[28 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Pandora News, Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction News, and More

It’s official! Pandora – The World of Avatar opened May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We have some news about the new land and much more in today’s weekly recap.
Disney hosted the official dedication for Pandora – The World of Avatar on May 24 with CEO Bob Iger and Avatar director James Cameron in attendance.
Guests visiting Pandora can check out the merchandise location Windtraders for an immersive experience – and to get matched with their very own banshee. And speaking of merchandise, guests will find three Pandora-themed MagicBands.
There are also …

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[29 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Springs Street Eats Food Truck Rally at Disney Springs this Weekend

If you’re headed to Disney Springs June 2 and 3 you’ll want to check out the Springs Street Food Truck Rally.
This food truck rally will feature several of the Disney Springs food trucks including World Showcase of Flavors, Fantasy Fare, and Springs Street Tacos (formerly called Namaste Cafe).
The rally will include food trucks from around the Orlando area including: Caketeer, Philly’s Best Cheesesteaks, 900 Degreez Pizza, Magic 4 UR Palate, The London Fish and Chippy, and Tikiz Shaved Ice.
The food truck rally kicks off Friday, June 2 at 4 p.m. …

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[27 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Reveals New MagicBand 2.0 Designs for Pandora – The World of Avatar

Today is THE day! Pandora – The World of Avatar is officially open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
And Disney has revealed new MagicBand 2.0 designs specific to Pandora.
There is a limited-edition purple Pandora MagicBand that features nighttime scenes from Pandora. This MagicBand 2.0 retails for $32.99 and was designed by Dylan Cole, a co-production designer for the upcoming Avatar sequels.
Another MagicBand is a blue band that represents the blue Na’vi pattern. This band retails for $22.99.
And the final Pandora-inspired MagicBand 2.0 is for Annual Passholders. This special MagicBand features the phrase …

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[26 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Windtraders in Pandora – The World of Avatar Invites Guests to Experience an Immersive Shopping Experience

When Pandora – The World of Avatar opens tomorrow, May 27, guests will be immersed in a land the likes of which they’ve never seen.
And that immersive experience extends even to the merchandise location on Pandora, named Windtraders.
The “recovery” story behind Pandora – the planet is recovering from the destruction brought by the Resources Development Administration – is clear at Windtraders. The store is created out of an abandoned structure full of roots from Pandora’s plants.
The merchandise at Windtraders includes items celebrating the world of Pandora including animal plush toys, …

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[26 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT Opens May 27 at Disney California Adventure

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT opens this weekend at Disney California Adventure.
This new attraction uses an original storyline from the Guardians of the Galaxy films, comics, and animated series and features a soundtrack with music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
To create the new attraction Walt Disney Imagineering collaborated with James Gunn, the director of the films, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, talent from the films, and more.
Imagineers used Virtual Reality technology on the attractions and each song on the ride is accompanied by a different ride …

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[25 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pledge up to $1 Million to Protect and Resort Wildlife Habitats

When guests visit Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom they’ll have a chance to help Disney Conservation and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts protect and restore animal habitats.
Guests can unlock the contributions by participating in conservation missions while exploring Pandora, and will be able to choose which animals will receive the donations.
The program – Connect to Protect – was officially announced Thursday morning during a press event to launch Pandora.
“Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Pandora – the World of Avatar both demonstrate that every animal, endangered or …

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[25 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Earn New Wilderness Explorer Badges in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar opens Saturday, May 27, and guests can earn two Pandora-themed Wilderness Explorer badges during their visits to Pandora.
The Wilderness Explorers is a self-guided 30 minute experience at the Animal Kingdom that includes 30 missions. Guests who choose to become Wilderness Explorers earn badges to keep inside their handbook.
The Pandora badges are earned learning about the flora and fauna in the Valley of Mo’ara and comparing the worlds of Pandora and Earth.
The new Pandora-themed badges are meant to encourage guests to “explore the wonders of …