Disney's Animal Kingdom

Flight of Passage

Flight of Passage is a must do flying theater in Pandora: The World of Avatar and one of the best attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The minimum height to ride is 44 inches.

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A flying theater ride that places you on a bicycle-like seat that is "linked" to a Mountain Banshee flying through Pandoran skies above the Valley of Mo'ara.

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World class. Without a doubt, Flight of Passage is the best non coaster attraction I have ever experienced, surpassing even Spider-Man over at IOA.

An extraordinary achievement in themed entertainment. Easily the best attraction in the Central Florida market and a harbinger assuring Disney’s continued dominance in innovative and immersive experiences. Simply the very best.

We rode three times with Fast Pass. Amazing experience every time. The sensation of flying is very strong, and you are totally immersed in the world of Pandora. Greatest theme park simulator ever built, and makes great use of the flying theater format.

What to say, it's Soarin' on steroid, and is as much of a marvel technologically as it is visually to enjoy. The movie is a lot of fun with enough detail to stand up to multiple viewings (though good luck getting to ride more than a couple of times without standing in 2-3 hours lines). We managed 3 rides, but never got to go through the standard queue (first was at the start of the day when they run guests through the FP queue, and the other 2 rides were through the FP line), but from what I could see through the window between the 2 staging areas, it appeared to be pretty incredible.

Technologically, the ride is pretty ingenious with small vents at each seat providing the wind gusts and bursts of smell aside from giant fans that always make too much noise in full-theater simulators. The seats are very comfortable, and while there's a good bit of motion (especially between your legs), it never feels like you're going to get thrown out of your seat. The loading process is a bit complicated, but as more guests get used to it, it should increase throughput, and decrease standby wait times.

I do wonder how this ride will stand up over time because it lacks any sort of plot or adventure a ride of this caliber/intensity should have. You're flying on a Banshee around Pandora, but don't really have anything to do aside from take in the scenery. I would hope that Disney works with Cameron and Lightstorm to keep the experience fresh, especially with Avatar seq

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