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    Exclamation Opening Date, Shops, and Restaurants Revealed for Pandora-World of Avatar

    Walt Disney Imagineering revealed more details and concept art today for the forthcoming Pandora-World of Avatar area at Disney's Animal Kingdom:

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    ... at the D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures presentation, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek gave a construction update on Pandora – The World of Avatar and shared the exciting news that the new land is set to open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Summer 2017.

    ... According to the storyline developed by Walt Disney Imagineering and Lightstorm Entertainment, this bridge was built during a time when a destructive company called the RDA came to Pandora. Now that they’re long gone, nature is breaking down evidence of their presence. This bridge will soon serve as an entry into the base camp of Alpha Centauri Expeditions, the eco-tour group that is preparing Pandora for future explorers and adventure seekers.

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    The entire Pandora – The World of Avatar land is set to open in 2017, and will transport guests to a visually stunning world complete with floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. Here, guests will be able to experience two excursions that will truly push adventure to the next level. First, the family friendly Na’vi River Journey will send guests down a sacred river hidden within a bioluminescent rainforest. Their journey will end in an unforgettable encounter with a Na’vi Shaman, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora. And second, the Avatar Flight of Passage excursion will offer the jaw-dropping experience of riding on a Banshee over the world of Pandora.
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    Satu’li Canteen will be the main restaurant in Pandora – The World of Avatar and will feature Na’vi art and cultural items.

    At Windtraders, travelers can find Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, and more.

    And Pongu Pongu will be a special drink location with a design that is as eclectic as its Expat owner.


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    Walt Disney Imagineering has also released a preview video of the Na’vi Shaman Audio-Animatronic from the Na’vi River Journey finale scene:

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    Do we have a narrower time frame yet, or is it just the year 2017?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateLover
    Do we have a narrower time frame yet, or is it just the year 2017?
    Sorry, missed that part of the quote; Summer 2017.
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    Has anyone heard if there is a definite date? We will be there mid May.
    I am really hoping. ���� I have not been able to travel as much with my health. So may will be my first trip in 2 years. It might be 2-3 years before we go again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Here we go again...
    Has anyone heard if there is a definite date? We will be there mid May.
    There is a black-out period (for Disney's Animal Kingdom only) with a new Florida discount from May 27th through June 9th, 2017; so it is being strongly expected that this will be the opening week for Pandora.

    There could be some chance of previews ahead of May 27th, but the closer to that date the better the chances.
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    With new openings such as this, do they typically release FP's ahead of time? If so, how far in advance? I have to assume there is always the possibility that the opening could have delays, impacting FP's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment! View Post
    There is a black-out period (for Disney's Animal Kingdom only) with a new Florida discount from May 27th through June 9th, 2017; so it is being strongly expected that this will be the opening week for Pandora.

    There could be some chance of previews ahead of May 27th, but the closer to that date the better the chances.
    Fingers crossed for a preview the days before Memorial Day weekend.

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