Pandora: The World of Avatar Opening Summer 2017 With New Concept Art At Disney’s Animal Kingdom & More

If there isn’t anymore of a better time to be excited as a Disney fan for the Disney Parks just right around when the holidays are happening in which today delivered a early Christmas present towards Disney fans with some exciting and anticipating news at the Walt Disney World parks coming soon next year. Today at the D23: Destination D: Amazing Adventures at the Contemporary Resort with confirmation by Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts was proud to announce that guests will able to step inside of the blockbuster hit of James Cameron’s “Avatar” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom opening Summer 2017.

Chairman Chapek also shared that the scaffolding has been removed from the entry bridge that will connect towards the world of Pandora and rest of the park according towards the Disney Parks Blog. Here is the other details that were shared from the D23 event today:

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.”


This bridge will be the entry way into towards the world of Pandora from James Cameron’s “Avatar” opening Summer 2017. Source : (©Disney Parks Blog)

Also some new concept art was released during the D23 Event of what guests can expect and do once Pandora opens up next year in the summer with some exciting details behind it. Here’s what you can check out once to immerse yourself in the world of Pandora:


Satu’li Canteen that will be featuring native Na’vi cultural items and art and as the main restaurant for visitors of Pandora. Artist Concept Only (©Disney)


Collect and explore native Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits & more themed items at Windtraders for Pandora visitors. Artist Concept Only (©Disney)


Pandora visitors can refresh themselves at Pongu Pongu with specialty drinks at a beverage stand that will be eclectic as it’s Expat owner. Artist Concept Only (©Disney)


Pandora: The World of Avatar was announced at last year’s D23 Expo and since then it has come along for progress and updates. As the next year’s Expo is approaching next summer in July and other news and announcements will hopefully come by then or before it. 2017 is going to be amazing new year with upcoming park expansions and other theme park entertainment. For everything Disney and other themed entertainment news, keep checking back here at


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