A new world of adventure is closer than ever before!
Just now at D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced exciting new details on Pandora — The World of Avatar, the highly anticipated addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Most importantly, we now know when it will be opening: summer of 2017!
We also learned that the entry point between the new land and the rest of the park has had its scaffolding removed. This bridge, pictured below, officially connects Pandora — The World of Avatar with Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
According to Disney Parks Blog, the storyline explains that this bridge was built when a not-so ecologically-friendly company called RDA landed on Pandora. Since the company is long gone, nature is beginning to reclaim its place, and the bridge will allow visitors to visit the base camp of eco-tour group Alpha Centauri Expeditions.
Adding an amazing visual element to this narrative, Disney Parks Blog also released the first look at brand new images featuring must-see destinations in the upcoming land.
The main restaurant in Pandora — The World of Avatar, Satu’li Canteen will feature fare that is true to the storytelling of this exotic locale.
If you’re on the hunt for some Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, and many more unique treasures, look no further than Windtraders!
Thirsty for some unexpected beverages? You can head to Pongu Pongu, an extraordinary drink location with a striking design.
Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage
We learned about two new attractions in Pandora – The World of Avatar, including the Avatar Flight of Passage, where guests get to experience flying over the jungles of Pandora on a Mountain Banshee:
We also learned about the Na’vi River Journey, a boat ride for the whole family that journeys through the bioluminescent forests of Pandora:
We absolutely cannot wait to see Pandora – World of Avatar come to life!