BREAKING: Annual Passholder Previews Begin Soon for Pandora – The World of AVATAR, Dates Revealed

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Walt Disney World annual passholders will be getting a first-look at Pandora: The World of AVATAR with exclusive previews of the land scheduled to happen in just-a-little-over two weeks time.

Floating mountains grace the skyline while exotic plants fill the colorful landscape inside Pandora – The World of Avatar, which opens May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Pandora – The World of Avatar will bring a variety of new experiences to the park, including a family-friendly attraction called Na’vi River Journey and new food & beverage and merchandise locations. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

Online registration should open very soon for annual passholders to sign up for one of two preview dates for Pandora: The World of AVATAR, April 8th or 9th, 2017. It is possible that more preview dates will be scheduled later, but these appear to be the first two, at least.

Rumor has it that there will be some restriction on “technology use” for guests who partake in the preview, perhaps a ban on photography and video recording, but we will have to wait and see exactly what that means. Again, this preview would be over a month and a half before the official opening of the land to guests.

As the project is still being finished up, these dates can still change, but it seems the previews will take place before the month of April 2017 is over, at the latest.

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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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Hugh Kirkpatrick
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Hugh Kirkpatrick

So excited

Mickey Mouse
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Mickey Mouse

Jeez… there is going to be many people complaining, including myself. April 8th and 9th is blacked out for gold and silver passes so only the platinum and platinum plus ppl would be able to. Unless they change the block outs, or unless they hopefully have other dates, the rest of us won’t be able to have a “preview” day until April 22 the latest. Unless they do allow the other Passholders to preview but make it like a night exlusive event.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Where do you see that?

Mike Hoxpig
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Mike Hoxpig

got to pay to play.. quit complaining and buy a real pass.

Kaylee
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Kaylee

A real pass what a jerk thing to say i spent over a 1000 bucks on our passes were still passholders and deserve just as much respect as the next person keep the smart remarks to yourself

Joann
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Joann

Platinum Plus Passholders get very few added perks over the other pass levels. There should be preference to those who pay substantially more. Our family spent several thousand on passes and we expect to get more than those who pay a lot less.

Think McFly, Think!
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Think McFly, Think!

Wow you really must not understand how life works. You paid much more for getting a little more, they don’t owe you anything. They didn’t point a gun to your head and say you must buy the platinum pass. You CHOSE to pay more, if the benefits do not match what you’re paying, than you’re just stupid for choosing that option. Here’s logically why they would never suddenly decided to up your perks. Say the preview is only for platinum pass holders, great for you, but then you have angry lower tiered pass holders with pitchforks because they can argue… Read more »

Zachary Humbert
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Zachary Humbert

Do we know where online registration will occur?

Iom eorless
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Iom eorless

You can go to WDWMAGIC.com to register.

Zachary Humbert
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Zachary Humbert

Don’t lie to me, nerd.

Amber M Thomas
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Amber M Thomas

I wish there was a like button for this comment. :)

Bomb Boreless
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Bomb Boreless

Well don’t ask stupid questions then, dweeb.

Amber M Thomas
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Amber M Thomas

Where is there a place to register? I just spoke with someone at Disney and it has not yet been officially announced – so there is not a place to sign up yet.

Nom NomNomless
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Nom NomNomless

You do realize you just answered your own question in the same post right?

Schmamber
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Schmamber

shut up Amber.

Amber
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Amber

Really? Jackass.

grizzcub
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grizzcub

If it does occur, it’ll be May-ish

C.M.
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C.M.

If I have a platinum pass that has not yet been activated, would I still be allowed to sign up for this?

Barbara
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Barbara

It would be thrilling to be part of Disney history. Please let me know where & how to register to be among the pass holders to experience pure Joy & Thrills.
~Barbara

Pom Porless
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Pom Porless

Actually never mind, registration just opened at WDWMagic.com. Limited spaces available GO GO GO!

Mike
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Mike

As stated above, most AP’s will be blocked except for Platinum. April 8th is the start for Easter block dates. Nice touch, Disney.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

I am Platinum….. and I am arriving that day, with FP and ADR for the 8th in AK!! This would be awesome!

Laura
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Laura

I’m going to be in the park on the 9th! This works out so perfectly for me. Crossing fingers and toes!

Tinktini
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Tinktini

….or you could just upgrade to a Platinum pass.

Len
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Len

I’m platinum and am scheduled for the 9th to be in AK! This info made my day! Thanks Tom!

Kenn
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Kenn

Will we able to bring one guest who is not a pass holder or everyone must have be a pass holder

Disney
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Disney

Bring as many as you want, we’ll make it a party.

MinnieME
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MinnieME

In passholder events past, all persons attending must be an active passholder. We always had to show our active annual pass; not saying that this time it could be different.

Raegan
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Raegan

I just went on WDWmagic.com and can’t find where to register :(

Benny
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Benny

Agreed. Haven’t been able to find anything.

Jesse ORourke
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Jesse ORourke

The people telling you to go to WDWmagic.com are trolling you, trying to trick you to going to that web site.

Tomtom Cordless
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Tomtom Cordless

Jesse you should be ashamed of yourself for lying to these poor people just to make sure that you and your friends get reservations. It’s people like you that have made this site go downhill so quickly.

I eat poop.
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I eat poop.

I registered just fine at wdwmagic.com. My passes will be delivered tomorrow!

Amber M Thomas
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Amber M Thomas

“WDWNT, LLC is an unofficial site and is not in any way affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.” Registration would not be on this website at all.

Everyone Reading This Thread
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Everyone Reading This Thread

What are you even talking about? Who implied you would register here?

Keep Calm and Don't Rely On Tom
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Keep Calm and Don't Rely On Tom

She means stop asking Tom about when/where to register because this site has nothing to do with Disney and the only information Tom has is what he can annoy out of cast members.

DJ
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DJ

Wait, a while back, there was some alleged Disney employee here telling us how Disney was going to restrict access to these new park areas from AP holders for up to one year. Guess that was straight up BS…as expected.

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Vivian Cockrell
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Vivian Cockrell

Where do we sing up?

Dorothy Z
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Dorothy Z

Are you talking about the Frozen sing along? ????

Vivian
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Vivian

Apparently I am since I can’t spell. ????????

Redo Epcot
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Redo Epcot

Going on 10th by not a pass holder any chance there will be public preview that week

Get a Clue
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Get a Clue

Considering they don’t start training cast members until the 8th, not a chance skippy.

grizzcub
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grizzcub

Yeah….that’s not true. I don’t know who your source is, but they’re not accurate

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Laura
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Laura

I just looked through the site and I can’t find the registration link, could someone link it to this thread? Thanks!