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TIME Magazine Recognizes Pandora – The World of Avatar as Best of the Best

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Anyone who has ever journeyed to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom knows how unique and awesome it is. Where else can you soar on the back of a banshee, sail through a bioluminescent rainforest or walk under mystical floating mountains? It’s no wonder Pandora instantly became a must-do experience when it opened at Walt Disney World Resort last year.

Pandora - The World of Avatar

Among the countless people who’ve been wowed by Pandora are editors at TIME magazine. They’ve named Pandora to their first list of the World’s Greatest Places. According to TIME, the list of 100 destinations from around the world “recognizes newsworthy, groundbreaking and innovative travel destinations, experiences and companies that stand out in the travel space, influencing both leisure and business travel globally.”

The list truly captures the best of the best from among more than 1,200 editor and expert nominations from around the world. If you haven’t been to Pandora yet, now’s the time. It’s officially one of the world’s greatest places, even if it’s 4.4 light years away!


  • Went on FOP last November with my sister and sister in law. Can’t wait until this November to take my grandson. One of my best experiences at Disney World. I don’t know how they could top Pandora.

  • Pandora is one of our favorite areas in Animal Kingdom. The attention to detail is amazing!

  • We were totally blown away when we entered Pandora for the first time this past May. The Imagineers really out-did themselves with creativity and details. We only regret we did not visit the area in the evening as the illumination must make it even more breathtaking!

    Congrats to being TOPS in top 100!

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