Florida Resident 3 & 4-Day “Discover Disney” Discount Tickets Return; Potential AVATAR Opening Date Revealed

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The Florida Resident Discover Disney 3-Day and 4-Day tickets will be returning to Walt Disney World and are on sale now, but the most interesting thing about them is a series of blackout dates only for the Animal Kingdom park.

The tickets themselves are good for 3 or 4-days of visits to Walt Disney World theme parks between January 4th until June 9th, 2017. The 3-day ticket is $139.00 for ages 3 and up and the 4-day ticket is $159.00 for ages 3 and up. Guests can also add then Water Parks Fun and More Option at a discounted price.

Pandora: The World of AVATAR is scheduled to open Summer 2017 at Disney'sAnimal Kingdom. Does that mean May 27th, 2017?
Pandora: The World of AVATAR is scheduled to open Summer 2017 at Disney’sAnimal Kingdom. Does that mean May 27th, 2017?

The most interesting facet of this is the blockout dates exclusive to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park that begin on May 27th, 2017 and run through the end of the tickets on June 9th. Based on when these dates are, it seems likely that this is currently penciled in as the official opening of Pandora: The World of AVATAR at the park. As we learned from Rivers of Light, these things are always subject to change, but it seems likely that Pandora will kick off the Summer season with a grand opening during Memorial Day weekend 2017. 

Disney has stated that Pandora: The World of AVATAR will open Summer 2017. Memorial Day weekend is often considered the beginning of the U.S. summer season.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Frank
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Frank

Are these Park hopper tickets??

Michael
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Michael

The Park Hopper feature is available at an additional cost.

Jonathon Gomez
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Jonathon Gomez

Pandora opening in 2017 is as likely as Hilary Clinton being elected president.

Dave
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Dave

quoted for posterity

Matt F.
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Matt F.

I’ll be down from May 6-11. Do you think that even though the grand opening wouldn’t be for a couple more weeks, that the area would be open for guests to at least walk through? Or potentially have soft openings for the attractions?

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[…] our friends over at WDW News Today point out, there’s literally no other reason for there to be a block-out during this time […]

Shawn
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Shawn

I’m glad I bought the 4 day Disney select ticket when I did. Blackouts don’t start until June!

douglas main (@MainDouglas)
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douglas main (@MainDouglas)

Are parking costs an additional fee?

Craig
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Craig

Where do we buy these tickets from at this price?
Thanks in advance