Universal Orlando Virtual Lines

Universal’s Approach to Virtual Lines Sets New Standards

Ride lines are the biggest disappointments for the otherwise fun-filled vacations in Orlando. But thanks to all the good efforts towards eliminating the waiting woes from time to time. The Theme parks and Entertainment giants keep addressing the epic issue with different innovative approaches. Currently, what Universal Orlando Resort is offering in this regard is quite commendable.

Universal’s approach to Virtual-Lines perhaps sets the standards for future experiments and development in taking the queue experience to next level. Given the Resort’s upcoming attractions, namely – “Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride and “Volcano Bay” Water Park it seems the next-gen queues are no-more queues after all, they are important part of the adventure story. For example guests visiting the Jimmy Fallon ride will sit-back and relax on the couch and enjoy a racy barber shop quartet sing instead of waiting in lines.

At Volcano Bay it’s the most anticipated Tapu Tapu wearable devices (fused to a wristband) that transforms the queue experience altogether. Get a ride time by scanning your device, and go enjoy the rest of the Park without worrying about the lines. The device will alert you when your ride time is ready. Moreover, along with the queue-less experience, Tapu Tapu comes with other interactive features as well.

Virtual lines are the latest development in theme park’s attempt to eliminate waits and incorporates more fun and entertainment instead of looking at someone’s back. Virtual lines empowers you to utilize the waits in the most entertaining and fun format. They are the futures of ride lines – harbingers of a queue less experience that we all love to have.

The previously available ride reservation system have their own limitations. For example the FastPass or Express Pass facilities by Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando help minimize the wait by assigning ride times in advance. But, you have to do the reservations well ahead of time. Also no visitor is allowed to make reservations for more than three rides a day. However, with the new Virtual Lines concept, Universal removes all such restrictions.You don’t have to be an advance planner to book a ride. You can do that at your own convenience. Better still, there is nothing like Wait anymore. It’s a queue-less experience after all.

Pandora-The World of Avatar

Excitement Builds as Countdown to Pandora – The World of Avatar Begins

For Avatar fans, it’s time to face the live version of story now. Pandora- The World of Avatar is opening on May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. The massive new land will transport you to a visually stunning world of nature and adventure. Pandora is a unique planet, complete with floating mountains, bioluminescent plants, and the blue Na’vi that accompanies you on two amazing excursions. Guests will also be able to dine at Na’vi – themed restaurants or go shopping for Na’vi items, toys and much more.

Among the top adventures found here include, the family – friendly Na’vi River Journey. This one-of-a-kind boat expedition takes you through a glowing rainforest packed with bioluminescent plants, creatures and a Na’vi Shaman that hails a deep connect to the life-force of Pandora. The Avatar Flight of Passage is another awe-inspiring attraction that takes you on a rather thrilling expedition – a jaw-dropping ride on the back of a mountain Banshee over the moon’s incredible landscape. The attraction has a height requirement of 44-inch. Moreover, both Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage come with the FastPass+ option.

Every night at the valley of Mo’ara you will experience exotic plants that come to life in their glowing best. Guests will also be able to explore various Na’vi cultural items including playable instruments throughout the land. There will also be a host of Wilderness Explorers challenges to face, and exciting badges to collect. Tucked in Quonset-hut structure is the Na’vi restaurant – Satu’li Canteen, where guests can dine with a selection of internationally-inspired menus and specialty drinks. In the shopping area, namely Wintraders you can also visit the quick service eatery for some exclusive bioluminescent cocktails and beers, including snacks.

It’s the respect for nature that makes Pandora-The World of Avatar an integral part of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. According to Joe Rohde (Imagineer, and an important figure in the original development for Disney’s Animal Kingdom) both the Avatar Films and Animal Kingdom Park are governed by the same intrinsic values of nature – The idea that nature is supreme and we should understand and respect nature. Secondly, the idea that adventure is not only physical but developmental, and it has the capacity to transform guests. Pandora is a world filled with immersive adventures, and surely you will be a different person altogether after the experiences.