Are you heading to Walt Disney World this summer? If so, you’ll be in for a real treat! While there is always so much to see and do, this summer guests of Walt Disney World will get to experience tons of exciting, new offerings!! There is something new for everyone! Let’s take a look at what’s new at Walt Disney World in Summer 2017.
Pandora – The World of Avatar
Pandora – The World of Avatar immerses guests in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences. Fun and adventure await in this entirely new land found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can explore an awesome alien landscape, encounter a larger-than-life Na’vi shaman and soar over Pandora on the back of a fearsome mountain banshee.
The dramatic daytime beauty of the land transforms to glow by night when bioluminescent flora and intricate nighttime experiences add a dreamlike quality to Pandora. This addition is huge for Animal Kingdom, adding more to its nighttime experiences, like the mesmerizing show, Rivers of Light.
Avatar Flight of Passage
A 3-D thrilling adventure at Pandora The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, offers guests the chance to connect with an avatar and soar on a banshee over Pandora. The journey begins in the queue, as guests get a peek inside a high-tech research lab to view an avatar still in its growth state inside an amnio tank. The room features charts and screens that show just how humans will “connect” with a fully developed avatar for their upcoming flight on a banshee. I have yet to experience this thrilling adventure, but I have heard it is phenomenal, and unlike any other ride of its kind.
The Na’vi River Journey
The Na’vi River Journey attraction at Pandora takes guests on a lyrical adventure sailing in reed boats down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The journey culminates in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who sends positive energy out into the forest through her music.
Windtraders Merchandise Shop
Windtraders is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience located in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests can find Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits and much more. A very special feature of Windtraders is the Banshee Rookery. The rookery is where guests can select their own banshees to care for. The experience begins with a naturalist who helps each guest find the banshee that’s just right for them. Guests are then asked to take the Banshee Pledge, which teaches the importance of the banshee as a symbol of their commitment to the environment.
Miss Adventure Falls
Miss Adventure Falls is a new family raft attraction taking guests of all ages a fast-paced waterslide journey at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Miss Adventure Falls tells the story of Captain Mary Oceaneer, a treasure-hunter whose collection and ship now reside here after a rogue typhoon swept them to shore.
The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters
“The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” showcases a selection of unforgettable soundtrack favorites from Disney Pixar “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story” and “Up,” performed by a live orchestra and includes appearances by beloved Disney Pixar characters like Woody, Buzz and Jessie. This 40-minute concert is presented three times nightly at Theater of the Stars, following regular daily performances of “Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage.”
Happily Ever After
Walt Disney World Resort guests can discover the newest, most spectacular fireworks show in the history of Magic Kingdom Park with “Happily Ever After.” The stunning nighttime extravaganza features more lasers, lights and projections than any Magic Kingdom Park show before it. Characters and scenes from more than 25 Disney films are featured through state-of-the-art projections, enchanted by more than 50 choreographed spotlights, brilliant lasers and plenty of awe-inspiring fireworks.
WOW! There is SO MUCH FUN happening at Walt Disney World Resort this summer! What are you most excited to see? I am really looking forward Pandora – The World of Avatar! Animal Kingdom is the place to be!