Pandora – The World of Avatar Set to Open at Walt Disney World on May 27th

Pandora at Animal Kingdom
Credit: Disney

It’s finally here everyone, the official announcement of the opening for Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.  According to Disney Parks Blog, the announcement was made during The Walt Disney Company Q1 FY2017 Earnings call where Bob Iger shared that the new land would open on May 27th.  This announcement has been long anticipated since the announcement for the project was made in 2013.  We have been waiting for the new attractions and immersive land from the movie, Avatar, for a long time now.


The land will completely transport guests to the world of Pandora.  There will be two new attractions for guests to enjoy.  Na’vi River Journey is a family-friendly attraction through the bio-luminescent rainforest.  The other is called, Avatar Flight of Passage, where guests will experience soaring over Pandora on a Banshee from the film.  There will also be a restaurant, Satu’li Canteen, and gift shops themed to the land.

We can’t wait to see Pandora – The World of Avatar up close after all these years of waiting.  How many of you will get to visit the new land this year?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog

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