On Saturday Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared an update on Pandora – The World of Avatar, which is set to open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in summer 2017.
Pandora will transport guests to a visually stunning world complete with floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. Here, visitors will be able to experience two excursions that will truly push adventure to the next level.
First, the family friendly Na’vi River Journey will send guests down a sacred river hidden within a bioluminescent rainforest. Their journey will end in an unforgettable encounter with a Na’vi Shaman, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora. This attraction will bring the awe-inspiring land of floating mountains and soaring Banshees to life for Disney guests to see, hear and touch.
And second, the Avatar Flight of Passage excursion will offer the jaw-dropping experience of riding on a Banshee over the world of Pandora.
Pongu Pongu will be a special drink location with a design that is as eclectic as its Expat owner.
The Walt Disney Imagineering team has collaborated with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment to bring the mythical world to life. Inspired by Cameron’s smash hit, the AVATAR-inspired land will be part of the largest expansion in Disney’s Animal Kingdom history.