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DisNews – World of Pandora Attractions

DisNews – World of Pandora Attractions

I know I’ve already posted a DisNews post about Pandora, but I can’t help but post another. Disney has begun some preview days, and released a video of one of the animatronics in the Na’vi River Ride.

And they look AMAZING.

Na’vi River Journey

Just take a few minutes to give this a look – I mean, the movements are seriously smooth, and the details are just mind boggling. The amount of engineering that went into that…. I can’t wait to see it! There are a few other videos from what looks to be a media preview on YouTube. Some of them have longer clips of this, and really its just amazing what they’ve done. Whether you liked the movies or not, I think seeing the new area of Animal Kingdom will definitely be worth it. If nothing else, its pretty to look at!

Video courtesy of Walt Disney World Resorts.

Avatar Flight of Passage

The river ride looks fun, but pretty laid back. (That is NOT a complaint!) But the Avatar Flight of Passage ride looks pretty awesome. The details about it floating around the internet seem to be mysterious and vague, but it looks to me like a combination of a 4D ride and Soarin’ – and that is something I would definitely go for! Especially if its as pretty to look at as the movies were. Besides that, I love Soarin’, as well as 4D movie experiences.

AVATAR Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom — This E-ticket attraction, the centerpiece of Pandora, allows guests to soar on a Banshee over a vast alien world. The spectacular flying experience will give guests a birds-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of the world of Pandora on an aerial rite of passage. (Disney Parks)

My problem is I know we’ll probably only get to see one of the two attractions, as they currently have the FastPass system set up with tiers for these, meaning you can only pick one when you choose your first three fast passes. Since we’re planning to FP Rivers of Light, it means we’ll only be able to get to one. (Unless the lines are shorter than I’m thinking they will be this August.) If that ends up being the case, which one do I pick?!?

 

Friday DisNews: Full Menu for Satu’li Canteen is Out – and Pandora is looking awesome!

Friday DisNews: Full Menu for Satu’li Canteen is Out – and Pandora is looking awesome!

Floating mountains grace the skyline while exotic plants fill the colorful landscape inside Pandora – The World of Avatar, which opens May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pandora – The World of Avatar will bring a variety of new experiences to the park, including a family-friendly attraction called Na’vi River Journey and new food & beverage and merchandise locations. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer) Courtesy of Walt Disney World Resorts.

I’m a little behind in getting this blog post up, but I’m very excited to say that the sneak peeks we’re being given about Pandora: The World of Avatar are looking better and better! I enjoyed the movie when it came out, and I think one of its strongest points was that it was gorgeous to look at. Now that its become a real part of Disney, and we know how well they do bringing things to life, I’m really excited to see what they do with it. I’m also excited to have a reason to stay in the Animal Kingdom park past five. In the past, Animal Kingdom has not been a full day park for my family, mainly because of the heat (it always seems like the hottest of hte parks) and because my family doesn’t ride roller coasters or Kali River Rapids. (With my husband, that may change, because he loves coasters) This, however, looks like two new rides I think I’ll like, and I am hoping for great things from the nighttime look of Pandora, with its bioluminescent features. The possibilities of what this could look like are really exciting! Take a look at this video, provided by Walt Disney World Resort:

I mean, the beginning is a lot of the same opening shots of the entrance that have been posted everywhere. But I’m very excited by the peek into the Na’vi River Ride! It looks like it should be really fun, and really beautiful to look at.

 

Satu’li Canteen

Walt Disney World has also released the full menu for the Satu’li Canteen! I couldn’t get any press photos for the food, but if you want a sneak peek, you can visit the Disney Blog and the full menu on The Disney site. The selection looks interesting, and you can see that they’re sticking with the themes from the movie by creating a menu with healthier fare. I’ve also heard that they will be using an online ordering system where you can order and pay via the My Disney Experience app and then tell the kitchen, via the app, that you’ve arrived. When your food is ready, it can then be picked up at a specific window/place in the restaurant. This should be a nice feature, as I’m sure the restaurant will be crowded, at least to start. It also allows you to customize your meals as well, with a nice selection of healthy foods. The cheeseburger “pod” looks like it might be a bit of a stretch to all that “healthy,” but I like the idea of the “pods.”

What are you looking forward to most in Pandora?