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Avatar: Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is worth the four-hour wait.

A teen Reality panelist recently experienced the new attraction at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and said the four-hour wait was worth it. He’d even wait that long again.

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New Show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Feature Russell, Dug from Disney-Pixar’s “UP”

Today, we’re excited to share the first details about an all-new show coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park in Spring 2018 featuring Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP.”

Beginning just in time for the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom next year, this new experience will offer guests the chance to see Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell and his furry friend Dug as they discover species of birds from around the world in their newest adventure at the Caravan Theater in Anandapur village. There will be “UP” close encounters each day with amazing winged creatures!

As you plan ahead for guests, we also wanted to let you know that in order to begin to prepare for the new show at Disney’sAnimal Kingdom, Dec. 31, 2017 will be the final showing of Flights of Wonder. Until the end of this month, you can still experience Flights of Wonder at the park.

Keep checking the for future updates on the new experience with Russell and Dug from Disney•Pixar’s “UP” coming to Disney’sAnimal Kingdom in Spring 2018.

The 10 Best Attractions at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom, Disney’s fourth theme park in Orlando, will be turning 20 early next year, and it’s never been better. The extravagant Pandora—The World of Avatar expansion opened in May, adding a veneer of alien splendor to what was already the most beautifully designed park at Walt Disney World.

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Watch – Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

B-Roll: Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom . . .


For some wild and wonderful adventures, guests can’t miss Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, where the magic comes alive day and night. They can ride a thrilling safari, take a careening coaster through the Himalayas, blast back to the dinosaur age and more. Plus, there’s new enchantment for guests to experience, including Pandora—The World of Avatar, a sprawling new land. Here, they can take off on Avatar Flight of Passage, featuring magnificent floating mountains and a flight on the back of a banshee. And during Na’vi River Journey, they can journey down an iconic nighttime jungle filled with bioluminescent flora and more! Check it out in this video!

Watch – B-Roll: Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Sohni, a Sumatran tiger at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, recently gave birth to a pair of tiger cubs, the first in the park’s history. Guests can expect to see Sohni and her cubs on the Maharajah Jungle Trek within the next several months.

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  • Tiger cubs bonding with their mother, Sohni, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Extra Magic, Extra Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

As a Guest of a select Disney Resort hotel, you get extra time in a Disney theme park each day to enjoy select attractions with the Extra Magic Hours benefit. And now through August 19, 2017, you can also take advantage of “Extra” Extra Magic Hours only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®. These nightly Extra Magic Hours offer extra time to fly on the back of a banshee, navigate a mystical river and walk under floating mountains. Valid Theme Park admission and Resort ID required.


When guests visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park at Walt Disney World® Resort, they’ll embark on an awe-inspiring adventure into the wonders of nature. As they explore, guests can also let out their wild side with Magic Shot offerings available from Disney PhotoPass Service.

A variety of these special shots are available at Disney PhotoPass locations throughout the park, with the exception of Character Experience locations.

And, with Memory Maker, guests will get digital downloads of all their Disney PhotoPass vacation photos and videos for one price.

Plus, once expeditions to Pandora – The World of Avatar begin on May 27, 2017, guests can also lookout for special shots from Disney PhotoPass Service.

Memory Maker is subject to the Memory Maker Terms and Conditions. Memory Maker includes photos taken during the Memory Maker window. A MagicBand is required to receive certain attraction photos and other digital content. If Memory Maker purchased at the advance purchase price, any photos taken within 3 days from the date Memory Maker is purchased will not be included and must be purchased separately. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos in your account will expire pursuant to the expiration policy at Walt Disney World. Downloads are restricted to personal use only. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Valid theme park admission required for certain photo locations.

Video – Disney’s Animal Kingdom B-Roll: Pandora – The World of Avatar

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Awe-Inspiring New Land, Attractions and Breathtaking New Shows Coming this Summer to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Guests can travel to an otherworldly destination this summer: Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When it opens May 27, this new land will give guests the chance to explore a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring Banshees. In collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney is bringing to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s epic film AVATAR.

Guests will discover two main adventures. Avatar Flight of Passage sends guests flying above the jungles of Pandora on a Mountain Banshee, and Na’vi River Journey, is a family-friendly boat ride that sails down a sacred river hidden within a glowing rainforest for an unforgettable encounter with a Na’vi Shaman.

Hungry adventurers can recharge at Satu’li Canteen, the main dining location in Pandora, or Pongu Pongu, a drink kiosk with a design as eclectic as its expat owner. Shoppers can stock up on Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits and more at Windtraders.

And after the sun sets, Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests can discover rich new experiences throughout the park, starting with the new nighttime show, Rivers of Light. This visually stunning after-dark experience celebrates the majesty of nature and the connection between animals and humans. It’s a dramatic visual blend of water, fire, light and imagery all choreographed to an original musical score.