Pandora World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom to Open May 27
Today, Disney Parks announced that Pandora – World of Avatar at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom will officially open on May 27, 2017:
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The heavily anticipated Avatar-inspired land was announced in September 2011, so fans have been waiting nearly six years for opening day.
According to Disney, Pandora – World of Avatar will “transport guests to the visually stunning world of Pandora” and will feature “floating mountains and bioluminescent plants.”
Pandora – World of Avatar Attractions
The land will contain two rides:
Avatar Flight of Passage will “offer guests the jaw-dropping experience of exploring the world of Pandora atop a Banshee.”
The family-friendly Na’Vi River Journey boat ride that will take riders through a bioluminescent rainforest, ending with an “unforgettable encounter” with a Na’vi Shaman, a character with a “deep connection to the life force of Pandora.”
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Guests will be able to dine at Satu’li Canteen, grab a drink at Pongu Pongue or shop at Windtraders for Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more.
Late last year, Disney offered a behind-the-scenes look at the land, including the video below:
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