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Pandora – The World of Avatar opens May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

by Banks Lee

Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27.

Inspired by James Cameron’s box-office hit, “AVATAR,” the new 12-acre land will immerse guests in the lush world of Pandora about a generation after the film’s human-Na’vi conflict. The new land will transport guests to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring Banshees.

Two main adventures will beckon Animal Kingdom guests:

• Riding a Mountain Banshee, guests will soar across Pandora on Avatar Flight of Passage. This high-tech adventure will offer a thrilling flight through the jungles and floating mountains, and over the majestic oceans of this colorful world.

• On the family-friendly Na’vi River Journey guests will sail down a sacred river hidden within a glowing rainforest. The expedition will end with an encounter with a Na’vi Shaman, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora.

Guests will also be able to dine at Satu’li Canteen, grab a drink at Pongu Pongu or shop for Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, and more at Windtraders.

The expansion completes the transformation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom from a day into nighttime theme park with captivating offerings and extended entertainment.

Pandora World of Avatar first look at animatronic and updates for Animal Kingdom

Pandora – The World of Avatar is a creative collaboration by Walt Disney Imagineering, Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to bring to life the mythical world of Pandora.

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