Pandora the World of Avatar Part 1

Pandora the World of Avatar

Part 1

Pandora – The World of Avatar located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom has officially been dedicated. The ceremony was held on May 24, 2017. Celebrities included in the festivities were Bob Iger and James Cameron. A short procession started things off, and after the dedication was officially over there was a drum ceremony was held in the new land.

Here is a little information about Walt Disney World’s newest land, Pandora The World of Avatar.

Rides

There are two new rides in Pandora. The more popular of the two and the one everyone is talking about is Avatar Flight of Passage. It’s a 3D motion simulator ride that’s been described as a “combination of Soarin’ and Star Tours”.  That’s about as close a description as possible if you’re looking to compare it to other rides. You’ll link your mind with an Avatar and then ride on the back of a banshee. Eight people ride across, each on their own motorcycle-type vehicle. The seat itself is a little bit awkward, you lean forward and you’re locked in from behind. They’re not the most comfortable seats ever, but they do put you into the right position so that you can best feel as if you are flying.

 

The second new ride is Na’vi River Journey. It’s a slow moving boat ride that is relaxing and beautiful. It’s been described as a cross between It’s a Small World and Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros. It’s not really like either of those two rides, but more of a gentle boat ride that uses screens to help create the journey. The scenery is stunning. You do truly feel as if you’re riding through another world. The Na’vi Shaman of Songs at the end is an extremely well done Audio-Animatronic figure.

Disney navi-river-journey

More on Pandora the World of Avatar in the next installment.

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT DISNEY SPRINGS PART 3

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT DISNEY SPRINGS PART 3

Disney Springs is incredible, and it keeps getting better and better. The district has close to twice as many choices as it did when it was Downtown Disney, and they are not finished adding restaurants and entertainment yet! Parking is quite a bit easier than it was a few years ago, there are now two garages and a third one is planned. In a day and age where prices seem to keep rising, parking at Disney Springs remains free. If you haven’t stopped by Disney Springs lately, make it a part of your next Walt Disney World vacation. You will probably keep going back.

Casual Sit Down Meals

If you have heard anything about Disney Springs, it probably included all of the fine dining options. While those are fantastic, there are also some great casual places for a meal. You can dine with the dinosaurs, inside an observatory, in the middle of a rainforest, or while watching a movie. You can also travel around the world, with Irish, Italian, and Cuban classics, or try dishes from all of the Americas. If you’d rather stay close to home, try Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming. The celebrity chef was once a part of the Disney College Program, and he’s happy to bring his delicious creations back home.

disney Springs restaurant

Signature Dining

There are many different signature dining experiences at Disney Springs, enough to keep you coming back. The fine dining restaurants are all unique, and they take the word “experience” very seriously. You can enjoy fresh seafood, fine steak, Pan-Asian specialties, and Californian cuisine. Some of the signature restaurants are associated with celebrity chefs, and the results are spectacular. Disney Springs is not yet finished, so even more signature dining is on the way. You can relax with a fine meal, enjoy a decadent dessert, and sip a signature cocktail. The rush and bustle of the theme parks will feel like a distant memory.

Disney Springs Boathouse Restaurant

If you ever want to chat about Disney, come over to Goldwiser in Old Town Spring.  We are open from 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and located at 1122 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77373.  Let’s talk some Disney World! While you’re at it, bring your old gold, silver and platinum jewelry and old coins. Maybe you can get some extra cash for a Disney trip!

(Partially Taken from DisDining.com)