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Limited Release Banshee Celebrates First Anniversary of Pandora – The World of Avatar on May 27

Steven Miller

by , Communications Manager

As day turns to night at Pandora – The World of Avatar, the breathtaking landscape transforms into a bioluminescent wonderland that is truly a sight to see. This brightly glowing forest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s newest land inspired a limited release interactive banshee that flies into The Rookery at Windtraders on May 27.

“The interactive banshees are wildly popular with Guests exploring Pandora,” explained Katie Thompson, Global Merchandise Strategy at Disney Parks Merchandise. “This banshee celebrates the first anniversary of this exotic land at the theme park, and offers guests a unique collectible from their visit.”

Limited Release Banshee from Pandora – The World of Avatar

The bioluminescent landscape-inspired banshee will be packaged with a display perch and a Certificate of Authenticity. It contains authentic sounds and includes three ranges of motion – mouth, head, and wings – that are controlled by hand.

Windtraders currently offers 11 colors of banshees, including one created for the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This limited release banshee was inspired by a moss-covered wall found at Pandora that’s become an Instagram sensation.

The interactive banshees were recognized in 2017 by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as the Judges’ Choice for Games and Merchandise Excellence.

Guests who connect with banshees at The Rookery are encouraged to make a pledge to respect and protect the natural world on Pandora and back home on Earth. Upon seeing other banshee keepers, guests should use the traditional Na’vi phrase of greeting and respect, “Oel Ngati Kameie” (“I See You”).

Comments

  • Will these be available at the shop Disney (online) store? Would love a chance to bring one home without over paying on ebay

    • @Kyle – The limited release banshee will be introduced at Windtraders shop in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park on May 27. It won’t be available via ShopDisney.com at this time. There are, however, some banshees currently available online – https://www.shopdisney.com/search?query=banshee

  • @Steven – Are you permitted to write how many of this 1st Anniversary of Pandora Banshee will be released? We’re coming in August and wondering the likelihood that any will be available? Thanks!!!

    • @Jeffrey – I hope you have a wonderful visit in August. The banshee is limited release which means it will be offered for a period of time. I don’t have exact numbers but it’s availability will depend on popularity with Guests. Safe travels!

  • We just recently visited WDW this May getting to see the new Pandora land in Animal Kingdom, as it was not opened last year during our visit.
    It truly is impressive and beautiful, and yes, a sight to see!
    We had no idea how expansive the area would be or how awesome both rides would be either!
    Hats off to the Imagineers!!

  • I can’t wait to get a Banshee when I next visit. As I volunteer at a school, in Australia, I look forward to explaining to the children the meaning behind the pledge and about the idea of Pandora. On my last visit, I saw that this area was being constructed and I was very excited by this. The time has gone so fast and it’s hard to believe that a year has all ready passed since Pandora opened. Congrats and I hope for many more milestones for this amazing area.