Lots of new information has come out for Pandora – The World of Avatar, the new land which is set to open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Summer 2017.

Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks and Resorts, discussed the new land during a “Destination D” event at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort – sharing new info and tidbits that guests can expect next year, including the entry bridge (which has its own story-line). Satu’li Canteen, the main dining restaurant will feature Na’vi art and cultural items. Windtraders will be the land’s shop and will sell Na’vi items, toys, science kits and more. A tiki-type drink location, called Pongu Pongu will also be coming to the new land, which feature an old “Expat” in a hula skirt.

Not much was revealed for Pandora’s 2 attractions – Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey – but a short clip featuring the Na’vi Shaman Audio-Animatronic that will be featured in the River Journey was shared:

“I think the thing I’m most excited about right now to experience would be everything in Pandora.” Chapek said. “From the place-making to the two extraordinary attractions that will be in the land – both the Na’vi River Journey as well as Avatar Flight of Passage, these promise to set new high-watermarks for our experiential magic we give our guests.”

Disney in collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment is bringing to life the mythical world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s Avatar, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. The awe-inspiring land of floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and soaring Banshees will give guests a transformational experience they will never forget.