Pandora - The World of Avatar

Avatar Land Opens In Summer 2017

Starting summer 2017, WDW (Walt Disney World) fans will step inside ‘Pandora: The World of Avatar’ – the most anticipated fictional planet of the tall blue Na’vi at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. A visit to this one of a kind attraction will put you right in the middle of the most immersive theme park experience ever. Thanks to the Imagineers in instilling life to an epic concept. Avatar is a unique story. An imagination that has given birth to one of the most successful movie of all time. And now with its live version Disney is taking the excitement to next level.

Imagine a never before canoe ride through the sacred Na’vi River attraction that takes you through the most amazing habitat, featuring bio-luminescent rain-forest, floating mountains and more. You will also encounter Na’vi Shaman – (the character who is so integral to Pandora’s life force) at the end of the family friendly river journey. Guests will also enjoy the most mysterious flight of their life. Just like the way the natives fly on banshees in the movie, guests have their unique banshees to ride over the world of Pandora too.

The latest revelations on Avatar Land is made at The D23 event called the Destination D: Amazing Adventures event in Orlando, Florida. At the Event Disney unveils images that highlights important areas of the attraction such as the Satu’li canteen, Windtraders shopping, Pongu Pongu and more. The company also reveals detail about the bridge that connects Pandora to the rest of the Park area. The story that revolves round the mysterious bridge tells about a destructive company who built it long ago, and now it shows evidence that the evil company is back to accomplish its destructive intent once again.

There were also important updates on another most ambitious project – The Star Wars Land at the Hollywood Studios Park of the WDW Resort. But unlike Avatar Land, there was no opening date announcement for Star Wars as such. However, fans of this famous intergalactic fantasy world can still catch the latest glimpse of the attraction. Disney Imagineers had unveiled a new aerial view of the concept art for the upcoming Star Wars Land.

rivers of light - disney animal kingdom

Animal Kingdom’s New Rivers of Light Is Still to See Its Day of Light

The nights at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park are getting brighter with premium nighttime events and activities, but the sensational light show – Rivers of Light is yet to see its dawn. We have an ever-increasing number of Animal Kingdom lovers waiting to celebrate this specially -themed nighttime light show by Disney. Given the follow ups since the first announcement, the all new, one of a kind, exclusive nighttime spectacular is supposed to make theme park headlines about its grand opening by now. However, destiny suggests otherwise.

Today fans are more desperate to know the future of this yet to be launched nighttime attraction. Not that the imagineers are not serious about the project (ever since the first announcement is made) or in handling the preparations for its opening for that matter. But who knows the fate is already scripted. At present the launch of this attraction is confined to some unavoidable delays – might be some technical difficulties, or other internal issues, we don’t know what exactly the cause of this indefinite delay. As theme park lover it hurts to face such unfortunate situations in life. Truly, we have a favorite attraction being postponed until further notice, and sadly there is no new launch date announced as of yet.

When it comes to pending projects, Disney is the one with a long list of unfortunate attractions – future plans and expansions that had been announced with great anticipation only to be cancelled and lost later with nothing to be heard about it. They are history now and moreover, it’s seen that the poor attractions are being wiped out/vanished from the pages of the company’s website as well. Which is not the case with Rivers of Light though. Despite being elusive about its opening, it’s very much there, gracing the official Disney website page dedicated to it. Despite the fear, I hope Rivers of Light will come and definitely light up the skies of Animal Kingdom at night soon.

rivers of light - asian tiger

rivers of light – asian tiger

Rivers of Light is the highlight of the new 2016 summer offerings by Disney World Animal Kingdom. The company had revealed that Rivers of Light will be located at the Discovery River in the Asia section of the Park. The new nighttime show is based on an ancient lantern festival headed by two awe-inspiring storytellers. Beside the storytellers, there will be four animal spirits as well – an Asian Tiger, Tropical Turtle, Great Horned Owl and an African Elephant that keeps returning at different stages during the show to guide you on your journey through the Rivers of Light.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s “Rivers of Light” Show to be Park’s Greatest Show of all Time

If you have ever been to a theme park, there always seems to be one common thread that they all share and that is a epic show of some kind. Whether it be a fireworks finale, courtyard dance off or a parade, shows seem to be a big hit among travelers of all ages. The newest addition to this line-up is Disney’s Animal Kingdom with their Rivers of Light show. It will be on display over by the Mt. Everest rollercoaster and visible from the Asia area of the park and over to the Finding Nemo show area on the lake.

Currently, if you go over to the Animal Kingdom there is a lot of construction going on. The work being done on the new Rivers of Light show seem to be almost done with the exception of a few walls put up to keep prying eyes out. The lake is surrounded by special effects areas with high-tech lighting surrounding the area. Projectors will be shown on a water screen and guests will be able to view scenes of animal spirits as two tour guides tell the tales of what’s to come. Lanterns will dance on the lagoon as your story hosts are taken out into the lagoon.

Probably the coolest thing will be that he parks iconic centerpiece, The Tree of Life will be the backdrop of the show. It will be illuminated by fireflies and lights making it a truly beautiful addition to the new show. Disney had to reach out to design talents like master puppet designer Michael Curry, composer Mark Mancina and the filmmakers at Disneynature. It will truly be a much needed addition to the park as there is no night time entertainment and guests have been leaving the park fairly early since Animal Kingdom was introduced to the Disney family.

The new show should be ready for guests viewing pleasure within the next few months and we will be here keeping you updated. If you are planning a family vacation and need assistance with purchasing you discount Animal Kingdom tickets, please call our office at 1-877-406-4836 or visit us on the web at http://www.officialticketcenter.com/disney-tickets.aspx today!

The Avatar Land That Disney Promises

Disney Animal Kingdom Tickets

Disney Animal Kingdom Tickets

Expected to open in the year 2017, the Avatar Land is undoubtedly among the most anticipated theme park initiatives that Disney World Orlando has to offer. Whether it’s the magnificent floating mountains or the interactive bioluminescent forest, the soaring banshees or the glorifying hues of blue, the Avatar Land once completed is sure to change the way we see Animal Kingdom Park today. And as the dream world of the Navis is taking shape out there (right in the middle of the world’s most fascinating wilds), there is only one thing that comes to our mind – Blue Is the New Green. In deed the lush green landscapes of Animal Kingdom will become even more special with the addition of this extraordinary world from James Cameron’s blockbuster movie.

Being able to step inside and explore the wonders of this one of a kind themed land is a dream come true experience for any. I think even the thought of Pandora as a real place for guests to see, hear and touch is enough to invoke fans’ response like never before. And the excitement is only growing since the Team (Disney & Lightstorm Entertainment) broke ground first. Today while the extraordinary Land is still under construction, people across the globe already started believing that they had visited the amazing world of Pandora.

The Avartar Project is the largest expansion to Animal Kingdom till date. Ever since the Project took off, it tends to be a topic of great interest among fans. And once completed guests will be able to experience the wonders of Pandora when they fly with banshees and explore a rich natural environment with mountains that float and interactive plants that glow at night. The concept artworks and videos released by officials as part of the project plans offer ample evidences in this regard.

Truly, it’s something that can transcend the boundaries of possibility. In the history of theme park fantasies there is hardly anything like this ever created. I think the Avatar Project at Animal Kingdom Park is if anything is the next big revolution in the theme park Industry today. If the world of Pandora comes to life as Disney promises, probably we can have something that is not less than what Harry Potter World did at Universal Orlando.

Avatar is an epic fantasy – adventure that inspires fans since the day when it hit the screens first. And its evolution as a Disney attraction today seems to bring a new kind of experience in the history of theme park entertainments today. Thanks to Disney and the team Lightstorm in bringing to life the imaginary world that had inspired millions.

Orlando vacations are always expensive. And tickets play a major role in influencing the same. But there are many other options available to help you stay on budget. And I suggest you to visit the authorized agents and brokers for some real savings. If you are looking for discounts on your Disney Tickets and passes to exclusive Orlando attractions and events, including discount Sea World and Universal Studios tickets and other special theme park packages you can also consult WDW recommended Kissimmee based ticket Re-Seller – The Official Ticket Center

Nightlife Takes a New Leap at Animal Kingdom with Harambe Nights

Rivers of Light Harambe Nights Event Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light Harambe Nights Event Animal Kingdom

The most anticipated Harambe Nights Event at WDW (Walt Disney World) resort this summer is no doubt a fans favorite, but the special celebration is also seen as something that takes our Animal Kingdom experiences beyond the animals and the rides. Truly, the high spirited night-time event adds a new element that’s been missing from the Park since inception. It is really exciting to know that the day-only park is also becoming an after hour entertainment hub like never before. And I think the time is not far when Animal Kingdom will enjoy the same popularity as the other highly visited WDW parks.

Despite being the biggest of all the four parks, Animal Kingdom is mostly considered as a half-day attraction and it often tends to skip the itineraries of guests, especially on a short vacation. Also beside the amazing animals, world class rides and the impressively crafted ambience the Park is comparatively less popular. And fans often choose to spend more hours at the other WDW parks as they have more attractions and activities in store. However, with the much anticipated Harambe Nights Event and the experiences it offers, there seems to evolve a new beginning in the history of Animal Kingdom. And I think the prospect of enjoying the incredible ambiences of the Park in the darkest hours of the night without the wilds and the rides is an experience unlike any other.

It is true that the nights at the Animal Kingdom Park have never been spiced up with such extravagant delight. What the special after-hours ticketed event offers is just amazing. Held in honor of the Disney blockbuster film- The Lion King, the special celebration includes an amazing reception, a lively, post-show street party with musicians and buffet of great culinary creations and an hour of unparallel theatrical extravaganza (The Lion King Concert in the Wild) packed with celebrity narrator, live orchestra, choir and much more.

For guests at the special occasion it’s like enjoying a true nightlife in the middle of the world’s most incredibly crafted wildlife habitat. In fact the experience it offers is quite unlike what the place used to have prior to the launch of this unique event. For the first time guests have the chance to enjoy the amazing ambience of Animal Kingdom in such casual and uniquely entertaining way.

And moreover, with events like this and the other upcoming shows and attractions such as the Rivers of Light lagoon show, and the much talked about Avatar Land, I think the Park is definitely on the verge of gaining new space in popularity among Disney World fans.

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Spotting the Wilds in the Dark at Disney Animal Kingdom Is a Unique Treat

Disney by night at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney by night at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Noting is so inspiring and memorable than what the WDW (Walt Disney World Resort) has to offer. It is one such place where the world’s best found thrills, excitements and fun all come together to keep our incredible dreams alive. Truly, for a Disney passionate the magic is everywhere and in everything throughout the four Disney parks. Whether it’s the fairy-tale adventures at the Magic Kingdom Park or those amazing world exhibits at the Epcot, the blockbuster actions and scenes at Disney Hollywood Studios or the amazing encounters with the wilds at the Animal Kingdom Park, the list is endless. But through this article I feel inspired to bring to light one of the darkest delights the fourth Disney park has to offer. Continue reading

Hunting Hidden Mickeys Is a Favorite Sport Among Disney World Mouse Lovers

Keep Your Eyes Open... They are Everywhere!

Keep Your Eyes Open... They are Everywhere!

Beyond the magical theme-park attractions and rides the existence of the legendary mouse – ears in ultimate disguise doubles our Disney delights. As a great fan of the Mouse I believe that the concept of Hidden Mickeys plays a unique role in strengthening our connections with the famous Disney World parks every time we visit them. Whether it’s at the Magic Kingdom or the Epcot the opportunities of finding Hidden Mickeys are many. Moreover, being able to figure out the magical ears in their most elusive formats during a Disney vacation is always a rewarding experience for me. In fact hunting for those secret images and shadows of the mouse is an ever-challenging fun opportunity one should not miss while visiting the world’s most beloved theme parks. Continue reading

Tips for Buying Discount Disney Hopper Tickets

Is the Disney Hopper Ticket Right for You?

Is the Disney Hopper Ticket Right for You?

Have you ever been to any of Walt’s theme parks in Orlando, Florida and found yourself either wanting to see more of the other Disney theme parks or that the park you are in is just too crowded? Well you wouldn’t be alone. With all of the different tickets you can buy to see all of Walt Disney World’s world famous theme parks, the one ticket that has been the most popular has to be the famous Walt Disney World Park Hopper Ticket!

Working for the mouse for 8 years I have seen it all and the one thing that I would hear the most was how guests wish that they had bought the hopper ticket when they were planning and buying their passes. The main reason people wished they had purchased the Hopper Ticket was that they had accomplished most of what they had set out to do at a certain park and wished to go over to another park in the same day and finish the evening off at another Disney park. On some nights for example, the Animal Kingdom might close at 6pm. and the Magic Kingdom on that night might close at 12am midnight. When you have a 1 Day Base Ticket, you are closing out your night early at the Animal Kingdom. If you had spent an extra $30 to upgrade your ticket to a Hopper Ticket, you would be spending the evening at the Magic Kingdom or Epcot with everyone else being the hero of your vacation. Most people go in with the mindset that they are going to be content with just spending the day at one park, but you would be amazed at how people’s moods and energy change once they are in Walt’s parks.

The biggest advantage to buying a Park Hopper Ticket in my opinion is that if a theme park gets a little too busy for your taste and it does happen quite frequently, you have the ability to travel over to another park where the crowd is much more manageable. For instance I have personally had my own Disney Park Hopper Ticket and started out at the Magic Kingdom and by 3pm or 4pm the park was an absolute mad house. Having the Park Hopper Ticket I and my guests were able to jump on a Monorail and stop by a Disney Resort for a cold beverage on our way to Epcot. Epcot is my default park to head to for a little elbow room. Epcot also closes every night at 9pm. so it is a great park that stays open semi-late and you do not feel the crowd factor as much as you would at any other Disney park.

To add a little curve ball to this equation, you can also buy a Walt Disney World Water Park Fun & More Ticket or the Premium ticket of all tickets the Park Hopper Water Park Fun & More Ticket. Both of these tickets are Hoppers in a sense. The Water Park Fun & More ticket is NOT a Hopper ticket for theme parks i.e. Epcot, Hollywood Studios etc. but a Hopper ticket from your one theme park that you are allowed to visit in that day, to an “Optional” item of your choice. The “Optional” items are the 2 Disney Water Parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Disney Quest, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Disney’s Miniature Golf Courses at 2 locations or a round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course. So for example with this ticket you could start off at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and stay until 4pm., then you could walk to the front of the park and jump on a Disney bus and go over to Typhoon Lagoon and spend the rest of the day there soaking up the evening sunshine before returning to you humble abode for the night.

Now if you had bought the Walt Disney World Park Hopper Water Park Fun & More Ticket you could do the same thing as the Water Park Fun & More ticket but now you have the ability to Park Hop between theme parks in the same day as well as Hop over to one of the “Optional” items as well. It all boils down to how much money you want to spend, how many days you are going to be here and do you want the ability to change course within you day in order to visit multiple parks. If money is tight and you do not want to visit more than 1 park within a day, or you think that you or your kids will not be able to handle this type of traveling, then stay with the Disney Base Tickets. They are a great ticket and have served many a traveler with just the right amount of Disney Pixie Dust, but if you are the type of person who can handle a little more action in you day then the adventure ticket you are seeking is definitely the Disney Park Hopper Ticket.

To purchase any of these tickets that I have mentioned at a discount, please contact The Official Ticket Center in Orlando, Florida. There are many online ticket brokers, but they are local and have an actual Guest Service location within 5 miles of Disney and other Orlando theme parks.

©Patrick Pulliam 2014

How Effective Is Disney World’s New Ride Reservation System?

Will Fastpass+ Work for You?

Will FastPass+ Work for You?

The Official Ticket Center ~ Making products and services easily accessible is an important determinant in the success of a business. And I think Disney is probably the best in capitalizing this very crucial aspect in the theme-park industry today. Being the world’s biggest entertainment conglomerate, Disney is unique in handling both its core businesses as well as the demands of fans since inception. It’s not just a source that enables you to connect with your ultimate dreams, but also understands the importance of making things available in the most hassle-free and convenient way possible. One great example of this amazing quality is the implementation of the new ride reservation system at the WDW (Walt Disney World) resort in Orlando.

Intended to provide more flexibility in the booking of favorite rides and bring improvement in the wait-times is the new Fastpass+ (FP+) system and it comes with many great promises. Unlike the legacy paper Fastpass, the ability to obtain reservations in advance becomes a reality now for all those passionate about Disney World rides. If you are staying at a Disney resort then you are good to have a reservation as early as 60 days prior to your trip.

The new Fastpass+ reservation system also puts an end to the need of visiting a Fastpass machine in person. Guests have the advantage of choosing from multiple reservation options now. Moreover, if you are a Disney resort guest you can obtain reservations right from the comfort of your home at a mouse click, or on a smart-phone or tablet while in the parks. Besides, there exist many new Fastpass+ reservation kiosks as well as staff members to assist, throughout the parks for all guests. Another great feature the new system offers is the ability to change the attractions for which you have the reservations. One can also control the return times of attractions reserved and thus eliminate the risk of losing any reservation times.

However, there are also certain speculations about the latest reservation system that suggest otherwise. It’s observed that unlike its predecessor, the new Fastpass+ program brings discrimination among guests or vacationers. There are fans not as happy since the new reservation system mostly favors a particular section of guests specially, those staying at a Disney owned resort. So chances are if you are staying offsite then you are missing some great features. Again with the old legacy Fastpass one can have the ability to obtain reservation at more than one park per day. But the same is not the case with the new system as guests are limited to obtain reservations at one park per day.

But whatever may be the speculations, the ultimate objective of the new program is to cut wait-times and bring more flexibility to ride reservations. And I believe Disney is always a champion in adding more value to our dream vacations.

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Disney World Avatar Land Promises an Experience Unlike Any Other

Animal Kingdom Set For Greatness

Animal Kingdom Set For Greatness

The Official Ticket Center ~ When WDW (Walt Disney World) first revealed its plans of creating the much anticipated Avatar inspired Land in the Animal Kingdom Park, fans couldn’t stop raving about the prospects of enjoying another epic level initiative by the Florida based theme-park resort. If completed the mega attraction is expected to change the level of Disney experience forever. Today, long after the initial outburst it’s time again to revisit the Pandora project with renewed vigor. More importantly, the fact that Planet Pandora is finally getting shape is great and the incredible passions and energy shared by the Disney Imagineers in this regard is just exceptional.

Fans had been exposed to a chain of rumors and speculations about the prospects of the Florida based project since the first announcement. But the future of an Avatar attraction in WDW is just hanging around for long until the recently held D23 Expo in Japan. While for many, Pandora is almost a reality in the offing, there are still some who are worried about the culmination of the project. Also there are times when even the thought of having an Avatar themed Land seemed to be elusive owing to issues of complex origin, including the much talked about creative differences between James Cameron and the Imagineers.

However, today, couple of years after; we have something really exciting to cheer for. The fictional habitat of the tall blue natives (the Navis) is already conceptualized now and amidst plethora of details at display we can see Pandora is coming to life after all. At the recent D23 Expo, we are exposed to some of the breathtaking art displays as prelude to the upcoming Disney World Avatar experience. And it seems the Company is extremely excited to share the incredible concept with such awe-inspiring imageries right from the hands of its exclusive design team of Imagineers.

A sneak peek of the concept arts at display will reveal ample evidences of what the epic scale project has in store for us. Whether it’s the nighttime jungle of bio-luminescent plants, or the floating mountains; the opportunity to soar on the back of a Banshee- the bird-like predators from the film or get engaged in other special nighttime celebrations under the magnificent Mother Tree (the Tree of Life), guests at Animal Kingdom will have the most amazing nighttime experience in the years ahead – probably by 2016, which is also the time when the first of Cameron’s three Avatar sequels will be released.

Truly, the thought of being able to step inside a real-life version of Cameron’s mysterious world of Pandora is amazing. The early glimpse of this much anticipated project is seen as a great opportunity for guests to realize the Disney version of Avatar Land for the first time. Thanks to the Imagineers for keeping alive the prospects of an experience unlike any other ever created.

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