Disney News Round-Up: Princess Half Marathon Happening Now, Update on Pandora - The World of Avatar, and More

Happy Friday! We did it, we made it through the week. And now we have some Disney news to share, including a really cool video about Pandora - The World of Avatar, which opens in May at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Let's check out what's happening.

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Pandora - The World of Avatar is finally opening on May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This new immersive land will transport guests to a world of bioluminescent plants, floating mountains, and incredible creatures. The film also continues the values of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Check out this video to find out more:

runDisney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend is taking place right now at Walt Disney World. This marks the ninth year for this very popular race weekend and races include the half marathon, the Enchanted 10K, and Princess 5K, and the kid's races. Last year more than 37,000 people participated in the weekend.

Speaking of the Princess Half Marathon, there is a new slate of commemorative merchandise for the race that includes apparel, home goods, pins, ornaments, and even three new Disney Dooney & Bourke handbags. Check out all the merch here.

And finally, Disney has raised the prices on its Express Bus Service. The add-on service allows guests to bypass the main entrance. Prices are now $19 per day and $29 for the week.

Would you pay extra for express bus service? Let us know in the comments.

Kristen K. wrote on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 13:53:

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I'm getting really excited about the opening of Pandora

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