It’s not very often that new attractions will open at Walt Disney World let alone a whole new land!  Well, that is what’s getting ready to happen with the opening of Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27th, 2017!  After watching the movie Avatar and then hearing the news that Disney was going to somehow incorporate this into Animal Kingdom, I’ve been very excited.  The movie itself is visually stunning and the special effects are amazing.  Now, combine that with the magic of Disney and this new land is sure to be a huge hit!

While visiting Walt Disney World periodically last year, it was pretty amazing to see all of the construction and work they were doing coming together.  It was pretty amazing to see the floating mountains in the Disney sky and try to imagine what the rest of Pandora would look like.  At nighttime, the jungle will be filled with bioluminescent flora.  It’s like the land has come to life with a glow that adds a magical feeling.  It will truly make you feel as though you’ve been transported to Pandora itself.  

In addition to all of the stunning visuals, themed dining and shopping, there will also be two expeditions to discover.  The first is AVATAR Flight of Passage.  This excursion will offer the jaw-dropping experience of riding on a Banshee over the world of Pandora. It will be sure to offer you the ride of a lifetime!  The other is the Na’vi River Journey.  This family friendly ride begins as you venture down a mysterious, sacred river that flows through the bioluminescent rainforest.  You’ll pass by the glowing plants and unforgettable creatures and encounter a Na’vi shaman, who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora.
This land is set to open this summer, and I can’t wait!  As it gets closer, Disney will be releasing more information about all of the exciting details of Pandora.  While we anxiously wait for its opening, here’s a link to video to keep the excitement alive! 


Leigh Miller

Travel Specialist