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Pandora : world of Avatar?

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Pandora : world of Avatar?

Since I have seen a lot of info about Volcano Bay going up on here lately I was wondering if anyone has seen anything about an opening date for Pandora in Animal Kindgom.

As it was supposed to open in the same time frame (Summer 2017) as volcano bay but have seen no updates online, or an official opening date.

Still just saying summer of 2017, has anyone been to Animal Kingdom lately and seen any sign of it being nearly ready ? :)

Thanks!

Gurnee, Illinois
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1. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

We were there 2 weeks ago and the outside was looking good. Disney was doing the landscaping by the bus drop off area to enhance the view toward the new area. Summer seems likely to me.

Lancaster, United...
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2. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

I think after the Rivers Of Light "stumble" they will be more reserved about publishing a grand opening day;-)

Chickamauga, Georgia
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3. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

Speculation is late May or early June, but that's purely speculation.

Yes, WDW is a little "gun shy" about releasing opening dates after the Rivers of Light disaster last year. Who knows, maybe Pandora will open before Rivers of Light.

Lancaster, United...
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4. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

Now that would be hilarious Kat:-):-)

Chickamauga, Georgia
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5. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

In a way, but it would very sad in another way.

I think they got in way over their heads with Rivers of Light with concept being too much for execution.

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6. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

Speaking of Rivers of Light - have performances started?

Chickamauga, Georgia
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7. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

They had a cast member preview a while back, but nothing on the books just yet.

That's why we are speculating Pandora opening before or at the same time as ROL.

wdwmagic.com/attractions/rivers-of-light/new…

Edited: 3:32 pm, February 03, 2017
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9. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

I am hoping May or June so crowds will maybe be a little thinner by my visit in September.

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10. Re: Pandora : world of Avatar?

It will still be very busy in September, being a new "land" to visit.

Also, don't be surprised if Animal Kingdom goes onto the "tier" system for FP+ when Pandora opens as well. It's going to have two new "E-ticket" rides, and I'm guessing tiers will be implemented at that point.