There were a number of huge announcements at the D23 Expo today surrounding the theme parks. Disney’s Animal Kingdom had one of the most interesting announcements which included details for Pandora – The World of AVATAR. As part of the largest expansion in its history, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort will have much longer days available with new nighttime activities, something that was very much needed. The additions include:
- “Rivers of Light” : Expected to open next spring, “Rivers of Light” is expected to open in Spring of 2016 and will be a unique experience that combines live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery. “Rivers of Light” will transform Discovery River as it magically come to life. It sounds like a great way to cap off a day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
- Kilimanjaro Safaris: Kilimanjaro Safaris is a popular attraction that will now be extended for a new nighttime adventure that will also begin in the Spring of 2016. Two new species will be added to the attraction as well — African wild dogs and hyenas.
- Pandora – The World of AVATAR: Disney’s Animal Kingdom will allow you to journey into the magnificent world of the AVATAR themed land of Pandora. This will include floating mountains, a bioluminescent forest and, of course, the winged Banshees. AVATAR Flight of Passage, is the centerpiece of Pandora. It will allow you to soar on a Banshee as you travel over a huge alien world. The flying experience will provide a birds-eye view of the amazing world of Pandora.