Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, it was announced today by Disney CEO Bob Iger during The Walt Disney Company Shareholders meeting.
Based on James Cameron’s mega-box-office hit, “Avatar,” the new 12-acre land will transport guests to a mystical world of bio-luminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring Banshees. Opening with the land will be two all-new state-of-the-art attractions:
Riding a magnificent 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 in an unforgettable 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.
Pandora – The World of Avatar completes a 6-year journey, as the land was first announced in Sept 2011,with construction starting in Jan 2014. The new land replaces Camp Minnie-Mickey, which closed Jan 5, 2014 to make way for Avatar construction.