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VIDEO: Pandora – The World of Avatar Dedication Moment and Interviews

This morning marked the dedication of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Below you can watch the dedication moment and then hear from Disney CEO Bob Iger, Filmmaker James Cameron,...

PHOTOS + VIDEO: Jordan Fisher & Angie Keilhauer Surprise Magic Kingdom Guests With Live...

The vocal artists who brought the "Happily Ever After" title song to life, Jordan Fisher & Angie Keilhauer, surprised Magic Kingdom guests last night with a live rendition of the song. After the new Happily...

PHOTOS: Pandora – The World of Avatar Limited Edition MagicBand 2.0

Here's a look at the limited edition Pandora MagicBand 2.0. The band will retail for $32.99 and is limited to 2000 units. The MagicBand is available for purchase on the Disney Store website now: https://www.disneystore.com/graphic-magicband-magicband-pandora-the-world-of-avatar-limited-edition-magicband-2-alpha-centauri-expeditions/mp/1433387/1029720/ ...

PHOTOS: Toy Story Land Logo and Characters Appear on Construction Walls Near Rumored Entrance

We're out visiting Hollywood Studios this morning and noticed even more walls and scrims up around the old Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow building next to One Man's Dream. This is the rumored entrance...

PHOTO: A Look at a Pandora MagicBand

There will be MagicBands sold on Pandora. Here's a look at the backside of a MagicBand that will presumably be sold once the new land at Animal Kingdom opens on May 27th. One thing...

Disney Parks Blog to Live Stream Pandora – The World of Avatar Dedication on...

We're just 5 days away from the grand opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. In the lead up to opening day, Disney is hosting media for an event on...

Pandora – The World of Avatar Attractions Accessibility

We've spoken quite a bit about the attractions, food, and atmosphere of Pandora, but one thing we haven't touched on yet is the accessibility of the attractions. Here are the procedures are for each...

PHOTOS: New Bus Loop Opens at Animal Kingdom

The new bus loop that we've been watching has now opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The new loop is currently servicing Art of Animation and Pop Century. Pandora is just barely...

PHOTOS: Former Writers Stop Building Behind Scrims

After sitting untouched since it closed late last year, the former Writers Stop area now sits behind scrims. In addition to the scrims, horizontal bars are also in place, connecting the last standing Streets of...

REVIEW + PHOTOS: Satu’li Canteen Brings High Quality Meals to Quick Service (Breakfast, Lunch,...

We continue our Pandora - The World of Avatar sneak peek this morning with a look at the restaurant inside Pandora, Satu'li Canteen. Theming The Satu’li Canteen was once the main mess hall of a large...

PHOTOS: Construction Begins on Rumored Toy Story Land Entrance

Scaffolding is up and work is being done on the space between the former Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow building and Toy Story Midway Mania. Beyond the wall not much can be seen....

PHOTOS: Trees Removed in Hollywood Studios Parking Lot as Construction Progresses

For those of you who are familiar with the Hollywood Studios parking lot, you know that there are two canals that separate the Stage and Television lots from the Music and Film lots. Walls...

Google Maps Street View Trekker Spotted in Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora - The World of Avatar opens in 10 days and it looks like Google and Disney are taking advantage of the low preview crowd levels to map the new land. Google Trekkers were also...

REVIEW + PHOTOS: Pandora’s Best Drink and Snack Can Be Found at Pongu Pongu

We continue our sneak peek of Pandora - The World of Avatar today with a look at Pongu Pongu. As the story goes, Pongu Pongu was originally built by a former RDA employee who...

PHOTOS + REVIEW: Mobile Order Brings Seamless Convenience to Quick Service

Yesterday marked the first day that Mobile Order was available for use at Satu'li Canteen in Pandora - The World of Avatar, and we were on hand to give it a try. Mobile Order allows...

VIDEO: Walk Through Pandora – The World of Avatar

We were able to attend a Disney Parks Blog meetup this morning where we had access to Pandora - The World of Avatar just after sunrise. After riding Flight of Passage, we took some...

REVIEW: Flight of Passage Provides an Exhilarating Experience High Above Pandora

Flight of Passage is all you're going to hear about this summer once Pandora - The World of Avatar opens on May 27th. With a queue capable of holding 6 hours worth of guests,...

VIDEO: Check out the pre-show for the Flight of Passage attraction in Pandora –...

Last week we had the opportunity to tour the standby line for the new Flight of Passage E-ticket ride in Pandora - The World of Avatar. While we weren't able to ride last week,...

PHOTOS: Bioluminescent pathways build our excitement for Pandora at night

Pandora - The World of Avatar is currently having Annual Passholder previews. Timeslots for the previews are two hours in length and run from noon to 8pm. On our way out tonight we were able...

REVIEW: New Magic Kingdom Fireworks Show, ‘Happily Ever After’, Is Pure Disney Magic

Happily Ever After, the brand new fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, debuted Friday night to a packed Main Street USA and cheering crowds. The show combined the best of what Disney has to offer....

PHOTOS: Happily Ever After Merchandise Now Available in Magic Kingdom

Tonight marks the debut of Magic Kingdom's new fireworks show, Happily Ever After. Merchandise has hit the shelves, including an Annual Passholder exclusive t-shirt. T-Shirt - $27.99 Annual Passholder T-Shirt - $27.99 Women's Shirt - $36.99 Ornament -...

VIDEO: Watch the Last Ever Showing of Wishes Fireworks at Magic Kingdom – May...

Wishes ended its nearly 14 year run at the Magic Kingdom on May 11, 2017. We were on hand to capture the final showing of the iconic fireworks show. https://youtu.be/km39A8r22JA Wishes debuted at the Magic Kingdom...

VIDEO: New parking lot tram in use at Animal Kingdom

The new tram that we took a look at a couple weeks ago is now in service at Disney's Animal Kingdom. https://twitter.com/Imagineer2017/status/862400230528081922 Despite word being that the trams would be quieter, they aren't. Disney has said that...

ACE Avatar Maker Puts Your Face on an Avatar Action Figure For $75

As we get closer to the grand opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar on May 27th, we've got another sneak peek inside the new land. This time we're off to Windtraders, the...

Backstage viewing area in Tomorrowland to be open for final viewing of Wishes and...

Due to expected large crowds, Disney will be utilizing the Cast Member parking lot behind Tomorrowland as an overflow viewing area for the last showing of Wishes and first showings of Happily Ever After....