence each night
  • A Na’vi-built drum circle, containing instruments playable by all
  • Na’vi totems and other cultural items found throughout the land
  • Brand-new Wilderness Explorers challenges and badges to collect
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Avatar Flight of Passage

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The first E-ticket attraction is Avatar Flight of Passage, which lets guests discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a mountain banshee. This is arguably Disney's very best, most thrilling, most immersive ride created to date.

Deep in the heart of the Valley of Mo’ara, Avatar Flight of Passage is an expedition that lets interstellar families climb atop a mountain banshee for a breathtaking, first-person flight over the moon’s incredible landscape.

FastPass+ is available for this attraction. Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can reserve FastPass+ up to 60 days prior to check in. For all other guests who have pre-purchased valid park admission, reservations are available starting 30 days prior to their visit. There is a minimum height of 44 inches for Avatar Flight of Passage.

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Na'vi River Journey

Pandora World of Avatar at Disney World
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The second must-do attraction is the family-friendly Na’vi River Journey, where guests climb aboard a reed boat and float down a mysterious river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest full of caves, passing by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures before an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who sends positive energy out into the forest through her music. 

FastPass+ is available for this attraction. 

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Satu’li Canteen, the main restaurant in Pandora – The World of Avatar
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Satu’li Canteen (pictured above) is the main restaurant in Pandora and will feature Na’vi art and cultural items. Guests can pre-order meals via the My Disney Experience app.

Pongu Pongu is a special drink location with a design that is as eclectic as its Expat owner. 

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Nighttime Entertainment

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Pandora offers all-new entertainment experiences, including a new nighttime spectacular where live music, floating lanterns, water screens and animal imagery all combine for a show to end the day in Animal Kingdom.

Want to make the make the most of your visit? Take advantage of these limited-time perks.

Extended Theme Park Hours  
For a limited time from May 27 to July 4, 2017, Disney’s Animal Kingdom park will be open from 8am to 11pm, giving you more time than ever to explore Pandora – The World of Avatar.

“Extra” Extra Magic Hours 
In addition, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels will have the chance to enjoy “Extra” Extra Magic Hours—available exclusively in Pandora – The World of Avatar from 11pm to 1am, May 27 to July 4, 2017.

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