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Disney News Round-up: All the News for Pandora - The World of Avatar

Pandora - The World of Avatar officially opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27 with record crowds and wait times of more than three hours for both attractions in the new land. Today we're catching you up on all the Pandora-related news you might have missed.

Pandora News Round-up: Disney Dedicates Pandora, New Pandora-Themed Wilderness Explorer Badges, and More

Pandora - The World of Avatar opens Saturday, May 27, and this week Disney held an official dedication ceremony for the new land as part of a media preview event. Disney CEO Bob Iger was joined by Avatar director James Cameron and cast members from the film for the dedication.

Disney Rumor Round-up: Changes Ahead for the Hall of Presidents, Paint the Night on the Move, and More

Happy middle of the week! Today we're taking a different spin on our regular Disney news round-up and we're talking about Disney rumors. That's right ... it's all rumors all day, but just for today. Also, these are rumors, which means there is no confirmation. Let's check them out!

Details Released about Dining Options on Pandora - The World of Avatar

When visiting Pandora - The World of Avatar guests will find a fast-casual dining spot and a drink kiosk, serving food and drinks inspired by the world of Pandora. Satu'li Canteen and Pongu Pongu are both slated to open May 27.

Thrilling 'Avatar Flight of Passage' to Open May 27 in Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora " The World of Avatar opens later this month at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will have a chance to fly on the back of a banshee on the totally immersive attraction Avatar Flight of Passage.

Details Released for the Na’vi River Journey at Pandora - The World of Avatar

The Na'vi River Journey is one of two new attractions opening May 27 at Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom. This family-friendly attraction takes guests on a "river journey unlike any other."

Disney Previews Merchandise for Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora - The World of Avatar opens later this month guests will find a variety of unique merchandise items at Windtraders, the main merchandise location on Pandora. The merchandise will also feature several different art styles.

Disney News Round-up: All the News about Pandora - The World of Avatar

We're a little more than a month away from the grand opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney is sharing more news about this new immersive land. We're finding out more about the details of the land, specialty drinks, and much more.

Pandora: The World of Avatar Opens May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom

It's official! Pandora: The World of Avatar is slated to open on May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The announcement was made today by Disney CEO Bob Iger during The Walt Disney Company's earnings call.

Disney Releases New Image of the Na’vi River Journey Attraction from PANDORA: The World of AVATAR

As construction continues on Pandora: The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney recently released a new artist rendering of the family-friendly attraction Na'vi River Journey. This is just one of the attractions planned for the new land based on the Oscar-winning film AVATAR.

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At Least 4 Reasons Disney’s Animal Kingdom Is Better Than Ever

Over the past couple of years Imagineers at Disney's Animal Kingdom have been hard at work to develop new concepts and experiences to breathe new life into the Park. Finally the immersive wildlife Park that's not a zoo is coming into its own and taking center stage with a full slate of exceptional experiences. I'm not even going to try and list all the reasons I love Animal Kingdom, but I will absolutely share the four best reasons to be sure it's in the plan for your next Walt Disney World vacation.

More Details Revealed for Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In a little more than three weeks, the long-awaited Pandora - The World of Avatar will open at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This new land is the largest addition to the Animal Kingdom and will immerse guests in an alien landscape full of floating mountains, bioluminescent forests, and more.

Disney History: Disney's Animal Kingdom Then & Now

The creation of Disney's Animal Kingdom was a hugely ambitious venture. Nature and conservation were two of the many things that Walt Disney was passionate about, so it was not a stretch for the Eisner administration to add a fourth gate to Walt Disney World that centered around animals. One of the greatest hurdles to the creation of Animal Kingdom was convincing critics that the concept was viable as a theme park and that it would be substantially different from a zoo. In a tongue-in-cheek way, the park was affectionately known as "Nahtazu".

Details for Avatar-Inspired Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Announced at D23 Expo Japan

After two years of rumor and speculation, the Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom really is happening.

Last weekend at the D23 Expo Japan, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs presented a first look at the new Avatar-inspired experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The announcement came via a video featuring James Cameron, director of Avatar and Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. You can watch it below.