BREAKING: Popular Shoulder Banshee Toys in Pandora: The World of AVATAR Are Completely Sold Out

BREAKING: Popular Shoulder Banshee Toys in Pandora: The World of AVATAR Are Completely Sold Out
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Well, we told you that the Banshee Rookery experience in Windtraders at Pandora: The World of AVATAR was popular, but I guess we had no idea just how popular they were…

The Banshee Rookery inside of Windtraders in Pandora is completely empty as of 10:45am on June 3rd, 2017
The Banshee Rookery inside of Windtraders in Pandora is completely empty as of 10:45am on June 3rd, 2017

According to guests visiting this morning, there were a few Banshees on the shelves when the day started, but now there are none. Cast members are telling guests it will be a few weeks until more are in stock (take that for what its worth). Either way, it is clear that Disney sold way more of these neat toys than they ever expected to.

The full contents of a Banshee Rookery box, and the optional perch.

If you are unfamiliar with what these are, you can check out our review of them here. The product was selling well during previews, but it wasn’t uncommon to wait 30-60 minutes just to enter Windtraders over the first week of it being open to the public. Guests would then have to wait another 15-30 minutes if they wanted the full Banshee experience, but Disney was also offering “grab and go” pre-boxed Banshees at temporary tables inside of the shop all week.

We will continue to provide updates on the status of the Banshee Rookery as many a guest have told us they were looking forward to doing this on their first trip to Pandora. Well, some guests will have to wait a little while longer.

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Tom Corless

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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      • Thanks for the reply, Tom. I, and I’m sure everyone else interested, appreciates it too!

        I’m checking on them again. Our trip is in about 35 days. Have they gotten more and been able to keep up with demand or are they still “flying” off the shelves?

  • Just opened the banshee box and the blue banshee is not working it will only turn its head and nothing else. We have only just taken it out of the box! I’m not very happy that I paid so much money for a toy that is broken.
    Document number is 14751224 store number 6563. Collected from guest services when leaving the park. I hope you can replace with a fully working toy. I will await your reply
    Thank you
    Ann Atkins

    • Ann, I had that happen as well when I was there, and it was a simple fix. The banshees work on tension wire, and the cast member outside the store stretched out the cord full length and pulled a bit and then it worked. Somebody else came up with the same thing right while I was there, so this is a common thing with those. Apparently it’s something they tell you during the experience, but you don’t find it out if you just grab one of the boxes. She said you have to keep the cord stretched out and not curled or anything. Try that before returning it.