PHOTOS: Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Prepares for Massive Thanksgiving Holiday Crowds

PHOTOS: Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Prepares for Massive Thanksgiving Holiday Crowds
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Pandora: The World of AVATAR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has been quite popular since it opened back in May, but the wait times and crowd levels inside the park’s newest addition have certainly become more manageable since the Summer. However, the massive crowds expected at Walt Disney World for the Thanksgiving Holiday through Christmas have Disney expecting the return of those higher crowd levels in the new land.

As you can see in the photo above, the barricade to seperate guests entering and leaving Pandora has returned. Should the crowds in the land reach its capacity, the space to the left can become a queue just to enter the area, nevermind to experience the two attractions or any other offerings inside it. Just two days ago we witnessed a 300 minute wait for Flight of Passage, so demand for Pandora attractions is clearly on the rise once again as many guests who haven’t been to Disney World since the land opened are now clamoring to visit during their holiday vacations.

With lines expected to be quite long for the Windtraders store and the Banshee Rookery experience, a pop-up shop of some kind is being installed in some unused space outside. It will be interesting to see if this is used for express sales of the Banshee toys that won’t include the adoption experience.

If you are visiting Pandora: The World of AVATAR this week or during any of this holiday season, you should be prepared to battle some massive crowds based on these changes Disney is making.

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Canuck Beaver
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Canuck Beaver

Are there any plans to bring breakfast back to Satuli Canteen now that the Holiday crowds are starting?

mark nowak
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mark nowak

Last week 11/13 had consistent 3 hour waits.

Jeff
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Jeff

“Avatar Land is going to be a flop”
“Disney is stupid they don’t know what they’re doing”
etc etc
– Most people on WDW forums

Universal
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Universal

Evevryone LOVES screen based attractions its like TV but not at home

Nick
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Nick

I wonder what’s behind those curtains.

Brian
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Brian

I was there last week and it was a minimum of 3 hour wait for flight of passage. Didn’t even get on all the fastpass where gone. Next time I guess.