Kingdom Planners was thrilled to be invited to a “Sneak Peek” of the amazing new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pandora – The World of Avatar.
This new land includes two incredible new attractions. The first, an “e-ticket” attraction, is Avatar Flight of Passage. The second is a much more gentle ride named Na’vi River Journey.
During the preview, the stand-by wait was posted as 25 minutes… and luckily it was even shorter than that. The queue itself takes about 5 minutes to walk through, even without a line! I’m sure that the stand-by wait will be much more than 25 minutes once Pandora opens to the general public. Get your FastPass+ now!
The queue was very well-themed. There were so many details that it would be difficult to notice everything in only one or two rides.
The eco-friendly message is clear throughout the land of Pandora.
As you get closer to riding, there is more information on how humans can “link” to their Avatar.
A board tracks all of the human-Avatar links and where their banshees are located.
An empty queue line – this will be a very rare shot in another week!
Getting closer to riding a banshee! You step on your assigned number and you are matched with your Avatar.
After the match, no more photos are allowed. You are then led into a room where you are fitted to your banshee. You put on your special (3D) glasses, are linked to your Avatar, and take the flight of your life!
In our opinion, the ride is not scary, but the illusion of flight may be too much for those who are afraid of heights. As one Cast Member put it, this attraction is “Soarin’ on steroids”!
If Avatar Flight of Passage is too much for some members of your party, or if you have young ones with you, then the Na’vi River Passage is the attraction for you.
Similar to “it’s a small world,” this attraction is a gentle boat ride.
Your journey takes you deep into a bioluminescent forest, where you see and hear the wonders of Pandora.
On your ride, you come face-to-face with the mystical creatures and glowing plant life of the rainforest.
At the end of your adventure, you meet the Na’vi Shamen of Songs. She sends her positive energy out to the forest and to you as well.
The Na’vi Shaman of Songs is the most complicated Audio-Animatronics figure ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering and meeting her is an impressive ending to this attraction.
The two attractions in this new land are stunning and experiencing them is a must on any Walt Disney World vacation. There is much to explore in Pandora – The World of Avatar. In addition to the rides, there is the unique landscape to explore plus unique dining and shopping opportunities.
When are you planning your journey to Pandora – The World of Avatar?