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Countdown to the Opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar with Collectible Pins

Steven Miller

by , Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney World Resort

As excitement builds for the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar in summer 2017, I’m delighted to announce a new limited edition pin collection is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park starting March 2. This item is the first of many new unique merchandise products coming as part of Pandora that will immerse Guests in their in-park experience like never before and connect them to this exotic new land. I caught up with Erin Herbst, merchandiser for Disney Pins, to learn more about this countdown collection.

“With the addition of this new land to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we wanted a way to continue the excitement leading up to the grand opening,” explained Erin. “This countdown pin collection features the beautiful travel posters created by Alpha Centauri Expeditions, the exclusive provider of tours to Pandora. We thought guests would love collecting these posters as they prepare to journey to another world.”

Countdown to the Opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar with Collectible Pins

There will be one new pin released each month from March to May. The first pin in this collection (above left) will be released on March 2. The second countdown pin (center) will be released on April 6. The final individual limited edition pin (above right) will be released on May 4. Each individual pin will have an edition size of 1,250, and will be released at Discovery Trading Company in the park.

Countdown to the Opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar with Collectible Pins

Artist Dylan Cole designed the travel posters which inspired this pin collection. Attendees may recall getting a first look at the travel posters during the D23 Expo in 2015. Dylan provided design work on Disney’s “Maleficent,” and is currently Co-Production Designer for the upcoming “Avatar” motion picture sequels.

Today, guests may see these posters near Tiffins restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.

Countdown to the Opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar with Collectible Pins

The final two pins in this collection, called “Completer pins,” will only be found in the five-pin boxed set containing all five travel posters. The boxed set will have an edition size of 250, and will be released during the opening of this new land on May 27.

There will be a purchase limit of two limited edition pins, per style, per guest, per release. These pins will not be available via Shop Disney Parks app or the Disney Parks online store.

Stay tuned to in the coming months for additional looks at new merchandise created especially for Pandora – The World of Avatar!


  • Do you happen to know what the retail price will be for the 5 pin boxed set? Thank you!

  • Hi Steven I love it when your post coincides with my business trips so I will be able to check these out while in town 🙂

    Also do you know if March Magic will be coming back this year thanks

  • Hi Steven. The Pandora pins are awesome. Thanks for the sneak peek. As a pin collector it would be very helpful if Disney would post a release calendar for pins as they have done in the past. Will they be doing that again soon? Thank you.

    • @Tracey – I’m glad you like the pins. Thank you for the feedback. From my understanding, you may see some information soon about releases. I’m not really involved with publishing information to the site. I will, however, continue to feature select Disney Pins in future Disney Parks Blog articles.

  • How much are they?
    Why can’t you tell us each week what pins are coming like you did in january????

    • @Erin – The individual limited edition pins released in March, April and May will be $15.99 each. Unfortunately, I’m not involved with publishing to I believe that some information may be coming soon to the site. New pins are typically released on Thursdays in select locations at Disney Parks.

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