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What we know about Pandora + Rivers of Light planning – PREP144

What we know about Pandora + Rivers of Light planning – PREP144

Let’s discuss what we know so far about Pandora – World of Avatar, plus discuss how to plan to see Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom.

I also have a quick tip with an idea of what to do on your arrival day.


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Info from this episode

Overview of Pandora – The World of Avatar

  • Heavily themed with waterfalls, floating mountains, and exotic plants that come to life at night
  • 2 new attractions – Na’vi River Journey (family boat ride, no height requirement) and Avatar Flight of Passage (banshee thriller ride, 44″ height requirement)
  • 2 dining options – Satu’li Canteen (fast casual restaurant) and Pongu Pongu (drink/snack kiosk)
  • Windtraders store with Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more

Pandora media coverage

Other links mentioned

Quick tip of the day

Karen emailed with this tip:
“We landed around noon, stopped by our hotel for a swim, and got to Epcot at about 3 pm. We had FastPasses booked for Spaceship Earth, Turtle Talk, and Soarin’. We also had a dinner reservation at Garden Grill. It was a perfect start to our trip. I know many of your readers may not want to use a park ticket when they aren’t going to have a full day, but we felt it made for a much more relaxed Epcot day later in the week. I also liked Garden Grill as our arrival day character meal as opposed to Chef Mickey’s since after a day of traveling, etc. It was nice to sit and relax and not be dealing with a buffet.”

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Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Great podcast as always! Tip of the day is extremely helpful for our trip planning. We were so tore to decide which park we should share with HS for our Jan 2018 trip. With all the new additions in AK, it is now a full day park for sure. Even though we won't spend much time at Future world area at Epcot, the world showcase with art festival deserves the whole day as well. Now problem sovled, we just add a half day at HS on arrival day, and 5 day single park tickets is even cheaper than 4 day park hopper tickets! Hooray! Thanks for sharing the tip!

Shannon H

Sunday 19th of March 2017

I haven't had a chance to listen to the podcast yet, but do you think they will be doing any soft openings for Pandora? We will be at Disney the week before it opens, and I'm hoping to ask at the front desk at Caribbean Beach resort if there is anyway to get passes since the construction they are doing has interfered with our Disney experience ;)


Thursday 16th of March 2017

I love your podcasts, site and all the great info you give us! I hope you are doing great because you are an amazing, dedicated person and you've helped so many of us create magical memories for our families!