Opens May 27, 2017.
Pandora: The World of AVATAR is inspired by the 2009 James Cameron movie, Avatar. Guests enter the Valley of Mo'ara where they encounter interactive plant life in the bioluminescent forest as well as floating mountains.
The time frame of the land takes place a generation after the original Avatar movie and it's four sequels. The conflict between humans and Na'vi is over, but remnants of the conflict can be found throughout the land. The cast members found in Pandora: The World of AVATAR belong to one of three separate groups:
- Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE): This is a human run organization of Eco-tour guides that is facilitating our travel to Pandora. They are they hosts of the land.
- The Pandora Conservation Initiative: This is a group of scientists that study Pandora. This group researches the flora, fauna and culture of Pandora.
- The Expat Community: This is a group of people that have come to Pandora and "fell in love with it". They run some of the smaller locations in the land like Pongu Pongu.
As guests enter the land from Discovery Island, they encounter a large Pandoran plant known as either a Flasca or Baja Tickler. The plant helps detoxify the atmosphere and helps humans breath in the otherwise poisonous air.
The land features a snack stand called Pongu Pongu where guests can get offerings exclusive to Pandora. A quickservice restaurant called Satuli Cateen offers a wider selection of food inspired by the movie.
The two main attractions in the land are Na'vi River Journey and Flight of Passage. Na'vi River Journey is a nighttime boat ride through the bioluminescent forests of Pandora culminating with an encounter with a Na'vi Shaman. Flight of Passage allows guests to link with their Avatar and ride a banshee outside of the confines of the Valley of Mo'ara.
Throughout the land guests can enjoy the Na'vi drum circle, Navi totems, and interactive walkways and foliage.
The land is 12 acres in size and the floating mountains reach heights of 143' tall.
The land was first announced in September of 2011 and opened in May of 2017. It took the footpring of the former Camp Minnie Mickey area as well as adjacent plots originally intended for the Beastly Kingdom Expansion.