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Tour the rides, restaurants and shops of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

by Banks Lee

Take an inside look at Pandora – The World of Avatar, as we were among the first members of the media allowed inside.

We were able to take a special preview tour of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom today, and we have your first expansive look inside the detailed new land.

When it opens May 27, 2017, Pandora will give guests the chance to explore a world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring Banshees. In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney has brought to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s film “Avatar”.

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

There are two main rides for guests to discover:

Avatar Flight of Passage sends guests on an adventurous ride flying above the jungles of Pandora on a mountain Banshee. We weren’t allowed to film on this ride, but we were able to film the detailed queue.

Avatar Flight of Passage queue walkthrough and pre-show inside Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Closer look at Avatar Flight of Passage ride vehicles in Pandora at Animal Kingdom

Na’vi River Journey is a family-friendly boat ride that sails down a sacred river hidden within a glowing rainforest for an encounter with a Na’vi Shaman. Here are highlights, a full ride-though and a look at the queue.

Na’vi River Journey low light ride-through POV highlights | Pandora - The World of Avatar
FULL Na’vi River Journey low light ride-through POV in Pandora - The World of Avatar
Na'vi River Journey Queue in Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Hungry adventurers can recharge at Satu’li Canteen, the main dining location in Pandora:

Satu’li Canteen restaurant inside Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Shoppers can stock up on Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more inside Windtraders.

Windtraders gift shop inside Pandora - The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom
Banshee adoption at The Rookery inside Windtraders at Pandora - The World of Avatar

At night, the landscape of Pandora completely changes as bioluminescence lights up the landscape and new sounds can be heard.

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

Be sure to check out the May 4, 2017 episode of Attractions Magazine: The Show for more inside Pandora, including interviews with some of the creative cast members and Imagineers who brought the land to life.

Attractions - The Show - Pandora: The World of Avatar; Mystic Timbers; news - May 4, 2017

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Andrew P April 30, 2017 - 2:39 pm

Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to experience it for myself!

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