Pandora the World of AVATAR

Officially Opens May 27, 2017

Animal Kingdom


During the Walt Disney Company Q1 FY17 Earnings call on February 7, 2017, CEO Bob Iger shared the exciting news that Pandora – The World of Avatar will open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27, 2017.


NEW Preview Video Released December 25, 2016

"In which I confess that I thought this was impossible at first." (Joe Rohde)

November 2016 Destination D Announcements

Pandora opens Summer 2017

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Bridge to Pandora

Bridge to Pandora

Pongu Pongu

Pongu Pongu special drink location


Windtraders, where travelers can find Na'vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more.

Satu'li Canteen

Satu'li Canteen
Main Restaurant in Pandora


December 2015 Construction Photos


Pandora Art

Hanging Mountain

Na'vi River Journey Announced Japan D23 Expo 11/6/15

The World of AVATAR will bring a variety of new experiences to the Park, including a family-friendly attraction called Na’vi River Journey. The adventure begins as guests set out in canoes and venture down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The full beauty of Pandora reveals itself as the canoes pass by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures. The journey culminates in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and sends positive energy out into the forest through her music.

Na’vi River Journey will open with Pandora – The World of AVATAR in 2017.

Na'vi river


Joe Rohde, James Cameron and Jon Landau
Pandora the World of AVATAR

D23 Expo August 2015


Walt Disney Imagineering and James Cameron's organization have come together. Both of which embrace the idea of gripping story, stunning visual design and radical technical innovations.

Disney's Animal Kingdom guests will journey into the magnificent world of Pandora at this new AVATAR-themed land – a world that includes floating mountains, a bioluminescent jung;e and the winged creatures known as Banshees, giving guests a transformational experience they will never forget.

Pandora the World of AVATAR and it will be a world! The adventure is YOURS to have on the planet!

AVATAR Flight of Passage – Fly with banshees! This E-ticket (thrill ride) attraction, the centerpiece of Pandora, allows guests to soar on a Banshee over a vast alien world. The spectacular flying experience will give guests a birds-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of the world of Pandora on an aerial rite of passage.

Water Based Ride - very fluid, very romantic into the bioluminest forest. Designed to allow the whole family to experience and is very beautiful

"We are building a world where you are the protaganst. All of us want this experience to be not just fantastic and not just thrilling but meaningful to people. We’re creating a transformational experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life."


Initial Announcements