During today’s Q1 earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Pandora – The World of Avatar will officially open on May 27th at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This date matches up with what we anticipated based on Cast Member block-out dates. Disney has also launched a new Visit Pandora site and Twitter account.
This new land will transport guests to the visually stunning world of Pandora. Here, guests will wonder at floating mountains and bioluminescent plants, and can join the Na’vi on two excursions that take adventure to the next level.
First, the family friendly Na’vi River Journey will send guests through 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, Avatar Flight of Passage will offer guests the jaw-dropping experience of exploring the world of Pandora atop a Banshee.
Guests will also be able to dine at Satu’li Canteen, grab a drink at Pongu Pongu or shop for Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, and more at Windtraders.
Iger also let slip that the Star Wars Lands coming to Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are on track for opening in 2019.