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[10 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]
New Utility Suit Coming to Pandora this Month

Guests visiting Pandora later this month will be greeted by a 4.2-ton, towering mechanical suit, inspired by the Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits from Avatar.
A cast member will be perched 10 feet up in the suit, powering its movements as it walks around Pandora.
According to Disney, “The giant walking suit was designed with articulated hands and a shoulder span of more than five feet. It also bears claw marks and battle scars from a Thanator – an alpha predator on Pandora.”
And unlike the AMP suits in Avatar – which were …

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[25 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Minnie Mouse, Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More to Receive Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Several Disney stars are set to receive their own star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame!
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that Disney stars including Minnie Mouse, Mark Hamill (Star Wars), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Mary Poppins Returns) are among the stars who will be honored in 2018 with stars on Hollywood Boulevard.
Other stars who will be honored with stars next year include Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Jeff Goldblum (who is starring as the Grandmaster in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok this fall), Shonda Rhimes, and Anthony Anderson (black-ish).
That’s exciting news …

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[31 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Create Your Avatar Action Figure at Windtraders in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar is officially open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and now guests can create their own Avatar action figure in the new land.
Guests visiting Windtraders – the merchandise location on Pandora – will find an ACE Avatar Maker where they can create their own action figure.
The ACE system uses a digital process to create and personalize the action figure.
Guests are greeted by an ACE Scan Technician who will use a facial scanner to enter data into the Hybrid Digitizing System. Then, guests select their avatar body …

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[30 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pandora – The World of Avatar Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 27.
The new land was the largest addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the park’s history.
When guests visit Pandora they are transported to a land with floating mountains, bioluminescent plants, and the native Na’vi.
Pandora is home to two new attraction – Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey. On opening day the wait times for both attractions were more than three hours each.
Guests can dine at the Satu’li Canteen, grab a cold drink at Pongu …

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[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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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Watch Live Stream of Dedication for Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar opens this Saturday, May 27! But Disney is hosting a special dedication of the new land on Wednesday, May 24.
Fans can watch a live stream of the dedication ceremony on the Disney Parks Blog beginning at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The new immersive land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was inspired by Academy Award winning film Avatar and its sequels.
Guests can enjoy two new attractions – Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey in the land. There is also a new quick service restaurant …

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[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
New Details Emerge about Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pandora – The World of Avatar opens May 27 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney is giving guests more details about the highly-anticipated land.
The new land is the largest addition ever at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and, according to Disney, will carry on Animal Kingdom’s “tradition of celebrating the intrinsic value of nature, transformation through adventure, and a personal call to action.”
Pandora is based on James Cameron’s film AVATAR, and features a land that exists after the end of the conflict between the humans and the Na’vi.
The land features floating mountains, …

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[29 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Reveals Sneak Peek of Merchandise from Pandora – The World of Avatar

We’re one month away from the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney is giving guests a sneak peek at some of the merchandise from the new land.
The new merchandise is meant to complement the world of Pandora, with its floating mountains, bioluminescent plants, and more.
Guests will find several designs on the merchandises at Windtraders, the main merchandise location in Pandora. Images on the merchandise were inspired by the Na’vi River Journey attraction and the Valley of Mo’ra.
Merchandise items include apparel, home decor, …

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[31 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Guests Can Purchase a Na’vi Translator in Pandora – The World of Avatar

When Pandora – The World of Avatar opens in May at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests will be able to purchase a Na’vi Translator to help them pronounce Na’vi words.
According to the backstory, the Na’vi translator was created by Alpha Centauri Expeditions founder Marshall Lamm and it is being marketed as a “helpful tool” for humans visiting Pandora.
The translator will allow guests to translate up to 90 Na’vi words with translation cards, and the device lights up at night which makes it “perfect for nighttime explorations,” according to Disney.
The translator is …

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[28 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
More Details about Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you happened to watch the Academy Awards on Sunday night – and didn’t grab a snack during the commercial breaks – you might have seen a new ad for Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The ad featured a voice-over and appearance by Avatar director James Cameron.
The television spot also gave guests a bit of insight into the new attraction, Avatar Flight of Passage, where guests will have a chance to see what it is like to soar through the air on a Banshee.
Pandora – The …