Flight of Passage
Minimum height to ride: 44 inches
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Disney announced in September 2011 that it is developing an Avatar-themed land in Animal Kingdom. This land will feature multiple attractions based on James Cameron's 3D film, the biggest box office movie of all time.
In October 2012, we learned that Avatar's main attraction would be a 3D movie-based ride, where visitors "fly" through scenes from Pandora. At the D23 Japan Expo in October 2013, Disney released the first concept art for ride, which will open officially May 27, 2017.
Was able to experience this ride during Annual Passholders preview nights. I was skeptical given all the hype and I was blasé on Avatar as a movie. Theming in the queue line is Disney level attention to detail. Preshow was silly but expected. When the actual ride began, I was in shock - in a great way. Wow. You actually feel like you are flying over, under, and through this exotic world. The screen wraps far enough around and the 3D is seamless so that you feel like you are in Pandora anywhere you look. Also plenty of surprises. Best ride in Orlando easily and may be the best noncoaster ride in the world. Different level for this type of ride. Also wife who is prone to motion sickness in this type of ride had no problems. Warning. Seats are snug- lose weight to avoid the walk of shame. No Pooh sizes can fit.
The quality of the presentation is extraordinary. The experience is exhilarating and glorious. The panorama seen from atop the banshee is a genuine demonstration of grandeur.