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Local Name:
Pandora
Budget:
500M
Announced:
20 Sep 2011
Construction Start:
10 Jan 2014
Opening:
27 May 2017
Location:
Area:
5 ha
Consultants:
Designers:
Lightstorm Entertainment, Walt Disney Imagineering
Contractors:
Ride Suppliers:
  1. Anonymous
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    I wanted to focus on the main attraction, Flight of Passage. Because wow, this is some ride.

    As a bit of a theme park junkie, it’s rare I can walk off a ride and instantly say, “That’s now one of my all-time favorites.” In fact, the last time I think that happened was when I first rode Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter seven years ago. But I feel secure saying that about Flight of Passage. It’s a new gold standard.
    Source:
    Eric Goldman
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/05/27/disney-worlds-avatar-land-includes-one-of-the-best-theme-park-rides-ever


    Each rider is given 3D glasses and instructed to sit on their own individual vehicle that's shaped pretty similarly to a motorcycle. The ride itself utilizes extremely advanced 3D technology, not unlike Star Tours in Hollywood Studios — except for the fact that this one is way better.

    As the ride begins, the immersive 3D screen suddenly transports you to Pandora as you zip through mountains, above the ocean, and into a bioluminescent cave. At times the ride is scary. As these rides go, things do jump out at you. The ride is also incredibly calming at times — a nice balance that is much appreciated by nervous riders like myself.

    Disney rides, however, are not complete without that one tiny detail that revolutionizes theme park rides at-large and leaves you stunned. For me, that detail on Flight of Passage was the sensation of the banshee's movement and breathing beneath you. It may sound silly, but it feels remarkably true to life . . . if true life involved floating mountains and all that.

    Leaving the ride, I instantly thought to myself, "I can't wait to do that again."
    Source:
    Kelsey Garcia
    https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Pandora-World-Avatar-Flight-Passage-Review-43566895


    The fantasy land opens to the public on May 27, and the crown jewel is its thrill ride, Avatar Flight of Passage. A masterful blend of storytelling and engineering, the ride triggers all your senses to suck you into Cameron's alien jungle. Wearing 3D glasses, you're locked into a motorcycle-style seat as you ride a banshee, swooping through the landscape, getting hit with ocean mist and fragrant scents (when you're not screaming, that is).
    Source:
    Bridget Carey
    https://www.cnet.com/news/world-of-avatar-pandora-disney-james-cameron/


    The vehicles are essentially stationary bikes. After donning 3-D glasses, a screen on the vehicle begins to match the guest’s face with that of a Na’Vi. A back support rises and pushes the seat forward. Once this process is complete, the ride begins. A screen appears in front, and we are immediately careening down a mountain on the back of a banshee.

    Fans have long speculated that this experience would be similar to Disney’s popular Soarin’ attraction, but Flight of Passage is far more intense and immersive than Soarin’. The screen feels intimate — this is my banshee — and the attraction’s base vibrates to mimic the movements of an animal. Riders soar among Pandora’s floating mountains and through waterfalls, feel splashes of water and robust gusts of wind.
    Source:
    Todd Martens
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-disney-pandora-avatar-20170502-htmlstory.html
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    How intense is Flight of Passage? Does it have any inversions/go upside down? Any notable drops? What about height / speed?








  2. I wanted to focus on the main attraction, Flight of Passage. Because wow, this is some ride.

    As a bit of a theme park junkie, it’s rare I can walk off a ride and instantly say, “That’s now one of my all-time favorites.” In fact, the last time I think that happened was when I first rode Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter seven years ago. But I feel secure saying that about Flight of Passage. It’s a new gold standard.
    Source:
    Eric Goldman
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/05/27/disney-worlds-avatar-land-includes-one-of-the-best-theme-park-rides-ever


    Each rider is given 3D glasses and instructed to sit on their own individual vehicle that's shaped pretty similarly to a motorcycle. The ride itself utilizes extremely advanced 3D technology, not unlike Star Tours in Hollywood Studios — except for the fact that this one is way better.

    As the ride begins, the immersive 3D screen suddenly transports you to Pandora as you zip through mountains, above the ocean, and into a bioluminescent cave. At times the ride is scary. As these rides go, things do jump out at you. The ride is also incredibly calming at times — a nice balance that is much appreciated by nervous riders like myself.

    Disney rides, however, are not complete without that one tiny detail that revolutionizes theme park rides at-large and leaves you stunned. For me, that detail on Flight of Passage was the sensation of the banshee's movement and breathing beneath you. It may sound silly, but it feels remarkably true to life . . . if true life involved floating mountains and all that.

    Leaving the ride, I instantly thought to myself, "I can't wait to do that again."
    Source:
    Kelsey Garcia
    https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Pandora-World-Avatar-Flight-Passage-Review-43566895


    The fantasy land opens to the public on May 27, and the crown jewel is its thrill ride, Avatar Flight of Passage. A masterful blend of storytelling and engineering, the ride triggers all your senses to suck you into Cameron's alien jungle. Wearing 3D glasses, you're locked into a motorcycle-style seat as you ride a banshee, swooping through the landscape, getting hit with ocean mist and fragrant scents (when you're not screaming, that is).
    Source:
    Bridget Carey
    https://www.cnet.com/news/world-of-avatar-pandora-disney-james-cameron/


    The vehicles are essentially stationary bikes. After donning 3-D glasses, a screen on the vehicle begins to match the guest’s face with that of a Na’Vi. A back support rises and pushes the seat forward. Once this process is complete, the ride begins. A screen appears in front, and we are immediately careening down a mountain on the back of a banshee.

    Fans have long speculated that this experience would be similar to Disney’s popular Soarin’ attraction, but Flight of Passage is far more intense and immersive than Soarin’. The screen feels intimate — this is my banshee — and the attraction’s base vibrates to mimic the movements of an animal. Riders soar among Pandora’s floating mountains and through waterfalls, feel splashes of water and robust gusts of wind.
    Source:
    Todd Martens
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-disney-pandora-avatar-20170502-htmlstory.html

  3. Any reviews?

  4. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    Pandora: The World of Avatar is now officially open! Unsurprisingly, the crowds are massive with lines for the rides reaching over 4 hours so far.



    Source: https://twitter.com/insidethemagic/status/868444009349492736 and http://www.insidethemagic.net/2017/05/video-massive-opening-day-line-pandora-world-avatar-draws-thousands-new-walt-disney-world-land/

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    Dedication ceremony for Pandora with interviews






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    Full Flight of Passage POV



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    A good round up of Flights of Passage including walkthroughs of the queue and pre-show.





    Source: http://wdwnt.com/blog/2017/05/photos-video-review-flight-passage-next-big-theme-park-thrill-ride-soars-pandora-world-avatar-disneys-animal-kingdom/


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