Thrilling 'Avatar Flight of Passage' to Open May 27 in Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora " The World of Avatar opens later this month at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will have a chance to fly on the back of a banshee on the totally immersive attraction Avatar Flight of Passage.

Fly on the back of a bansee on Avatar Flight of PassageFly on the back of a bansee on Avatar Flight of Passage

Guests who are brave enough to ride the attraction will have a "visceral, really believable" sensation of flying, according to Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. Riders will experience swooping, crosswind, air density, and banking during their flight on the banshee.

The 3-D attraction "transports travelers on a sweeping, simulated flight over Pandora's colorful landscape" and they'll encounter flying mountains, ancient caverns, roaring oceans, and even an encounter with the Great Leonopteryx.

The experience on Avatar Flight of Passage begins in the queue where guests have an "uphill trek" to a totem garden before arriving in an abandoned RDA facility. The next stop is a genetic matching room where guests will be connected to personal avatars for the flight experience.

Guests will board "link chairs" (single seat simulators that look like motorcycles) and put on their flight visors to prepare for the flight.

James Cameron, director of Avatar explains the attraction this way: "All of the mechanics behind it, all of the engineering, all the stuff that goes into the imagery is amazing. You know, riding the Ikran is a thrill. You're going to plunge. You're going to dive. You're going to swoop. It's like dreaming with your eyes open."

This 4-minute long attraction is for guests 44 inches and taller, and FastPass+ is available.

Are you brave enough to experience Avatar Flight of Passage at Pandora? Let us know in the comments.


Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 12:34:

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*squee* It's more than a year until I can ride this, but I can't wait to try!

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