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Pandora – The World of Avatar Now Open
This new land gives guests the chance to explore a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring Banshees. In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney has brought to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s epic film AVATAR.
New Wilderness Explorers Badges at Pandora – The World of Avatar
Guests can earn two new Pandorathemed Wilderness Explorers badges when they learn more about the flora and fauna in the Valley of Mo’ara and compare observations of the natural world of Pandora to nature on Earth. If you are already a Wilderness Explorer, you can add the new Pandora-themed badges to your handbook or request a new handbook. You can pick up handbooks at various Troop Leader locations around the park, and badges can be earned daily from 10 a.m. until dusk, or 45 minutes prior to sunset when Gorilla Falls and Maharajah Jungle Trek close.
Extended Theme Park Hours
For a limited time from May 27 to July 4, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park will be open from 8 AM to 11 PM, giving Guests more time than ever to explore Pandora – The World of Avatar. In addition, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels will have the chance to enjoy “Extra” Extra Magic Hours— available exclusively in Pandora – The World of Avatar from 11 PM to 1 AM, May 27 to July 4. This is in addition to the Extra Magic Hours already available to Disney Resort hotel Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.
Connect to Protect Initiative on Pandora
Connect to Protect is a new mobile adventure that invites guests to participate in conservation ‘missions’ with a digital scientist while exploring the incredible Valley of Mo’ara and helping protect the habits of at-risk animals here on Earth. Upon entering the land, guests using the My Disney Experience app will be invited to instant message with one of the moon’s ecological specialists, Fitsimti “Fits” Buckley. Fits will guide you around Pandora, showing off some of the more exotic elements of the environment and sharing important messages about conservation along the way that can be applied both on Pandora and here on Earth. After completing one or more missions, you will unlock a $10 contribution from Disney Parks, through the Disney Conservation Fund, or a $5 contribution just for discussing conservation. You will then get to choose how that contribution will help protect or restore habitats important to one of 10 threatened categories of animals: apes, elephants, butterflies, coral reefs, cranes, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks & rays, and tigers.