Na’vi River Journey announced for Pandora – The World of AVATAR

This morning, the Disney Parks Blog gave us a little more insight into a newly announced attraction for Pandora – The World of AVATAR coming to Animal Kingdom. The Na’vi River Journey is described as a family-friendly boat ride that takes place in a sacred river and bioluminescent rainforest.

Pandora Ð The World of AVATAR will bring a variety of new experiences to Disney's Animal Kingdom, including a family-friendly attraction called NaÕvi River Journey. The adventure begins as guests set out in canoes and venture down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The full beauty of Pandora reveals itself as the canoes pass by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures. The journey culminates in an encounter with a NaÕvi shaman, who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and sends positive energy out into the forest through her music. NaÕvi River Journey will open with Pandora Ð The World of AVATAR in 2017. Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

The journey will begin with guests setting off on canoes and venturing down the river, passing by exotic plants and amazing creatures. The journey will culminate with a Na’vi shaman sending out positive energy through music and her connection to the forest.

Disney announced that this ride will open in 2017.

The other, previously announced, attraction coming to Pandora – The World of AVATAR is Flight of Passage. Flight of Passage is described as the centerpiece to the new land in Animal Kingdom. It will give guests a spectacular birds-eye view of the beauty of the world of Pandora. Flight of passage has been described by insiders as a Soarin’-type attraction.

AVATAR Flight of Passage at Disney's Animal Kingdom -- This E-ticket attraction, the centerpiece of Pandora, allows guests to soar on a Banshee over a vast alien world. The spectacular flying experience will give guests a birds-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of the world of Pandora on an aerial rite of passage. (Disney Parks)

For the latest look at construction of Pandora, check out our posts here and here.

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