Disney offers new insight and details on its upcoming Avatar land
March 7, 2017, 8:21 PM ·
ORLANDO — We're enjoying all the new stuff in the Central Florida theme parks during our visit this week, but we can't help looking ahead to what's coming later this year. Especially when Disney drops some fresh hype for its big new Avatar-themed land.
Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, who's working as the creative director for Pandora - The World of Avatar, is featured in a new video from Disney, talking about the placemaking Imagineers have employed in the new land.
We've also got some fresh info about the locations within the land. Flight of Passage, the flying theater ride on the backs of Mountain Banshees, with have a 44-inch height restriction. In addition to the all-ages Na'vi River Journey indoor boat ride, Pandora will feature a walk-through attraction, Valley of Mo'ara, in which visitors can get up close to the exotic, bioluminescent flora, as well as see Na'vi totems and cultural artifacts.
And yes, a few little birdies have told me that visitors will be able to purchase items that will interact with the Pandoran environment — Disney's response to Universal's interactive Wizarding World wands.
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Disney's also posted more details about the Satu'li Canteen restaurant and Pongu Pongu bar in the new land. Here's what Disney has to say about Satu'li Canteen, the former Quonset hut now adorned with Na'vi art:
Owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE), Satu’li Canteen supplies travelers all the comforts of home—courtesy of a unique, fast-casual menu that’s been crafted from Pandora’s natural abundance. Featuring international-inspired cuisine, vegetarian options and specialty libations, it’s the perfect place to refuel as you venture through the Valley of Mo’ara.
Pandora - The World of Avatar opens officially on May 27.