Height Requirement & FastPass + Information for Pandora: The World of AVATAR Rides

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According to the official Walt Disney World website, new information in regards to the rides in Pandora: The World of AVATAR has been released.

Flight of Passage

Height Requirement: 44 inches tall

Age Interest: kids,tweens, teens, and adults

Official Description: “Get a banshee’s-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of Pandora on a rite of passage you won’t soon forget! Deep in the heart of the Valley of Mo’ara, discover Avatar Flight of Passage—an all-new expedition that lets interstellar explorers like you climb atop a mountain banshee for a breathtaking, first-person flight over the moon’s incredible landscape. Bonding with a mountain banshee is a crucial step in the life of a Na’vi hunter—and flying on the back of one of these powerful winged creatures represents an important rite of passage.Now, as a visitor to Pandora, you’ll finally have the chance to test yourself in a similar way!

FastPass+: yes

Navi River Journey

Height Requirement: none

Age Interest: everyone

Official Description: “Glide down a gentle, mysterious river and feel a sense of wonder as the full beauty of Pandora reveals itself. Located within the Valley of Mo’ara, Na’vi River Journey offers explorers an experience that has to be seen—and heard—to be believed! As your expedition begins, climb aboard a reed boat and drift downstream. After coasting through a series of caves, and passing by exotic glowing plants and amazing creatures of the rainforest, you’ll soon find yourself face-to-face with the Na’vi Shaman of Songs. The adventure comes to a conclusion as the Shaman demonstrates her deep connection to the life force of Pandora—and sends positive energy out into the forest through the power of her music!”

Thrill level: slow rides

FastPass+: yes

Valley of Mo’ara 

Height Requirement: none

Age interest : anyone

Official Description: “Walk about through the Valley of Mo’ara and get ready to discover a world like no other! There’s more to Pandora than expeditions like Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey… much more! All around its enormous floating mountains, you’ll quickly uncover the valley’s one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experiences—along with sights, sounds and experiences that include: Exotic plants that come to life with beautiful bioluminescence each night, A Na’vi-built drum circle containing instruments playable by all, Na’vi totems and other cultural items found throughout the land, Brand-new Wilderness Explorers challenges and badges to collect. You may even come across tour guides from Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE), scientists from the Pandora Conservation Initiative (PCI), or even an eclectic expat or two!

Stay posted for any future updates on Pandora: the World of Avatar in the coming weeks as the opening date draws closer. Pandora: the World of Avatar officially opens to the public on May 27th, 2017.

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  • I would think there would be as a safey precaution, but as of right now that information has not been realeased. Maybe sometime in the near future they might have that, otherwise we may not know until the ride itself opens up. We will let you know when we have more info.

    • As of right now we do not yet have any more info in regards to when Fast pass+ reservations can be made. As soon as more info is released, we will announce it to you guys as soon as possible.

    • I am not sure in regards to what tier Animal Kingdom will be considered as once Pandora opens. It could potentially become a 2 tiered park but as I said I’m not sure.

    • I’m not entirely sure in accessibility for Flight of Passage as it is considered more of a thrill ride, but I’m assuming that Navi River journey will be handicap accessible like most of the other boat rides at Disney. Even though they don’t say that now, they should have it and if they didn’t I’d be very surprised.

      • Considering that Avatar is about a guy in a wheelchair getting the opportunity to use an avatar to walk again, I would sure hope it would be as accessible as possible.

        • Do you know what the banshee ride vehicle is like? Is it a seat like Soarin’, like a carousel horse or something else?

        • They better have stationary seating or We and our entire group ( a few in wheelchairs who have been waiting for this ride since the movie is ABOUT A MAN IN A WHEELCHAIR!)will be staying at Disney since we are all DVC members and going to Universal parks! Disney knows how to make seating accessable and THEY JUST CHOSE NOT TO?? Just like the new frozen ride! ( really not accessable at all unless you want to break your back using the 12 by 6″ transfer board they give you to get in this very narrow seat with no room for others to assist you.) Shame on you Disney.???? very disappointed

  • Hi Ben,

    Is the banshee ride considered a thrill? I suffer from motion sickness, although I can handle Soarin’ 100% fine. I’m hoping it’s a ride similar to Soarin’.

    • Yes, unfortunately Flight of Passage would be considered a “thrill ride.” I’m sorry for your suffering of motion sickness. The ride is like soarin in a sense as it brings you up towards the ceiling a bit as in soaring, but yes you do move around a lot more on Flight of Passage. You will be having the sensation of flying atop a banshee so one would assume you are going to “swoop” and “soar” on the vehicle. They have said they are trying to make it as immersive as possible where you can even feel the banshee “breathe.” I have no idea if they will have a stationary seating banshee for guest with motion sickness. If they don’t have one, I’m sry for you that you won’t be able to experience it :(

  • Have they said when fastpasses will be available for these rides prior to opening weekend?

    • No. Disney has not given any information out on whether or no there will be fast passes available prior to opening weekend, nor are there any leaks at this time to say if there would be. As soon as we would have fast pass info, we will share it with you guys.

  • FastPasses are now available for opening day on the two new Avatar rides. Just scheduled mine! Can’t wait, only 57 more days!

  • Have you received any update in regards to the weight limit?? My husband is a tall, good-sized guy. I would like to know due to fast pass request just to find out he would not be able to ride if there are restrictions.
    Thanks in advance for the information.

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