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Na’vi River Journey at Pandora – The World of Avatar Remains Closed Today (4/27) Due to Technical Problems

Na’vi River Journey at Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will remain closed today, April 27, due to technical problems.  Both Pandora attractions, Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey have been experiencing difficulties this week with both attractions shut down for the entire day on Wednesday, April 25.  Avatar Flight of Passage returned to normal operations yesterday, however Na’vi River Journey remained closed.

There is no official word from Disney for the reason of the closure, however internet chatter suggests it might be related to the fire detection system.  Both attractions are housed in the same building.

The Na’vi River Journey attraction in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes guests on a lyrical adventure sailing in reed boats down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The journey culminates in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who sends positive energy out into the forest through her music.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments/closings at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Na’vi River Journey at Pandora – The World of Avatar Closed Today Due to Technical Difficulties

Na’vi River Journey at Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be closed today, April 26, due to technical difficulties.  Yesterday both Pandora attractions, Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey were closed for the entire day.

There is no official word from Disney for the reason of the closure, however internet chatter suggests it might be related to the fire detection system.  Both attractions are housed in the same building.

FastPass+ reservations booked for April 25 for Na’vi River Journey have been automatically rebooked for April 26 pending the attraction’s reopening.

The Na’vi River Journey attraction in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom takes guests on a lyrical adventure sailing in reed boats down a mysterious, sacred river hidden within the bioluminescent rainforest. The journey culminates in an encounter with a Na’vi shaman, who sends positive energy out into the forest through her music.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments/closings at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Pandora Utility Suit Officially Debuts At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Today

A 4.2-ton, towering mechanical suit debuted today at Pandora – The World of Avatar to coincide with Disney’s Animal Kingdom 20th anniversary celebration. The new Pandora Utility Suit is inspired by the iconic Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits of power armor from the epic film AVATAR.

Perched ten feet high, a human pilot straps into the cockpit of this exo-carrier and controls its powerful, yet agile movements. The giant walking suit was designed with articulated hands and a shoulder span of more than five feet. It also bears claw marks and battle scars from a Thanator – an alpha predator on Pandora.

But the Pandora Utility Suit was actually designed for restoration, while the film’s AMP suits were created for infantry missions of destruction. Its streamlined structure and technical upgrades make it the perfect tool to collect plant samples, study flora and survive Pandora’s wild terrain.

Check out the suit in action below:

Like all the lands at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora is rooted in nature and the Pandora Utility Suit showcases that in dramatic fashion. As the suit’s pilot traverses the land daily, he’ll interact with guests, sharing details about the land’s otherworldly landscape, and highlight the importance of preserving nature. Check out the video above to hear what guests have to say about this amazing addition the Pandora.

The Utility Suit pilot in Pandora – The World of Avatar appears daily. Be sure to check the Times Guide or the My Disney Experience App the day of your visit for the latest information.

Pandora Utility Suit Will “AMP” Up the Excitement at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A 4.2-ton, towering mechanical suit is sure to stop guests in their tracks when it debuts at Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 22. The new Pandora Utility Suit is inspired by the iconic Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits of power armor from the epic film AVATAR.

Perched ten feet high, a human pilot straps into the cockpit of this exo-carrier and controls its powerful, yet agile movements. The giant walking suit was designed with articulated hands and a shoulder span of more than five feet. It also bears claw marks and battle scars from a Thanator – an alpha predator on Pandora.

But the Pandora Utility Suit was actually designed for restoration, while the film’s AMP suits were created for infantry missions of destruction. Its streamlined structure and technical upgrades make it the perfect tool to collect plant samples, study flora and survive Pandora’s wild terrain.

Like all the lands at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora is rooted in nature. The Pandora Utility Suit showcases that in dramatic fashion. As the suit traverses the land daily, its pilot will interact with guests, share details about the land’s otherworldly landscape, and highlight the importance of preserving nature.

The Pandora Utility Suit continues the collaboration between Disney and Lightstorm Entertainment that first brought Pandora – The World of Avatar to life nearly a year ago. The suit will debut April 22 as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.