Disney just announced that Pandora – The World of Avatar will open on May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort.
Based on the 2009 James Cameron film Avatar, this new land will transport you to the visually stunning world of Pandora. In Pandora, you can explore the Valley of Mo’ara and marvel at floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. You will also be able to join the Na’vi on two excursions that take adventure to the next level.
First, climb aboard a reed boat for a journey down the sacred Kaspavan River in Na’vi River Journey. This expedition into the rainforest deep within the Valley of Mo’ara will take you right into the middle of Pandora and Na’vi culture. Traveling into the darkest part of the forest, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a canopy of exotic glowing plants and amazing animals on the move. Listen closely and you’ll hear the Na’vi Shaman of Songs as she fills the forest with beautiful music about the sacred bond between nature and ourselves.
Second, you can experience the natural world of Pandora from the air, on the back of a banshee, in Avatar Flight of Passage. The banshee is a culturally significant animal to the Na’vi and flying on a banshee is a rite-of-passage. Now you will get your chance to test yourself. Soar through ancient stone arches, under floating mountains, and over the lush landscape for an experience like no other.