Earlier this week, 300 lucky Disney Parks Blog readers made Disney theme park history by becoming some of the first guests ever to experience Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Our readers gathered for an early morning breakfast at Satu’li Canteen, and experienced the land’s two attractions – Na’vi River Journey, where they floated through a bioluminescent rainforest to spy the land’s shaman, and Avatar – Flight of Passage, which gave them the thrilling experience of riding a banshee.
The morning was also full of surprises. Three Walt Disney Imagineers – Matt Beiler, Lisa Girolami and Stefan Hellwig – were on-hand to share behind-the-scenes stories on the creation of the new land. Disney’s PhotoPass Service celebrated the moment by appearing in three locations throughout the land and surprising our guests with a complimentary photo.
Our guests also got Disney Parks Blog tumblers, treats and Pandora – The World of Avatar glow necklaces to take home.
For a full look at the event and to hear how Pandora – The World of Avatar is already wowing Disney guests, check out the recap video above.
I had a great time at Pandora’s Flight of Passage and Na’vi River ride. Once again, the amazing Imagineers have perfectly built the dream world of Avatar. Food at Satuli Canteen was awesomely healthy and tastefu. Keep it up!!!