Disney Pic of the Week: Pandora

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Pandora Grinch Tree in Valley of Mo’ara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.Nikon D750/16-35VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 900, EV 0, 20mm Focal Length, Intensify CK. Pandora’s Valley of Mo’ara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is full of other worldly plants and animals. None more strange and beautiful as the large Grinch Trees growing throughout the planet.
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Possible Hidden Mickeys in Pandora – The World of Avatar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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With Pandora – The World of Avatar, Disney’s Imagineers created a richly detailed landscape of strange, unfamiliar images. As a result, folks continue to spot potential Hidden Mickeys here. When you reach the lab along the Standby entrance queue of “Avatar Flight of Passage,” look for this collection of small, different-sized bottles with black caps … Continue reading "Possible Hidden Mickeys in Pandora – The World of Avatar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Honors Two Decades of Wild Encounters With 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Disney's Animal Kingdom marked its 20th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22, by launching an expanded Party for the Planet celebration that will run through May 5. To commemorate the milestone year, the 500-acre adventure park is offering animal encounters, family-friendly activities, specialty desserts and more. In addition, the new show UP! A Great Bird Adventure, featuring characters from the Disney-Pixar film UP, debuted on April 22.
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Animal Kingdom Wandering

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I typically don’t go to the parks much in the midst of the summer heat and humidity and so planned to visit Animal Kingdom yesterday, mostly to update menus. I had no idea I hadn’t been there since right after Pandora opened! I checked for last-minute FastPasses before leaving home, but nothing was available. I … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom Wandering"
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Pandora restaurant serves up Satu’li Sampler Family Style Dinner

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Satu’li Canteen in the Pandora area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom has added a great new menu option for groups dining together. The Satu’li Sampler Family Style Dinner allows guests to try all the different combinations of ingredients that can be purchased for individual signature bowl meals. My family and I were eager to try this … Continue reading "Pandora restaurant serves up Satu’li Sampler Family Style Dinner"
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Experience Pandora culture, hear Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde speak at Orlando art event

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Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde will speak this week at the Orlando Museum of Art during its 1st Thursdays series. Rohde, who led the creative team responsible for designing Disney's Animal Kingdom, will be giving two presentations that focus on the important role that art plays in bringing a Disney theme park from concept to reality. The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 3 at the museum in downtown Orlando. Specifically, the evening will emphasize its theme of "Celebrating the Beauty of the Natural World" with various aspects related to the new Pandora - The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom. Participants will sample complimentary food and treats inspired by Animal Kingdom, featuring select items from Satu'li Canteen, the counter service restaurant inside Pandora - The World of Avatar. They also can enjoy listening to live entertainment inspired by the theme park. Rohde's presentations will take place at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 1st Thursdays event costs $15 for adults and $5 for children. It's free for kids ages 3 and younger. Orlando Museum of Art members also have complimentary admission. Tickets can be purchased on the website.
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Interactive missions allow guests at Disney’s Pandora to earn conservation donations

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Think you know everything there is to know about the new Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? I certainly thought I knew more than most after writing about this new land for years. Somehow, though, I missed the announcement of a new mobile interaction that allows each guest visiting Pandora to … Continue reading "Interactive missions allow guests at Disney’s Pandora to earn conservation donations"
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Pandora store at Disney’s Animal Kingdom specializes in interactive, creative gifts

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It will not surprise anyone familiar with Walt Disney World that the resort's newest attraction exits into a gift shop. But what likely will delight visitors to Pandora - The World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom is that the store offers a unique shopping experience. Not only will guests find no sign of Mickey Mouse, but they will be able to shop a selection of merchandise that can only be found in this one shop, called Windtraders.
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Disney Dedicates Pandora — The World of Avatar

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 24, 2017) — In grand preview dedication ceremonies for media today, Disney’s Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world – of massive mountains floating in the sky, rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking flights for explorers soaring above an alien moon on the backs of great winged banshees. When … Continue reading "Disney Dedicates Pandora — The World of Avatar"
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