Avatar 2 may be several years away, but Pandora can become fully realized soon in the Flight of Passage ride that will be open in Walt Disney World’s Pandora: The World of Avatar on May 27, 2017.
A few lucky fans got an early preview of the ride and have posted a full, detailed video of the experience. Get a sneak peek of what it’s like to soar through the skies of Pandora on the back of a Banshee.
The ride allows you to dip and dive through gorgeously rendered landscapes of Pandora on the back of a winged Banshee. You soar through the skies of Pandora, spinning through the wooded wonderlands, then skimming the oceans until you land at the glowing heart of Pandora, the Tree of Souls. What this video doesn’t capture in the immensity of the experience – the screen you’re facing is much larger than a video suggests.
Of course, this ride occurs after you walk through the stunning queue, which is as detailed as you’d expect from Disney’s talented team of Imagineers.
Pandora: The World of Avatar includes other multisensory experiences like the Na’vi River Journey boat ride, animatronic characters, a daytime tour through the Valley of Mo’ara, and a bioluminescent nigh time experience.
Pandora opens at the Animal Kingdom park in Florida’s Walt Disney World this month.