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FastPass+ for Pandora – The World of Avatar Opens to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests, Special Extra Magic Hours to be Offered

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Great news for those of you anxiously counting the days until the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27 – FastPass+ reservations are now open to experience the land’s never-before-seen attractions for guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

As you may know, Pandora – The World of Avatar will transport guests to a visually stunning world with floating mountains, bioluminescent plants and more. It’ll also feature two one-of-a-kind attractions: Avatar Flight of Passage, which will allow guests to fly on a banshee over the world of Pandora and the family friendly Na’vi River Journey, which will send guests down a mystical river hidden within a bioluminescent rainforest.

Guests at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can reserve FastPass+ selections for the two attractions up to 60 days prior to check in, beginning today. For all other guests who have pre-purchased valid park admission, reservations will be available starting 30 days prior to their visit, beginning May 27, 2017. You may select one of these two attractions in your first set of Disney FastPass+ selections, depending on availability.

And beginning May 27 (through July 4), guests staying in select Walt Disney World Resort hotels will have the opportunity to experience Pandora — The World of Avatar with special nighttime Extra Magic Hours. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with a valid theme park admission can fly on the back of a banshee, navigate a mystical river and walk under floating mountains beyond regular park hours – from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. This benefit is in addition to the Extra Magic Hours already available to you at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

We will be sharing more updates as we put the final touches on Pandora — The World of Avatar. Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for the latest.


  • I’m heading to the parks this weekend and see this event is full. Is there ANY way to get tickets? I’m an annual pass holder and would be thrilled to go!

  • is this only for people staying in a Resort? Because I’m an annual passholder but usually don’t stay in resorts.

  • How can I link my ticket to my account

  • We will be staying at Port Orleans Riverside in June. Which resort hotels will Fast Pass and Extra Magic hours be available?

  • Just to add, we are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge May 31st through June 6th and received a mailing from WDW that we are included in the group of resort stayers that will be enjoying the nightly extended hours. 🙂 So AKL is on the list!

  • Where can I find a list of the hotels offering the extra extra magic hours for Pandora?

  • I’m an Annual Passholder and I never got an email. My account is current and up to date. What’s the deal?

  • Is this available for local FL resident annual passholders? Or would they also need to stay at a resort as that wouldn’t make financial sense to those who live in or near Orlando. Thank you.

  • Any chance that non pass holders get a chance to preview Pandora before the main opening event? Staying on property and will be there before opening….

  • Can I got get fast passes 60 days early will be on the disne cruise not at the Disney resort but as soon as we get off of ship going to park .

  • I thought that i had reserved this, but didn’t get a confirmation..guess I didn’t..not happy

  • I got my Annual Pass soft opening notice on 3/24 and it was already booked. We are also booked at Coronado 3/26 and I can’t get any fast passes until 60 days before we go. Bad news. As a annual pass holder who stays at the Coronado each time we go, can sometime get NOT even one fast pass. The fast pass program is not working. Sometimes we are there for 3 days and just end up walking around because the lines are so long. It is becoming a waste of time.

  • What hotels are included in this extra time?

  • I never got a passholder email????

  • WE received a email announcing that pass-holder can have access to Pandora in the early part of May. which was exciting on to find out, the site to log did not work and after 3 hour dealing with tech support, still no good. Then we find out the blog posted a incorrect site. This is disappointing and it happens often

  • I made it as well, but I didnt get an email confirmation and its not showing up on my logon. does it for anyone else?

  • I never get tickets to any of these, I wish there was a better way to distribute them

  • I got my Passholder e-mail this morning about exploring Avatar in advance. I was able to reserve my date and time for me and my family. Very excited! ???

  • 🙁 Never got an email about Passholders getting to see Pandora early, and I’m not hearing that is says the event is full….That’s unfortunate.

  • I have a resort reservation for May 27 through June 1 at Animal Kingdom Lodge, but I still can’t book Fast Pass+ past the normal 30 day window (we are annual passholders).

  • I noticed it reads through July 4th for extra magic hours. We are going in November and I hope that extra magic hours will be available at night.

  • According to an email I received this morning Passholders will get to preview Pandora in the weeks before it opens. I just reserved my time and date.

  • FYI, Annual Passholder preview registration is open…

  • Can you please list all the “selected” resorts for the Fastpass+ early reservations and the extra magic hours for pandora. Thank you

  • I love those extra magic hours evenings at Pandora for hotel guests. Hope they get extended through the fall.

  • As a loyal Passholder for over 10 years, it saddens me that Passholder’s get no special event. I remember as a Passholder having the special event preview for New Fantasyland. Passholders, who give Disney money on a monthly basis, have to wait an additional month to get FastPasses, with the very high possibility that they will all be reserved before we even get to try and get them.

  • What hotels might this include? I made a reservation at Disney’s Caribbean Beach for this purpose and do not have the ability to make fast passes yet…

  • is the tier structure available? Thanks!!

  • Will pass holders get an opportunity to preview the rides in a soft opening or get any special benefits for fast passes?

  • I got mine this morning! Thanks but can you let us know if there will be DVC member preview events? We are from the UK so don’t have an Annual Pass as we won’t be able to get back to the Magic after our 3 week stay this time so we have UK 21 day Ultimate tickets.

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