First Look: Pandora – the World of Avatar opens its doors to our cameras


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - It’s a place where you can fly on the back of a banshee, walk under floating mountains, and journey down a mystical river. Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom won’t open to the public until May 27th but today, we got a sneak peek into the new land.

PHOTOS: Go inside Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into Pandora, are the stunning floating mountains. The Hallelujah Mountains are situated in the front of the park and they’re outfitted with lush greenery and running water. Sprinkled throughout the new land are alien-like trees that react to park visitors’ movement and touch. At nighttime, Pandora will transform with bioluminescent plants and other surprises.     

Pandora – The World of Avatar is the biggest expansion in Animal Kingdom’s history. A total 1800 jobs were created for the land and 800 of those went just to construction!  

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In addition to an amazingly detailed setting guests will enjoy 2 new attractions: Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey which will take you through the jungles and rainforests of Pandora.

There will also be themed restaurants, like the the Pongu Pongu lounge, and plenty of places to shop for Avatar merchandise when the area opens this summer. 


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