In the midst of Walt Disney World’s Incredible Summer event and news of the opening date for the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios next year, you may have missed that Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating its one year anniversary. And what a year it has been! From state-of-the-art attractions to incredible environments and more, this area of the park is a must-see experience and here are the tops ways to do it:
In celebration of its first year, Walt Disney World has released an in interactive banshee that is now available for purchase at The Rookery at Windtraders. The bioluminescent landscape-inspired banshee comes with a display perch and a Certificate of Authenticity. It makes sounds and includes three ranges of motion - mouth, head and wings, all of which are controlled by hand. Now you can have your very ow piece of Pandora - World of Avatar at home.
The Shaman of Songs
Did you know the most advanced Audio-Animatronic figure in Imagineering history is inside Pandora - The World of Avatar? The Shaman of Songs inside Na’vi River Journey sends positive energy out into the forest through the power of her movements and music. Walt Disney World recently revealed how they brought her to life, which included an estimated 20 new technologies. As you continue to celebrate the land’s one-year anniversary, make sure you check out this figure.
Get your face painted Na’vi style
What better way to celebrate Pandora than with a Na’vi-inspired face painting? The shop, Colors of Mo’ara located near the entrance of the Na’vi River Journey offers incredible Na’vi facial art that will really enhance your Pandora experience.
Pandora Utility Suit
The latest addition to Pandora - World of Avatar is the Pandora Utility Suit. Researchers of the Pandora Conservative Initiative have created a utility suit that they use to study the wildlife, collect plant samples and explore Pandora’s terrain. Be on the lookout for the suit in use on your one-year anniversary visit.
Pandora - The World of Avatar is stunning during the day but when the sun goes down, the land magically transforms into a bioluminescent masterpiece. Plants grow, the ground reacts to touch and the entire world comes alive with colorful details you won’t believe.