Today we're back for another sneak peek of the World of Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom. You could say it's our sequel, and it only took us a week.
And today we'll actually be checking out the two new E-Ticket attractions on Pandora. We've avoided spoilers but hopefully we'll give you enough to get you excited for the attractions.
Written by Renée Girard
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Kaltxì! We're back at Disney's Animal Kingdom this morning to travel to the moon of Pandora.
Going beyond the wall and taking the journey to Pandora.
And just like that we're on Pandora. It's beautiful and I don't think we'll ever get tired of looking at it.
Green beer at 9am from Pongu Pongu, because why not. And it's delicious!
For you Trash Can enthusiasts. We mean table for the inevitable Pandora Food and Wine Festival enthusiasts.
Breakfast at Satu'li Canteen. French toast and Pandoran Sunrise. Yum!
Two of the souvenir cups available with drinks in Pandora.
Pandora water fountain. Love that they have the water bottle refill spot.
Because there's probably someone wondering what they look like... Pandora restrooms.
Let's take our Flight of Passage!
The queue for Flight of Passage is intense! Expect long wait times in this glorious space.
More Flight of Passage queue.
This place is no joke. They definitely spared no expense.
Seriously detailed queue.
One of the most creative elements in the Flight of Passage queue.
More Flight of Passage... time to enter the Link Chambers.
Pre-show room before finally entering the ride. The whole process is actually very cool.
Flight goggles are massive!
Flight of Passage ride vehicles. So I personally loved the ride way more than I thought I would. I'm prone to motion sickness and was fine!
Snack time! Sampling the Night Blossom signature drink with the Pongu Lumpia. Both are very sweet treats.
At Windtraders gift shop, you can stop by the Rookery to select your very own banshee.
Other items at Windtraders for sale include baby Na'vi and banshee plush.
More souvenirs at Windtraders - pins, shirts, iPhone cases and more!
Some traditional snacks and candy, with a Na'vi twist.
Colors of Mo'ara face painting and gift kiosk, where you can transform into a Na'vi.
Now on to the Na'vi River Journey.
Though not quite as extensive as the Flight of Passage queue, Na'vi River Journey has some lovely theming.
Na'vi River Journey is a great dark ride for all ages. The bio-luminescent lighting is beautiful.
The Na'vi shaman animatronic is one of Disney's best. Simply amazing. Maybe they can finally fix the yeti?
Back at Satu'li Canteen. I think it has a similar look to Animal Kingdom Lodge.
This time I got the vegetable curry pods, cheesecake, and the other Pandora beer, Mo'ara High Country Ale.
Still more of the beautiful sights in Pandora. I can't wait to come back and see this all at night!
Traveling back to earth for now. We had a wonderful time on Pandora again and hope to revisit it many times. Disney did an outstanding job.
Today we have a very special treat for you, a sneak peak of the World of Pandora at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
While we won't be participating in any of the media events for this all new area of the park we hope that between CM and AP previews over the next few weeks we can bring you some different and unique coverage of this amazing looking new world.
The Valley of Mo'ara is the centerpiece for Pandora. When you first set foot inside, it is simply breathtaking.
The detail in the unique plant life on Pandora is incredible.
And the floating mountains... Disney magic at its finest.
The entrance to Avatar Flight of Passage. Yes, they have a single rider line!
Pongu Pongu will be serving drinks in Pandora, some exclusive to this location. We can't wait to try them!
Windtraders is the merchandise location for all things Pandora. You'll have to travel back to Earth if you're looking for Mickey ears.
A look at Satu'li Canteen, the quick service dining option in Pandora
It's great to see some different dining options at a theme park!
Tried the chili spiced crispy fried tofu with red and sweet potato hash and creamy herb dressing. Delicious!
We'll be back on Pandora next week for more, can't wait! It was amazing to just get a peek at things there yesterday.
We hope you enjoyed our first look at the World of Pandora. It's simply breathtaking and we hope you'll enjoy our looks at this new world over the next few weeks.
One of the things that struck us most is how the land really does blend in well with the rest of Disney's Animal Kingdom while obviously being alien in nature. Disney Imagineering has done amazing work utilizing a theme that many weren't sure they could actually pull off.
Today we're back in Florida with another great update from Walt Disney World.
Today we're joining Renée as she runs 19.3 miles through the parks of Walt Disney World with some Storm Troopers, Droids and even Matt.
Written by Renée Girard
The Star Wars half marathon weekend kicked off at WDW today! Tomorrow and Sunday we'll be journeying to the Dark Side.
While at the Star Wars Half expo, be sure to stop by the Cantina. You can get a Dole Whip in a Chewbacca stein!
I don't think I've ever seen this much as far as snacks and drinks at a RunDisney expo.
think this is my favorite shirt at the Star Wars Half expo.
We'll be up early the next 2 days for the Dark Side Challenge. Good luck to all running, and stay hydrated!
In a corral far, far away... awaiting the start of the Star Wars 10k. Looking forward to the new course!
Star Wars themed costumes are always popular among the runners. I've already spotted a few Matts this morning.
See you in 6.2 miles!
Storm troopers and Spaceship Earth!
This is the race you're looking for.
The Star Wars 10k runners approaching the finish line at Epcot.
Finished! One race down, one more to go.
I don't think I've ever seen wait times posted for the characters. Great to see this addition!
We're back for another early morning run. It's time for the Star Wars Half Marathon!
The first runners are on their way! May The Force be with us all to conquer the Dark Side Challenge
I always look forward to seeing the creative Star Wars costumes and shirts along the course.
Editors Note: For some reason this picture and tweet blew up on Twitter on Sunday and we have no idea why. It's certainly clever, and we always love a good Pun. Guess sometimes you never know what people are going to enjoy.
Running through Disney's Hollywood Studios. What's up DCA? =)
Finish line and medals at Epcot!
Wait times if you wanted to meet a character after the race.
Celebrating finishing the Dark Side Challenge with a cold beer. Congrats to all who participated. Cheers!