Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida is about to open an all new world in the Animal Kingdom park; Pandora: The World of Avatar.
In fact, it is the largest ever expansion at the Animal Kingdom. Disney has invested a half billion dollars in this 12-acre project. The expansion also includes two new rides: “Avatar Flight of Passage” and “Na’vi River Journey”.
Pandora: The World of Avatar is based on the movie, Avatar, which had spectacular special effects. Pandora: The World of Avatar at the Animal Kingdom promises the same.
Pandora: The World of Avatar
Journey to the world that celebrates the magnificent power of nature. In Pandora: The World of Avatar, you will get to see what the Na’vi (blue-skinned, golden-eyed slender 12-foot giants) home of Pandora looks like. Learn about their peaceful culture that lives in harmony with nature.
Wander through the Valley of Mo’ara. Walk amid glowing fauna & flora. You will also see a native drum circle and other Na’vi cultural items as well as other wonders of Pandora.
The landscaping is a blend of Earth plant species and sculpted Pandora flora set amongst waterfalls and ponds. By the way, it should be an incredible sight after dark when the bioluminescence of the plants will provide for spectacular viewing.
Oh, and don’t forget the floating mountains; yes mountains floating in the sky!
“Avatar Flight of Passage” is where you get to fly on the back of a mountain banshee, reminiscent of a flying dragon while enjoying a 3D view of the moon’s incredible landscape.
“Na’vi River Journey” you take a more leisurely excursion in a reed raft down a mysterious river while searching for the Na’vi Shaman of Songs. It is a journey through caves and deep into a bioluminescent rainforest. Along the way, you will get to see some of the unusual and bizarre creatures of the rain forest.
Of course, there will also be Pandora themed shops and food available in the new exhibit. One has to believe that the magical imagination of the Disney folks should provide for some interesting items!
As the Na’vis say “Sivako” – rise to the challenge!
Take a look at what to expect from our friends at Inside The Magic.
“Avatar Flight of Passage” Flight of Passage Ride Queue
“Na’vi River Journey” Highlights of the Queue and Ride
Interactive Special Missions
Through the My Disney Experience app, you will be able complete special missions to help contribute to the Disney Conservation Fund.
Satu’li Canteen has the option to pre-order your food through the My Disney Experience app. Just place your order and pre-pay and then let them know when you have arrived at the restaurant by tapping the “I’m Here” button. The kitchen will prepare your meal. This not available for the dining plans and if you have special dietary needs you will need to order in person.