Pandora – The World of Avatar scheduled to open up on May 27, 2017

Pandora – The World of Avatar is scheduled to debut in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park on May 27th. This project has been years in the making under the direction of Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. Disney has begun working on this project with Avatar’s director James Cameron after the premier of the original movie and in light of the coming sequels. The new land will take the place of Camp Minnie-Mickey, an area for character photos in the park. The guests once crossing over an old military bridge into the land will experience the exciting and magical new world of Pandora set years after the original movie, guided by the futuristic tour group Alpha Centauri Expeditions. Once there you will be able to immerse yourself in the Na’vi culture through their, language, world, food, and customs. In Pandora you can soar on the backs of your own Banshee in the Avatar Flight of Passage attraction, take a boat ride through the bioluminescent forest in the Na’vi River Journey attraction, or even walk under floating mountains towering above your head.

Shopping in Pandora is unique just to the land. In Windtraders you can find everything from bioluminescent shirts to your own robotic banshee with unique sounds and actions. You can even make yourself into your own Avatar! And when you get hungry there is a perfect way to satisfy your stomach at Satu’li Canteen. Here you can experience traditional food made from the natural ingredients found in Pandora. And if you’re thirsty, go head over to Pongu Pongu or “Party Party” in the Na’vi language, where you will find a unique new drink and snack experience like no other on Disney property. So go check out Pandora – The World of Avatar on May 27th this year and be sure not to miss it!






Upcoming Disney Movies

The Good Dinosaur coming to a theatre near you.

The Good Dinosaur coming to a theatre near you.

You know what’s fun in between visits to Walt Disney World?  Going to see Disney movies.  When possible, we like to go on opening night or sometimes on secret early screenings just before opening night.  For the last several years, we’ve been going with friends to the secret early openings for the summer Pixar film.  These openings usually occur around the last day of school so it’s a fun way to kick of summer vacation. This year with Inside Out, we were able to see a special behind the scenes tour of Pixar Studios and a live interview with Amy Poehler at the end of the film.  They also gave away a poster and lanyard.

Here are release dates for the next year or so.  Good news:  the dates are set for all 3 new Star Wars films and for the highly anticipated Toy Story 4.

Upcoming Disney Movie release dates.

These could change and we’ll try to update them.

Finding Dory (Pixar)   Release Date: June 17, 2016

The BFG (Walt Disney Pictures)   Release Date: July 1, 2016

Pete’s Dragon (Walt Disney Pictures)   Release Date: August 12, 2016

Doctor Strange (Marvel)   Release Date: November 4, 2016

Moana (Walt Disney Animation Studios)   Release Date: November 23, 2016

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One (Lucasfilm)   Release Date: December 16, 2016

Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Pictures)   Release Date: March 17, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Marvel)   Release Date: May 5, 2017

Star Wars: Episode VIII (Lucasfilm)   Release Date: May 26, 2017

Toy Story 4 (Pixar)   Release Date: June 15, 2018

Coco (Pixar)   Release Date: November 22, 2017

Cars 3 (Pixar)   Release Date: June 16, 2017

Incredibles 2   Release Date: June 21, 2019

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Walt Disney Pictures)   Release Date: July 17, 2017


Here is a link to the trailer for The Good Dinosaur


The AMRICAN EXPERIENCE on PBS to feature Walt Disney

On September 14 and 15, PBS will feature Walt Disney on The American Experience.  This four hour documentary will feature an in depth study of Walt Disney and feature rare photos and footage from his personal and professional life.

Check your local PBS station for broadcast times.

The American Experience is an excellent show and this a must see for any Disney devotee.

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