Pandora, the world of Avatar, is a world like no other! It is beautiful and mesmerizing and full of Disney magic! Disney Imagineers have really created wonderful technology for you and your family to enjoy. But, in order to get the most out of the magic, here are some things you need to know about each ride.

Na’Vi River Journey


The Na’Vi River Journey is an absolutely beautiful ride through the Valley of Mo’Ara. You and your team are in search of the Shaman of Songs as you travel down the river at night.   You are introduced to the beautiful bioluminescent plants and animals of this world. I had in my mind specific things I wanted to see that were featured in the movie, and I wasn’t disappointed!


Who is this Ride For?

Family Friendly; For All Ages

What do you experience?

This ride is a slow-moving boat in the dark much like Frozen Ever After.

What you need to know:

You must keep your arms and legs in the boat and remain seated at all times.

What you don’t want to miss:

This ride will have you looking up and down and all around! Don’t miss the Na’Vi! Look to your left as you experience the ride, they will be running through the forest along with you.

The highlight of the attraction is the Shaman of Songs. The Disney animatronics have been upgraded to create very fluid, life-like movements!

What was lacking?

I wanted to see more! Similar to Frozen Ever After, and especially for a Tier 1 Fast Pass, I wanted it to last longer!


If you did not see the movie, you will still love this beautiful boat ride in the dark. However, if you enjoyed the movie, you will see so many more details and be able to experience the ride at its fullest!

Flights of Passage

Flights of Passage takes you on a 3D adventure as you experience first-hand the bonding with a mountain banshee or ikran. You experience all the thrills and emotions as a Na’Vi would on their first ride on their banshee!

You will climb up and into the mountains to a research facility. There scientists will pair you with an Avatar so that you can join a banshee on the ride of a lifetime! The view is spectacular on the way up, so stop and enjoy it!


Who is this Ride For?


You must be 44in or taller and comfortable with 3D rides; Guests in wheelchairs are required to move to a special seat.

What do you experience?

You experience the speed, twists and turns of flight, the sounds of the world, the smells and splashes of water. It is a total immersive experience and you will forget that it is just a simulation.

What you need to know:

This ride has been compared to Soarin’. However, Soarin’ is a smooth, over the scenery ride, where Flights of Passage is fast passed 3D simulation that puts you in the middle of the action.

There are 2 things that may keep any rider from riding: Calf supports and Back supports. These 2 features must lock in place before you can continue safely in the ride.   There is not one body type that is targeted: You can be too tall, too thin, too large.   A Cast Member can help you with a test seat at the beginning of the ride.


Flights of Passage is a Tier 1 ride as well, so you cannot choose both Flights and the River ride on the same day.

What you don’t want to Miss:

Relax and don’t blink! You will be surprised at times and it will take your breath away at others!


Currently wait times for Stand By start at well over an hour and swell to longer wait times during peak hours. The Stand By line gives you a more in-depth look into the research facility and is enjoyable if you have the time to wait.

Single Rider line is in place, but not always available.

It’s exciting to see 2 new state-of-the-art rides in the Animal Kingdom! If they sound exciting to you, then contact me for more information and we can start planning your adventure!