Play on the drums that echo through the mountains!
Touch and feel parts of the land that come alive with your touch! You are first greeted Pandora with the Flaska Reclinata, a plant that spews water and steam when you touch its insides. It looks like the insides are are slimy and gooey but it's really not!
While we were not able to ride the attractions that day, we did head back to Animal Kingdom Park another day to see Pandora at night, which is another experience altogether! Pandora lights up at night and the experience is truly magical. But it's difficult to get good photos so you just have to experience it in person to get the full immersive experience.
The Na'vi River Journey is a relaxing slow moving boat ride, (similar to Pirates of the Caribbean and It's a Small World) through the biolumnescent forest of Pandora. Enjoy the exotic flora and the fauna of the magically lit up forest with dazzling colours and soothing music of the Na'vi, finally meeting the Na'vi Shaman of Songs, as she shares her personal and deep connection to the forest through her music.
Flight of Passage is the signature attraction of Pandora. Don't let the incredibly long wait times scare you! There will likely be long lines for many years to come. The ride is THAT amazing! It is definitely necessary to snag a Fast Pass for this ride, use Extra Magic Hours and early morning opening times to take advantage of lower crowds to experience this attraction. The wait is worth it.
Guests board the back of a banshee to experience the ride of a lifetime! It is a simulator experience, where guests can link up to an avatar already in flight on a banshee and experience this rite of passage for the Na'vi. Each person sits on a bike-like contraption so it feels like you are straddling a banshee and the experience feels very individual as each person rides his/her own banshee. With a large screen in front of you, wind and water spray effects that complement the ride, the experience takes you through the Valley of Mo'ara from the back of a banshee. It is thrilling and exhilarating!
The queue itself is a unique experience with a lot of detail to help pass the time spent in line. It's one of those queues that twists and turns and never seems to end! There is a lot of back story into the technology they use to link you to an existing avatar already on the back of a banshee and how it all works.
A few other highlights....
We visited Disney's Hollywood Studios to meet some of the newest characters to join the meet and greet options. Star-Lord and Baby Groot were a hit and so much fun!
Disney is not just a destination, it's a way of life! It was a crazy action-packed weekend and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
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If you have an upcoming trip planned to Disney World already, then you won't want to miss this, "Pandora The World of Avatar: What You Need to Know!"
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