More on “Pandora”

Disney – Many, myself included, are looking forward to seeing the new Disney World land of Pandora that will soon open in the Animal Kingdom.

Part of what will make Pandora unique is the environment that has been created. Above is a clip that gives you an idea of the night time experience with the bioluminescence and interactive nature of the engineered environment.

One of the key attractions will be the Na’vi River Journey ride that shows off the flora and fauna of Pandora. The animatronic “Shaman of songs”, which can be viewed in this clip, is a particularly good work of Disney engineering magic.

The other main attraction will be the Flight of Passage ride. This clip doesn’t reveal any of the ride itself, but does show a very detailed and rich sensory experience in the long queue to the ride.

Guests staying in Disney Resort accommodations will have access to special hours in Pandora: for a limited time, May 27 – July 4, 2017, enjoy “Extra” Extra Magic Hours only in Pandora − The World of Avatar from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

This Disney expansion looks to make a visit an experience not just the opportunity to ride some cool rides. I am hoping that this continues with the Star Wars land that is scheduled to open in 2019.



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