Pandora — The World of Avatar is set to open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom May 27.
Most of Pandora — The World of Avatar has been ready for some time. Crews at four ABC shows were there three weeks ago, walking through the lush recreation of James Cameron’s Avatar moon, complete with checking out the new land’s two rides and unique food offerings. Disney reached out to annual passholders last week to reserve time slots for exclusive previews starting on May 13, suggesting that a soft opening could happen in early May if not by some point next month.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom is betting that Pandora — The World of Avatar will be so popular that it’s offering guests staying at an on-site resort access to the park until 1 a.m. every night from May 27 through July 4 through its Extra Magic Hours program.