Pandora – The World of Avatar to Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Summer 2017

by on November 19, 2016 4 Comments

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Who is ready to travel to Pandora? it was announced today that the lush world from the movie Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the Summer of 2017.

Guests will enter Pandora through a bridge found near the new table service restaurant, Tiffins. According to the backstory of the land, “the bridge was built during a time when a destructive company called the RDA came to Pandora. Now that they’re long gone, nature is breaking down evidence of their presence.”

Guests will enter Pandora into the Alpha Centauri Expeditions base camp. Alpha Centauri Expeditions, for those who don’t know, is the eco-tour group that is preparing Pandora for further exploration.

Pandora will feature two attractions. One is a boat ride that will take Guests into a visually stunning world where they will travel into a bioluminescent rainforest through a sacred river. The journey will end with an encounter with a Na’vi Shaman. The family friendly attraction will be called Na’vi River Journey.

Pandora Boat Ride

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The second attraction, which is known as Flight of Passage, will offer Guests the incredible opportunity to ride on a Banshee over the world of Pandora.

 

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Also announced today was the news that there will be a restaurant called Satu’li Canteen which will feature displays of Na’vi art and cultural items as part of the theme.

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Guests will able to pick up their Pandora souvenirs including  Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, and more at  Windtraders.

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Finally, Pongu Pongu will be a special drink location.

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Stay tuned to the blog for more great information about traveling to the World of Pandora soon!

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Posted on November 19, 2016

4 Responses to “Pandora – The World of Avatar to Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Summer 2017”

  • Does anyone recall: when Disney has announced things opening in “summer” in the past, does that tend to end up being June? Or is there no identifiable pattern?

  • Don’t hold your breath, but I’m certainly READY for Pandora to open!

  • What about Rivers of Light? It was supposed to open this past Spring and has been delayed indefinitely. I hope Avatarland doesn’t have similar issues which delay its opening. I am specifically waiting for the Animal Kingdom updates to be finished before booking our next WDW vacation for next fall.