A Guide to Visiting Disney’s Pandora!
As a Disney Passholder, I visit the magic at least every other week. So, it takes a lot for an attraction to leave me speechless but Pandora, Pandora took my breath away! This is an absolute must see!
Where is Pandora Located:
Pandora is located inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
After entering the Animal Kingdom and passing through the Oasis area, you come to the Tree of Life on Discovery Island. Take a left towards Africa and then turn left at Tiffins. Once you cross the bridge, you are in Pandora!
The Rides Inside Disney’s Pandora:
Avatar Flight of Passage – Fly on the back of a Banshee during an exhilarating 3D Ride. The first time I got off this ride, I instantly turned to my kids and said, “this is the best ride in Disney”. My opinion hasn’t changed, this ride is like Soaring on steroids and it is absolutely incredible!
Na’vi River Journey – a gentle river ride similar to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride, however on this river you Journey deep into a rainforest to find the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.
While in Pandora Don’t Forget:
While there are only two rides in this new section of Disney World, the landscaping is breathtaking. Make sure you take some time from a busy Disney day and enjoy the views of Pandora, watch the drum circle show and pound on the drums yourself.
Food to Try in Pandora:
The Night Blossom Drink at the Pongu Pongu drink stand. This deliciously refreshing drink is made with pink and green layers of limeade, apple, and pear flavors. The orange Boba balls that top this yumminess are passionfruit flavored.
What to Buy While in Pandora:
You will likely notice people walking around the Animal Kingdom with Banshee’s on their shoulders before you even hit Pandora. That’s because these cool interactive animals are amazing and the must-buy item when you’re in Pandora.
The day we visited Pandora the line to get into Windtraders was at least a hundred people deep and they were only letting a small number of people into the store at once. Luckily the line does go fairly fast as most people were picking out a Banshee and heading straight to checkout. However, we opted to go through the entire adoption experience and the kids absolutely loved it.
The Banshee’s sit on your shoulder and you can make them move and make sounds with a simple controller.
I also recommend getting a perch for your banshee if you want to show him/her off once you get home, instead of sticking it back in the box.
Pandora is an awe-inspiring area within the Animal Kingdom that I can’t get enough of. I am already planning my next trip back, so stay tuned for some more fun tips.
Have you visited Pandora yet? What was your favorite part?