Monday, March 5, 2018

A must visit! Pandora - The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom #DisneySMMC

 ****I was invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Land and Sea Celebration conference. I paid a conference fee to attend. I received a discounted rate for my stay. All opinions are my own. I have not been compensated or asked to post about Disney.****

One the second day of The Disney Media Moms Conference we were up with the birds, and I did not mind a bit! We were going to be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of Pandora The World of AVATAR in Disney's Animal Kingdom. I personally had never had the chance to visit and this was something I was so looking forward to and Pandora did not disappoint! I was excited to see Disney’s version of Pandora. 

We arrived at Disney’s Animal Kingdom right before dawn, to be able to Pandora in the dark to see the bioluminescent glow of Pandora. As you arrived in Pandora, the beauty just takes your break away. You are really transported to another world, there are no stuffed Mickeys or any other Disney products to be found in this land… Well of course not, you are no longer at a Disney park you are in another world, the land of Pandora. I loved the fully immersive feel of your surroundings. 
After you cross the bridge guests follow a winding forest pathway to where the surreal landscape first comes into view. The exotic Valley of Mo’ara spreads before them. Other-worldly sights, sounds and scenes abound. Adventurers roam verdant pathways underneath floating mountains laced with waterfalls dropping to quiet ponds. They venture deep inside a bioluminescent rainforest amid the sounds of Pandoran creatures roaming the underbrush.

There are 2 attractions in the new land including:

Avatar Flight of Passagethis experience sends explorers swooping and soaring on a simulated flight above the awe-inspiring world of Pandora on the back of awinged banshee. Floating mountains, rushing waterfalls, vast seas and dense jungle pass under-wing. This multi-sensory, wind-in-your-face experience is unlike anything Disney has created before. According to Joe Rohde (Disney Imagineer and one of the key designers of the Animal Kingdom) “You are grounded on a winged predator and flying through these amazing environments with special effects to add to the thrill,” now that is exciting!
Na’vi River Journey – Climb aboard the eight-person reed boats of, families follow a sacred river deep into the bioluminescent rainforest under a canopy of exotic glowing plants, passing rock formations and Pandoran creatures on the move. This mystical journey culminates in an encounter with the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and sends positive energy out into the forest through her music. 
Pandora – The World of Avatar expands the day-into-nighttime adventures at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including new after-dark experiences such as the majestic Rivers of Light show, sunset safaris, live-entertainment street parties and vivid, animated imagery bathing the Tree of Life, centerpiece of the adventure park. Adventurers can recharge at Satu’li Canteen, the fast-casual restaurant for Pandora housed in an old Quonset hut. Windtraders stocks Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more. Pongu Pongu, with a design as eclectic as its expat owner, is a specialty-beverage kiosk that serves up cooling refreshments. 
I have never seen the movie Avatar, of course I have seen clips but I am not familiar with the story line at all but this did not make a difference. I just took the visit to the land as a visit to a far off and distant land I have never seen before, and that was indeed what this visit was. Avatar Flight of Passage was amazing, just there are no words.. exciting, stupendous, spectacular. This was a ride unlike any other. 

From the interactive immersive que, to the ride itself it is a one of a kind experience. My mother and I adored this ride, getting to ride it twice it was wonderful. You really felt like you were flying and exploring it was great. You could really see how much others loved the ride as well, when we were leaving the park the ride had a 240 minute wait. That is 4 hours!!! See I told you this was loved by many. Be sure to book your fast pass ticket as soon as you plan your trip to be sure you make it on this ride. 
Overall Pandora has made Animal Kingdom a must do for us and I am already planning a trip for August and guess where we are planning to visit first well Pandora - The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom of course! Have you visited Pandora? What did you think of the land?

Check out the Disney website, here for more information Pandora The World of AVATAR in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Have you visited Pandora The World of AVATAR?

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