Pandora: The World of Avatar, you can now explore a whole new world of wonder. Get ready to experience something really special. This place is next level amazing.
Disney World Orlando, known worldwide for their wide parks, have just opened a new attraction for the public to enjoy. Welcome to Pandora: The World of Avatar— the stunning new park you can visit in Animal Kingdom. From the floating mountains to the Pandora animal and plant life, you will be blown away, and that is before you ride on Flight of Passage.
Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, this new world in the Animal Kingdom features the fantasy world of Pandora, which can be experienced through different activities. On top of that, you can even get to try the native yet exotic (at least in our world) dishes from The World of Avatar. If you are a fan of Icee and Tango Ice Blast, you have to try a Night Blossom!
Enjoy your Ride of Fantasy!
Listed below are set of activities that you can try if you want to experience Pandora.
- Avatar Flight of Passage
Kids, tweens, teens, and adults who are at least 44 inches (or 112 cm.) tall
Get to see the world of Pandora from above the ground on the back of a mountain Banshee.
This 3D ride will fascinate you with the realistic and majestic views of Pandora while you get to learn its flora and fauna through this tour. Feel and soar like an eagle (or Banshee) through this unforgettable ride you’ll never regret trying.
The ride is suitable for most people. The seat is very similar to riding on a motor bike. My daughter first tried the ride when she was 7 and my 65 year old Mum loves it too.
Its a very special ride. It reminds me of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal Islands of Adenture with more modern technology.
When you get off the ride you find a gift shop and outside the gift shop are the quick service dining options.
- Na’vi River Journey
Kids, tweens, teens, and adults
For those who think the Avatar Flight of Passage’s level of the thrill is too high and unmanageable for them, we have Na’vi River Journey. Simply enjoy the serenity of Pandora as you journey through the river. See the Na’vi and experience a peaceful and relaxing journey. A lot of people find the ride to be a bit, dare I say it boring. I think it’s really cool to see the theming of the rider and I enjoy it. There are no thrills on the ride. Think It’s a Small World but in Pandora.
So the Na’vi River Journey introduces the environment of Pandora but in a calmer, more tranquil ride experience. Riders will board a boat in a river which will take them to a dark rainforest housing bioluminescent plants which are delightful to behold. This reed boat adventure finishes with the riders witnessing the power of the Shaman of Songs. You’ll like it but don’t queue for too long.
- Valley of Mo’ara
9:00 AM-10:00 PM
Kids, tweens, teens, and adults seeking a walk-through adventure and shopping and dining venues
If you want to experience a real walk through and not just through 3D representations, then the Valley of Mo’ara is the place for you. In this park, you will get to see the flora and fauna of the Valley of Mo’ara and witness the bioluminescent plants come to light at night. Aside from the floating mountains and the amazing environment, the Valley of Mo’ara is also home to many other sights to see and shopping and dining stalls for you to enjoy.
Treat Yourself with these Exotic Tastes and Flavors of Pandora
After trying all these rides and visiting these wondrous views of Disney World Parks Orlando, recharge your body with nutrients through exotic dishes served only at Pandora: The World of Avatar. Get ready to have not only your sight full but also your tummy.
- Sa’tuli Canteen
Served similarly with the casual fast food dining method, the Sa’tuli canteen offers delicious meals for tourists after their long walks and adventures in the Valley of Mo’ara and the Na’vi River Journey. The menu is inspired by international cuisines and made with ingredients which are native within Pandora. Not only are the meals here scrumptious, as they are also healthy and full of nutrients your body needs after a long journey.
- Pongu pongu
Quench your thirst with this drink made colorful by bioluminescent jelly-like tapioca. This frozen cocktail’s name derived from the Na’vi word “pongu”, which means “party”—thus having the meaning “party party”. The party-like feel is reflected by the wondrous color combinations made by the tapioca and the drink itself which is also made more festive with the sweetness it gives as it quenches your thirst.
Bring a Token of your Unforgettable Experience
Park visits and tours would not be complete without taking home souvenirs for keepsakes and to have something represent the memories you had in the said park. Check out the souvenirs and gift items you can avail from this park.
- Wind Traders
This shop located in the Valley of Mo’ara is the place for you to find a piece of the valley to take home. It features merchandise which will make you remember and celebrate the wonders of the flora and fauna of the Valley of Mo’ara. From bird figurines to science kits and even up to apparels, you’ll never run out of options for items you want to give as a gift or simply keep as a souvenir for yourself.
- Colors of Mo’ara
On top of the cameras, apparel, home appliances and other items you can avail from here, you can also try the Na’vi face painting. This fun face painting activity will make you feel like you indeed belong with the Na’vis and share their culture. You can also purchase accessories, gifts as well as toys and plush from this shop—perfect for the kids and kids-at-heart.
Overall, the newest attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom — Pandora: The World of Avatar—has everything set for its tourists. From the sights to see, adventures to take, food needed to replenish and the gifts and souvenirs to buy, this park is your one-stop sight-seeing, shopping and dining site.