Among our favorite place's to visit at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is Animal Kingdom - we love the animals, shows, and attractions. And, now they've opened a new adventure at the Animal Kingdom; Pandora – The World of Avatar. It's a all-new land that immerses us in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bio-luminescent rain forests and breathtaking new experiences. And, we can't wait to return on our next trip.
As we discovered the idea behind Pandora is to continue the park’s tradition of celebrating the intrinsic value of nature, transformation through adventure and a personal call to action. When you walk through Pandora you're surrounded by beautiful scenary, and a visit at night is a must. This is when it transforms and glows when bio-luminescent flora and intricate nighttime experiences add a dreamlike quality to Pandora.
“We are taking our guests on a journey to this world in an experience that’s as realistic and immersive as possible,” says Joe Rohde, Walt Disney Imagineering portfolio creative executive. “In the movie, the world of Pandora is a setting for the action and characters whose story we follow. Here, guests are the primary characters immersed in an extremely vivid, authentic experience.”
Within Pandora there are the mountains that appear to float in the sky, and waterfalls cascading down the mountainside into meandering streams and pools. Be sure to get your FassPass for Avatar Flight of Passage because it is a exhilarating, wind-in-your-face experience on a winged mountain banshee over the awe-inspiring world of Pandora. Imagine actually feeling the banshee breathe beneath you as you soar through the forest and past floating mountains.
Catch Up On The Story Of The Na’vi
The family-friendly Na’vi River Journey is another amazing, and beautiful addition on which you'll travel down a sacred river deep into a bio-luminescent rain-forest. The eight-seat reed boats float past exotic glowing plants and Pandoran creatures into the midst of a musical Na’vi ceremony. The mystical journey culminates in an encounter with a breathtakingly realistic Na’vi Shaman of Songs who is deeply connected with Pandora’s life force and sends positive energy through her music into the forest.
Both, of these attractions will be a must-see on everyone's list so be sure you're prrepared - get your FassPass and get in line early.
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By Melody Schubert