We’ve been eagerly awaiting updates about Animal Kingdom‘s upcoming Avatar-themed land ever since it was announced in 2011. Well, this morning we were given a gift in the form of news coming from D23 Expo Japan. Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, gave fans the scoop on an attraction you’ll find in Pandora. Disney Parks Blog reports:
Pandora – The World of AVATAR will bring a variety of new experiences to the Park, including a family-friendly attraction called Na’vi River Journey. The adventure begins as guests set out in canoes and venture down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The full beauty of Pandora reveals itself as the canoes pass by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures. The journey culminates in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and sends positive energy out into the forest through her music.
Na’vi River Journey sounds breathtaking, as does Flight of Passage, another planned Pandora attraction that was announced at D23 this summer. It’s just one more reason that 2017 can’t get here fast enough!