Pandora – The World of Avatar will share the same core values as Animal Kingdom – the value of nature, discovery through adventure and giving back to the planet earth.
Disney unveiled more details Wednesday about the new attraction, which opens May 27th at Animal Kingdom. Walt Disney Imagineering shared a video on the construction of this new land and talked about how it fits into the character of Animal Kingdom.
“Visitors will walk away from Pandora with information they can apply to the real world of earth,” said Joe Rohde, a Disney Imagineer best known for serving as the leader of the creative team behind Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Rohde said guests will feel like they are walking through Africa or South America when they visit the new land.
“Culture plays a huge part in the park’s other lands, like Asia and Africa,” wrote Jennifer Fickley-Baker, editorial content manager wrote in the Disney Blog. “Therefore, researching a realistic culture that would exist on Pandora has been a priority.”
Flight of Passage, the flying theater ride on the backs of mountain banshees, with have a 44-inch height restriction. All ages can take a tour on the Na’vi River Journey indoor boat ride. A walk-through attraction, called Valley of Mo’ara, will give visitors an up-close look at bioluminescent flora, as well as see Na’vi totems and cultural artifacts.
Visitors can refuel at Satu’li Canteen, a fast-casual eatery that will feature international-inspired cuisine, vegetarian options and specialty libations.
Guests will also be able to purchase items that will interact with the Pandoran environment — Disney’s comeback to Universal’s interactive Wizarding World wands, according to Robert Niles, author of the Theme Park Insider.