Flight of Passage – Avatar Simulator

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Written By Carlos Braga

I need to tell the truth! My favorite attraction of all Disney parks It was the Tower of terror, until the day I walked the Flight of Passage for the first time.

Let's see what's so special about her?

When we watch the movie Avatar it's common to think: ?How dull life on Earth is?.

Is that the universe created by James Cameron (director of the film) is so rich in its colors, shapes and adventures that it is impossible not to imagine yourself in the world of Pandora.

Luckily, if you want to delve into that world in real life, there is a place, and it's located in the park. Animal kingdom from Disney.

The area destined for the world of Pandora opened in May 2017 and has several attractions, including the Avatar Flight of Passage, certainly the most popular attraction in the entire park.

It may be that this article, at times, brings some spoilers about what you will find there.

But that's ok, because the experience always exceeds the description.

Learn more about Avatar Flight of Passage and other Pandora area attractions so you can enjoy your visit at Animal kingdom.

Pandora from Animal Kingdom

Pandora at Animal Kingdom
Pandora at Animal Kingdom

The Avatar World in Animal Kingdom really impresses with its exuberant beauty and realism very similar to the movie.

From the Animal Kingdom parking lot, it is already possible to see her from afar and from that moment on, the anxiety starts to influence Avatar fans.

However, nothing compares to arriving in space.

The floating mountains and exotic vegetation of the land of Pandora has been reconstructed in a way that actually looks natural, although only part of it really is.

Most of them were created with cement, resin and plastic, but they give a realistic impression.

What to expect from Avatar Flight of Passage

In addition to the main attraction, the Pandora area of Animal Kingdom has one more attraction, a restaurant, a shop, kiosks in addition to the decoration that is really an attraction in itself.

The main attraction, in this case, is the Flight of Passage Avatar, and it's not for less! She is my favorite as I said at the beginning of the post!

It is a 4D simulator that simulates a flight by Pandora on a banshee, that bird that avatar residents use to fly.

Avatar Flight of Passage attraction on Pandora at Animal Kingdom
Avatar Flight of Passage attraction on Pandora at Animal Kingdom

Knowing this, you already know what you can expect from this attraction: an extreme experience that turns the fantasy of flying in the land of Pandora into reality.

Speaking like this, it seems like something “simple” and normally found in Disney parks, but believe me when I say, it is not!

The simulation is absurdly real! Get the sense of “reality” from the Soarin and multiply by 5.

Even so, I guarantee it will be a unique sensation. I always cry when I walk in it!

And to tell you the truth, I'm excited just writing about it lol

Flight of Passage Avatar
Flight of Passage Avatar

Some details are important.

To enter Avatar Flight of Passage you must be at least 1.12 meters tall, therefore, younger children unfortunately cannot participate.

Attraction Route

As in the film Avatar, visitors are invited to enter the body of a Avatar.

This is essential for visitors to enter the Pandora world and connect to your banshee.

The preparation, which serves to immerse you in the atmosphere of the adventure, takes 15 minutes, but you live every moment of it (and helps queue time pass more quickly).

After that you will sit on a kind of motorcycle that is actually your banshee.

Flight of a Passage Simulator - Avatar
Flight of a Passage Simulator – Avatar

Safety procedures follow with a piece of equipment that will help on your back.

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Next, a screen opens in front of you that will put you in the mood for the trip, showing other animals gliding before you take off.

Each of these pieces of equipment in which visitors install themselves not only simulate the animal's movements, but also its breathing and the most subtle details such as muscle movement and wing flapping.

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Flight of Passage Avatar

The tour is really incredible and you live an unforgettable adventure.

As it is a disputed attraction, evaluate the time of your arrival at the park and, if possible, purchase a Fastpass +, especially if you go at a time of year when the park is full.

If you’re having trouble getting fastPass + or setting up your trip, contact us to know more about our Personalized Itineraries.

Other World of Pandora Information

Without a doubt, Avatar Flight of Passage is the most disputed attraction in the world of Pandora in Animal Kingdom, as well as in the entire park.

Even so, the Universe of Pandora that Animal Kingdom created has other attractions that complement the experiences in that universe.

Check out some more of them to enjoy other experiences in this universe.

Na'vi River Journey at Animal Kingdom

In the case of the Na?vi River Journey attraction, the whole family can participate.

Na´vi River Journey
Na'vi River Journey

It is a tour that visitors take by boat through the world of Pandora. The setting is impressive and you really feel like you're in the movie, contemplating the vegetation and some animals of this universe.

Pandora Store in Animal Kingdom: the Windtraders

The store in this area of the park is themed around the universe of Pandora, so don't expect to find items with other themes.

Windtraders - Pandora's Store
Windtraders – Pandora's Store

T-shirts, buttons and toys, among other objects that you can take, will be souvenirs of your visit to Pandor.

You can even create your own Avatar on a 3D printer, a super personalized gift to take back as a souvenir from the park.

Satu?li Canteen – Pandora's Restaurant

We already talked about it here on the blog because we love this restaurant. We even believe it is one of the best cost-effective food options in this park.

Satu?li Canteen - Pandora's Restaurant
Satu?li Canteen – Pandora's Restaurant

Both the quality of the meal and the price are very worthwhile at the restaurant located in the Avatar area of Animal Kingdom.

The restaurant is called Satu?li Canteen and serves meat options with side dishes, as well as a vegetarian option on the menu.

It has an outdoor and indoor area and has very tasty natural juices on its menu.

You can eat there for breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner and you can place your order through the My Disney Experience app.

Colors of Moara and Wilderness Explorers

Other things you'll find there, for example, is a kiosk called Colors of Moara which, in addition to selling products, does Na'vi-style facial makeup.

Colors of Moara - Kiosk at Pandora Animal Kingdom
Colors of Moara – Kiosk at Pandora Animal Kingdom

There is also a cost to do the makeup, but the children love it and it takes about 5 minutes to put the face in the mood of the attraction.

There is also Wilderness Explorers, a game for children to complete challenges in exchange for stickers that are used to stick in a booklet to keep as another souvenir of the park.

Take advantage of the tips to enjoy this amazing Disney attraction more.

Flight of Passage information

  • Grade: 5/5
  • Minimum height: 1.12 cm
  • Location: Pandora – Animal Kingdom
  • FastPass+: Required
  • Average queue time: 80/120 minutes

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

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My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

2 thoughts on “Flight of Passage – Simulador do Avatar”

  1. I'm looking for information that I can't find anywhere... You commented that the "preparation" for the Avatar Flight os Passage, in the queue, takes about 15 minutes... but I would like to know, if you can tell me, how much how long does the attraction itself last… when the 3D video with the flight starts, until it ends, how long does it take? thank you very much.

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    • Hi Jacqueline,
      How is everything?

      The attraction itself lasts 4 minutes. It may seem like a short time, but it's amazing and worth every minute in the queue.

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