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Behind the Walls of ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’

We are excitedly awaiting the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar which will debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park on May 27, 2017! This new themed land will transport you into to the visually stunning world of Pandora. Two new attractions,  Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage along with dining and shopping opportunities are sure to amaze!

As we get closer to the opening, we keep getting sneak peeks behind the construction walls of what’s in store! Take a look at the experiences that will take your adventure to the next level!

Good Morning America

Good Morning America took a special look at Pandora – The World of Avatar with Imagineers and Avatar producers

The View

On The View, Whoopi got a preview of the land with Avatar creator James Cameron.


ABC’s Nightline provided the most in-depth look at Pandora – The World of Avatar.

Ready to experience Pandora – The World of Avatar on your own? Contact our Magic Makers® and start planning your Walt Disney World® Vacation today!

New Nighttime Spectacular Coming Soon to Disney’s Animal Kingdom®

Update Apr. 5, 2016: The Walt Disney World® Resort has announced that the new experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will not open on Apr. 22, 2016 as planned. Unfortunately, more time is needed to bring these innovative experiences to life to exceed guests’ expectations. An announcement on the updated debut date is expected in May.

As part of the expansion currently underway, the Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the new nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park will debut on Apr. 22, 2016 soon.

Titled Rivers of Light, the show utilizes live music and water screens to bring the Discovery River to life. Using the latest in technology and innovations, this show is unlike anything ever seen in Disney Parks.

While you’re waiting for the new show to launch, watch these Walt Disney Imagineering videos below to get a “first look” at Rivers of Light and the nighttime transformation of the Tree of Life!

‘Harambe Nights’ Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved Disney classic film The Lion King, Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the addition of Harambe Nights. Making its debut in June 2014, the park’s first-ever ticketed special event will include a welcome reception, dazzling theatrical production, and a lively post-show street party.

Here are some details on the event:

  • Welcome Reception – Harambe Village
    Enjoy a selection of savory appetizers, wine, and beers.
  • “The Lion King Concert in the Wild” – Harambe Theatre
    Complete with a celebrity narrator, choir, and a live orchestra, “The Lion King Concert in the Wild” will transport you to the African savanna where stage theatrics and excerpts from the classic Disney film blend together to bring the story to life. The 55-minute show will take place inside Harambe Theatre, the brand new home of the Festival of the Lion King show.
  • Post-Show Street Party – Harambe Villiage
    After the show, take to the streets of the Harambe Village for a party featuring with dancers, performers, characters from The Lion King, and a buffet with a culinary nod to Africa. A selection of beers, wine, specialty beverages, soft drinks, and water will be available and included with event admission.

Harambe Nights will take place every Saturday Jun. 7-Aug. 9, 2014 from 7p-10:30p. Pricing for general admission of the event is $119 ages 10+; $79 ages 9 and under. Upgraded premium floor seating tickets run $134 ages 10+; $94 ages 9 and under.

Celebrity narrators currently scheduled to appear include:

  • Viola Davis – Jun. 7
  • TBD – Jun. 14
  • Montego Glover – Jun. 21
  • David Alan Grier – Jun. 28
  • Michael Beach – Jul. 5
  • Harry Lennix – Jul. 12
  • Joe Morton – Jul. 19
  • Alfre Woodard – Jul. 26
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell – Aug. 2
  • Patina Miller – Aug. 9

Entertainment and celebrity narrators are subject to change.

Contact your Magic Maker® for more details on this WILD event!


Two New Interactive Experiences Coming to the Walt Disney World® Resort

The Walt Disney World® Resort has announced the addition of two new interactive experiences to their Theme Parks this spring.

In Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, guests will be able to become Wilderness Explorers and share Russell’s (from Disney•Pixar film Up) love for the adventure organization. Guests will use field guides to help complete challenges and earn badges throughout the park. With over 30 different badges, Wilderness Explorers will be a fun way to experience the park!

Inside the Adventureland® Area of Magic Kingdom® Park, guests can soon take part in A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas. Using their pirate map and magic talisman, participants will complete five different pirate raids to help locate the missing treasures. A place in Captain Jack’s new crew is awaiting anyone who is successful in helping him fight off pirate enemies like Captain Barbossa and Royal Navy. Unlike the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom® game, this new adventure will not be a card-powered game.

Wilderness Explorers and A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas are planned to open this spring, although no official dates have been announced.