I had the pleasure of attending the opening press event for Disney's newest creation-Pandora The World of Avatar.
When I first heard Disney was building "Avatar Land" I wasn't too excited about it. I had never watched the movie and am not into Sci-fi. Being invited to an event like this was so exciting despite my feelings for the concept so I went into it with an open mind.
Walking into this amazing world changed my mind immediately. It was breathtaking and immersive! You do not have to be a fan of the movie or even have seen the movie to enjoy it.
Pandora lived up to the hype!
When I first walked into the area and looked up I saw the floating rocks, that was the coolest thing. I couldn't stop staring and trying to figure out how they made that work.
I walked through the land and took in all of the details, the smells and sights. It was like walking into a different world.
There are two rides in this area, Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey. I rode both and hands down Flight of Passage was my favorite. Na'vi was nice but nothing more than a slow boat ride. I wouldn't wait more than 20 mins for that ride and don't waste a fastpass on it. Definitely get a fastpass for Flight of Passage, that is one of the best rides in all of Disney World. I would say it's my favorite but I am still partial to Radiator Racers in Cars Land at Disneyland in California. However, Flight of Passage was something I had never experienced before. It was a 3D experience where you sit on a bike type vehicle and "ride" on a banshee. Throughout the ride you can see, feel, hear and smell Pandora, you can even feel the banshee breathing while you are riding it.
Pandora is so beautiful during the day but at night it transforms into a bioluminescent forest that glows at every turn.
I recommend going in the morning to visit and then again at night, it's two completely different experiences.
Pandora offers a quick service at Satu’li Canteen, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I tried the cheeseburger pod, it was ok. I am not a big adventurous eater so I don't think I will eat there again however, all of the ladies I was with enjoyed it. I tried both desserts and loved the Na'vi cheesecake, it is blueberry flavored with a passion fruit curd. Next time I will go for breakfast, I have heard it's delicious.
I LOVED the drinks and snack at Pongu Pongu (means Party Party in Na'vi), definitely make a stop there, they have alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. The Pongu Lumpia snack was delicious and a must try with it's cream cheese and pineapple filling. So yummy!
Overall, even if you are not a fan of Avatar you will LOVE Disney's newest land at Animal Kingdom Park.
It's a must do on your next Disney vacation!
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