Opening day is almost here! As of May 27th, you will officially be able to visit the new addition to Animal Kingdom. Whether you're visiting opening weekend or waiting for the crowds to die down (they won't!), we have some highlights and tips to help you plan your first experience in Pandora.
Try to grab a FastPass+ to avoid the lines of the two new rides. Here's what Disney's website has to say about Avatar Flight of Passage and Navi River Journey:
Navi River Journey: “As your expedition begins, climb aboard a reed boat and drift downstream. After coasting through a series of caves, and passing by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures of the rainforest, you’ll soon find yourself face-to-face with the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.”
Avatar Flight of Passage: “Get a banshee’s-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of Pandora on a rite of passage you won’t soon forget! Deep in the heart of the Valley of Mo’ara, discover Avatar Flight of Passage—an all-new expedition that lets interstellar explorers like you climb atop a mountain banshee for a breathtaking, first-person flight over the moon’s incredible landscape. Bonding with a mountain banshee is a crucial step in the life of a Na’vi hunter—and flying on the back of one of these powerful winged creatures represents an important rite of passage.”
Need a snack break? There are two new spots to grab some refreshments between the rides:
Satu'li Canteen: “Discover healthful dishes and familiar flavors from another world—wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins."
Pongu Pongu: "Meaning “Party Party” in the language of the Na’vi, Pongu Pongu welcomes weary travelers to try our bioluminescent frozen cocktail, indigenous beers—or even a sweet snack you won’t find elsewhere!”
There will be many unique experiences you can only find at Pandora. One that I'm particularly excited for is the Banshee Connect Experience! Inside Windtraders, there will be an area of banshees perched along the wall. These banshees will be interactive and connect with the guests. You'll be able to purchase your very own to keep as a souvenir!
If you're a night owl and want to avoid some of the crowds, take advantage of the extra magic hours available from 11pm - 1am starting May 27th through July 4th.
Can't make it to Disney World this weekend? Disney Parks Blog will be live streaming the official opening at 9:25am Eastern!
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