Pandora – The World of Avatar Confirmed Opening in Summer 2017

avatar-landDisney World has just announced something we have all been waiting for, Pandora – The World of Avatar will open sometime in the summer of 2017. Of course that could me May or it could mean August, but at least we have a target time of year as we eagerly await this new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Disney announced this during a recent D23 event and even said the scaffolding has been removed from the bridge that connects Pandora to Discovering Island and the rest of the Animal Kingdom Park.

Disney also announced some of the details on the story behind this land:

According to the storyline developed by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment, this bridge was built during a time when a destructive company called the RDA came to Pandora. Now that they’re long gone, nature is breaking down evidence of their presence. This bridge will soon serve as an entry into the base camp of Alpha Centauri Expeditions, the eco-tour group that is preparing Pandora for future explorers and adventure seekers.

The entire Pandora – The World of Avatar land is set to open in 2017, and will transport guests to a visually stunning world complete with floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. Here, guests will be able to experience two excursions that will truly push adventure to the next level. First, the family friendly Na’vi River Journey will send guests down a sacred river hidden within a bioluminescent rainforest. Their journey will end in an unforgettable encounter with a Na’vi Shaman, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora. And second, the Avatar Flight of Passage excursion will offer the jaw-dropping experience of riding on a Banshee over the world of Pandora.

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