D23: Disney releases new details about Pandora – The World of AVATAR and Animal Kingdom

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Disney gave us some more highly anticipated details about Pandora – The World of AVATAR coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2017.

First of, the official name of the new area, as you can tell, is Pandora – The World of AVATAR.

The centerpiece attraction in the new area will be called AVATAR Flight of Passage.  In this new attraction, guests will find themselves on the back of a Banshee soaring over the world of Pandora.

Off Avatar topic, but also Animal Kingdom related is “Rivers of Light.” This will be Animal Kingdom’s new nighttime spectacular featuring  live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery utilizing image mapping on the Tree of Life.

Disney will be adding these new experiences to Animal Kingdom in addition to adding a nighttime safari to Kilimanjaro Safaris. During this new experience, guests for the first time ever will be able to adventure on a nighttime safari at Animal Kingdom.  New animals will also be added as well, including hyenas and African wild dogs.

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