Walking into Pandora the World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom, you will be suddenly transported to another world that will captivate your senses. Na’vi tribal music fills the air and at every turn you will find tropical plants that seem to glow even in the daylight.
If you are wondering what else you can expect to experience, we have come up with a list of the 10 things you MUST do when visiting this part of the park!
10 Things to do at Pandora, World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom
1~ Ride on a Banshee at Flight of Passage
By far the most popular Avatar ride Animal Kingdom has is Flight of Passage.
Make sure that you get to the park early to ride this if you aren’t using the Lightning Lane system because the line can be up to 3 hours long!
And why is this the most popular ride at Animal Kingdom? It is because you are going to be able to fly on a bansee through some of the most amazing parts of Pandora!
It is similar in concept to Soarin’ in EPCOT, but much more interactive.
You will actually board a Banshee simulator and go on a 3D journey through jungles, over top mountains and near oceans.
There are no words for the way you feel as you are diving & gliding through the beautiful features of Pandora!
2~ Float through a bioluminescent jungle on the Na’vi River Journey
While not as exciting at Flight of Passage, the Na’vi River Journey takes you on a voyage aboard a reed boat through a magical river.
The ride is in the dark, but there is colorful bioluminescence that surrounds you lighting up in ways that you can hardly imagine.
Along the journey, you will see wildlife, tribesmen, and even encounter a Na’vi Shaman of Song who will encourage you along your journey.
Best part is that this Avatar ride is air conditioned so it is a nice way to beat the heat and rest your legs.
3~ Walk through the Valley of Mo’ara during the Day
Take the opportunity to walk throug the area. There are plenty of walking paths, hidden alcoves, and places to explore.
You will get an entirely different perspective of this part of the park when you venture off the beaten path.
If you are able, go back to this part of the park at night.
You will get a totally different perspective when Pandora is lit by bioluminescence.
4~ Gaze at the Floating Mountains
When you arrive in Mo’ara, you will find yourself in a lush tropical setting. Plant life is around you, waterfalls cascade down mountains that appear to float in the sky.
The Disney imaginiers really went to great heights (both figuratively and literally) to make sure it is as realistic as it is in the movie.
5~ Take part in the Swotu Wayä Na’vi Drum Drum Ceremony
At the base of the Valley of Mo’ara, you will find an interactive drum circle.
You may even find the Swotu Wayä Na’vi Drumer conducting a ceremony.
Even if there is no one to lead the drum ceremony, you can play the drums at your leisure.
6~ Shop for Pandora the World of Avatar Souvenirs
Pandora has it’s own shop called Windtraders. If you are looking for Pandora, World of Avatar souvenir, this is the shop you will want to visit!
There are Pandora themed t-shirts, actions figures, and a ton of glow in the dark toys.
The main Pandora souvenir is the interactive Banshee.
Inside Windtraders, you will find the Rookery where a Naturalist from Alpha Centauri Expeditions will help you choose your very own banshee (there are 10 unique styles).
These Banshees are fully interactive with three ranges of motion~ mouth, head, and wings – that are all controlled by hand.
7~ Learn about Conservation with the Park Ranger in his Exo-Carrier Utility Suit
Located near the entrance to Windtraders, you might stumble upon a Park Ranger in his Exo-Carrier Utility Suit.
Several times a day the Pandora Ranger discusses conservation and interacts with guests.
8~ Eat like the Na’vi at Sa’tuli Canteen
If you are looking to experience something totally different when it comes to food, you need to check out Satu’li Canteen.
This restaurant is not your typical quick service dining experience and might not be for everyone, but it is one of our favorites!
9~ Taste the Night Blossom at Pongu Pongu
Also worth checking out is the Pongu Pongu. This quick service beverage station serves other worldly beverages.
You must order the Night Blossom. It is a mixture of frozen limeade with apple & pear blend and topped with passion fruit boba .
It is tangy and refreshing!
10~ Touch the Flaska Reclinata Interactive Plant
Either upon entering the Valley of Mo’ara or exiting look for a large pod-like plant. This is the Flaska Reclinata and if you touch it on the right place, it will respond!
Pandora, World of Avatar is pretty amazing and if you get the chance to spend some time in Animal Kingdom, don’t miss seeing this section of the park!
Have you been to Pandora? What did you think of this addition to Animal Kingdom?