As we get closer to the official opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar, Disney has announced an interactive experience that will raise money for the Disney Conservation Fund. Connect to Protect is a mobile adventure that invites guests to participate in conservation ‘missions’ with a digital scientist while exploring the Valley of Mo’ara and helping protect the habits of 10 at-risk animals here on Earth by donating up to $1 million dollars.
Upon entering the land, guests using the My Disney Experience app will be invited to instant message with one of the moon’s ecological specialists, Fitsimti “Fits” Buckley. Fits will guide them around Pandora, showing off some of the more exotic elements of the environment and sharing important messages about conservation along the way that can be applied both on Pandora and here on Earth.
After completing one or more missions, guests will unlock a $10 contribution from Disney Parks, through the Disney Conservation Fund, or a $5 contribution just for discussing conservation. Those guests will then get to choose how that contribution will help protect or restore habitats important to one of 10 threatened categories of animals: apes, elephants, butterflies, coral reefs, cranes, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks & rays, and tigers.