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Construction Begins on Pedestrian Bridge Over I-4 in Maitland

Construction has begun on a 600-ft long bridge, which will cross Interstate 4 and connect the sidewalks at Lake Destiny Road and Wymore Road. The new bridge is being built in conjunction with
the Maitland Boulevard interchange.

The curved bridge will be suspended over I-4 by 20 pairs of thick steel cables attached to a 142-ft high arch.

Beyond aesthetics, resilience against high wind speeds and other adverse weather conditions has been part of the design process.


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New I-4 Maitland Boulevard Ramp in Orlando Now Open

Attention Maitland Boulevard motorists, a new traffic pattern now requires motorists to enter two right-hand lanes for westbound I-4 entrance ramp before the Lake Destiny Drive intersection.

This long-term traffic pattern of approximately 1.25 miles in length will relocate the eastbound lanes to new pavement south of the existing traffic lanes. In addition, a newly realigned westbound I-4 entrance ramp from eastbound Maitland Boulevard will open.

These new traffic patterns will require motorists to choose if they want to continue on eastbound Maitland Boulevard or enter the westbound I-4 entrance ramp before the intersection of Lake Destiny Road. The two right-hand lanes will be for the westbound I-4 entrance ramp. The new traffic pattern is necessary for the reconstruction of Maitland Boulevard.

Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity through the work zone.

The $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project is reconstructing 21 miles of interstate from west of Kirkman Road to east of State Road 434 in Longwood.


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Disney Reveals Epic, Model of Star Wars-Themed Lands

During a special preview of D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled a first look at the epic, richly detailed model of the Star Wars-themed lands under development at Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. This stunning exhibition, on display in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ “A Galaxy of Stories” pavilion at D23 Expo, is yet another example of the breathtaking new worlds, immersive storytelling and transformational guest experiences that set Disney apart.

“To say we are excited for the Star Wars-themed lands to open in 2019 is an understatement,” Chapek said. “All along, we have said this will be game-changing, and through the model we can begin to see how truly epic these immersive new worlds will be.”

Chapek plans to share exciting new details about the project during the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Hall D23 Presentation on Saturday. The model will remain on display at the pavilion throughout the weekend to give visitors an up-close look at what’s to come on this never-before seen planet. In addition, the pavilion will display models, artwork and media that provide a first-ever look at some of the locations, starships, creatures, and droids that guests will encounter when they visit this new planet.

At D23 Expo 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced the Star Wars project to the delight of thousands of fans in attendance. The jaw-dropping new lands will open with two anchor attractions – one that gives guests the chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and one that puts guests right in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Representing the largest single-themed land expansion at 14 acres each, the Star Wars-themed lands will open in 2019.

However, guests don’t need to wait until 2019 to be immersed in the Star Wars galaxy. From special character encounters to fan-favorite attractions like Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, and interactive entertainment like Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, guests of all ages can experience Star Wars stories at Disney parks and resorts around the world.


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I-4 Ramp in Orlando Closing July 18, Detour Required

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with the I-4 construction project in Orlando:

Westbound Interstate 4 (I-4) from Colonial Drive (State Road 50) to State Road (S.R.) 408 is closing from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18.

Motorists must exit westbound I-4 onto westbound Colonial Drive, and then travel southbound on Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 17-92/441) to reenter westbound I-4. Law enforcement officers will be monitoring each signaled intersection on the detour route of Colonial Drive and Orange Blossom Trail to promote traffic flow.

During the operation, the westbound I-4 entrance ramps from westbound Colonial Drive, Amelia Street and South Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on July 17-18. The westbound I-4 entrance ramps from Kaley Avenue and Gore Street will remain open during this closure.

Construction activities taking place during the closures include striping, replacing raised reflective markings, pavement repairs, drainage work and installing barrier walls.

Modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions. Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving through the work zone


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Orlando Area I-4 Construction Alerts and Detours

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-4 construction Alerts and Detours in the Orlando metro area this week and beyond.

  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from E.E. Williamson Rd. to SR-414/Maitland Blvd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 12 to Sun., Jun. 25
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from EE Williamson Rd. to SR-414/Maitland Blvd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Sun., Jun. 25 to Sun., Jul. 09
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-414/Maitland Blvd. to E.E. Williamson Rd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 12 to Sun., Jun. 25
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-414/Maitland Blvd. to EE Williamson Rd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 26 to Mon., Jul. 10
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to WB SR-414/Maitland Blvd.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Sat., Jul. 01: 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from SR-423/Lee Rd. to John Young Pkwy.: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 01 to Sat., Jul. 01
    Everyday 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 from SR-423/Lee Rd.
    From Mon., Jun. 26 to Wed., Jun. 28: 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from SR-423/Lee Rd.
    From Fri., Jun. 23 to Mon., Jun. 26: 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to SR-423/Lee Rd.
    From Wed., Jul. 05 to Wed., Jul. 19
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 to SR-423/Lee Rd: 1 right lane closed.
    From Tue., Jun. 20 to Tue., Jun. 27
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from SR-423/Lee Rd.
    From Fri., Jun. 23 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 at SR-423/Lee Rd: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Fri., Jun. 09 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to Fairbanks Ave.
    From Fri., Jun. 30 to Mon., Jul. 03: 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 from Fairbanks Ave.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Fri., Jun. 30: 9 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from Fairbanks Ave.
    From Fri., Jun. 23 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Fairbanks Ave.
    From Tue., Jun. 13 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Par St.
    From Mon., Jun. 19 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Par St to Ivanhoe Blvd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Fri., Jun. 16 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Princeton St.
    From Tue., May. 30 to Tue., Jun. 27
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 from Princeton St.
    From Mon., Jun. 19 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to Princeton St.
    From Fri., Jun. 09 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from Ivanhoe Blvd.
    From Mon., Jun. 12 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-50/Colonial Dr. to Par St: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 05 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to South St.
    From Sun., Jun. 18 to Sun., Jul. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to Anderson St.
    From Mon., Jun. 26 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Continuous ramp closure on WB I-4 at Kaley Ave.
    Beginning Tue., Dec. 01, 2015 at 12 AM
    Permanent closure of ramps to both EB & WB Kaley Ave.
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from US-441/17-92/Orange Blossom Trl. to Ivanhoe Blvd.: 2 left lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 01 to Sat., Jul. 01
    Everyday 10:30 PM – 6:30 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Orange Blossom Trl/US-441.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from US-441 /Orange Blossom Trl. to John Young Pkwy: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jun. 29
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to John Young Pkwy.
    From Fri., Jun. 23 to Fri., Jun. 30
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from John Young Pkwy to Conroy Rd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Wed., Jun. 21 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-423/John Young Pkwy to US-441/17/92/Orange Blossom Trl: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jul. 06
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from Conroy Rd. WB.
    From Mon., Jun. 19 to Mon., Jun. 26
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Conroy Rd. to Florida’s Turnpike: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jun. 29
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 to Conroy Rd.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from WB Conroy Rd.
    From Wed., Jul. 19 to Wed., Aug. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from Conroy Rd.
    From Wed., Jul. 19 to Wed., Aug. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from Conroy Rd to SR-423/John Young Pkwy: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Mon., Jun. 26 to Mon., Jul. 03
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Conroy Rd to Florida’s Turnpike: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 29 to Thu., Jul. 13
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Florida’s Turnpike to SR-482/Sand Lake Rd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jun. 29
    Sun. – Fri. 8:30 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from Florida’s Turnpike to Conroy Rd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jun. 29
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from Florida’s Turnpike to Conroy Rd: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 29 to Thu., Jul. 13
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on WB I-4 to NB SR-435/Kirkman Rd.
    From Wed., Jun. 21 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-435/Kirkman Rd. to Florida’s Turnpike: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Wed., Jun. 21 to Wed., Jun. 28
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-482/Sand Lake Rd to SR-435/Kirkman Rd NB: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Thu., Jun. 22 to Thu., Jul. 06
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly ramp closure on EB I-4 from SR-435/Kirkman Rd. to Universal Blvd.
    From Wed., Jun. 14 to Wed., Jul. 05
    Sun. – Fri. 10 PM – 5 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on WB I-4 from Kirkman Rd: 1 left lane closed.
    From Sun., Jun. 25 to Sun., Jul. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 9 PM – 6 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-435/Kirkman Rd to Florida’s Turnpike: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Wed., Jun. 28 to Wed., Jul. 12
    Sun. – Fri. 9:30 PM – 7 AM
  • Intermittent nightly lane closure on EB I-4 from SR-482/Sand Lake Rd to SR-435/Kirkman Rd NB: 2 right lanes closed.
    From Sun., Jun. 25 to Sun., Jul. 02
    Sun. – Fri. 9 PM – 7 AM

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The Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has just named the Best Amusement Parks for Families in 2017 – naming the best parks in the U.S., and sharing the year’s newest attractions and highlights for every age group.

“Amusement parks are one of the most quintessential summertime activities for families,” explains Lissa Poirot, editor-in-chief of Family Vacation Critic. “But for those traveling with family members of various ages – including kids-at-heart – finding a park that caters to thrill-seekers and the younger set isn’t always so easy. This list includes parks that successfully cater to both, and those that also have exciting new features for the 2017 season.”

Read more…


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SeaWorld Orlando Is Ready To Unleash Your Summer

Just in time for summer vacation, one of the fiercest underwater legends has come to life in an entirely new way. SeaWorld Orlando’s original roller coaster offers an adventure for thrill-seeking guests unlike any other when Kraken Unleashed opens to the public June 16.

Kraken Unleashed is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality roller coaster in the United States, with fully integrated headsets. The completely immersive experience takes riders on an exploratory journey under the sea. As they sail along the powerful coaster track, complete with deep dives, steep turns and seven complete inversions, a fully integrated story unfolds. The result is a fantastical voyage past gigantic sea monsters, and an unexpected, unforgettable encounter with the legendary Kraken sea monster.


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“After providing thousands of imaginative and thrilling experiences on SeaWorld’s first roller coaster, Kraken, we wanted to give our guests something new,” shared Brian Morrow, Vice President of Theme Park Experience and Design, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. By creating a custom digital overlay and using technology to tell the story, we developed an entirely new virtual reality coaster. Our guests can now travel through the depths of the ocean with the mighty Kraken herself. The result is a seamless and completely unique expedition on a well-loved roller coaster.”

All three of Kraken’s 32 passenger trains have been equipped with the virtual reality experience. Guests choose their journey when they board the coaster; braving the virtual reality experience or riding the traditional way. The custom designed headsets are fully integrated both mechanically and electronically into each coaster seat. Each seat has also been individually programmed to provide an individual guest experience that cannot be matched.

The grand opening of Kraken Unleashed marks the beginning of an exciting summer at SeaWorld Orlando. Park guests will find something new around every corner, with the investment of new experiences to compliment the park’s extraordinary animal encounters.

“Summer at SeaWorld has never been better,” said Jim Dean, Park President, SeaWorld Orlando. “The debut of Kraken Unleashed means there is a new thrill leader in town. In addition to Orlando’s tallest and fastest coaster, Mako, and the destination’s only flying coaster, Manta, we now have this new technology for a virtual reality experience that takes SeaWorld to a whole new level of excitement.”

Kraken Unleashed is just the start, with more reasons than ever to visit SeaWorld. Electric Ocean, the park’s all-new evening extravaganza kicks off this Saturday, June 17. Guests are transported to an exotic world of light and sound complete with fantastical dancers, glowing sea creatures and high energy DJ entertainment. The entire event crescendos into a nightly display of fireworks and lasers that will leave everyone breathless. From the new bubble spectacular show, “Pop,” to the return of fan favorites “Shamu’s Celebration: Light up the Night” and “Sea Lions Tonite,” guests can play all day and plan to stay through the night.


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Major I-4 Detours and Closures in Orlando This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following major I-4 detours and closures in the Orlando area this week.

  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to northbound Kirkman Road; thru June 11 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to northbound Kirkman Road; thru June 14 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Conroy Road; June 7–21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp closed to John Young Parkway; thru June 16 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to South Street; thru June 11 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Northbound Orange Blossom Trail closed under SR-408; thru June 10 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Westbound I-4 exit ramp to Anderson Street; thru June 19 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Church Street closed under I-4; thru June 9 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Princeton Street; thru June 13 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 exit ramp closed to Fairbanks Avenue; thru June 6 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound I-4 entrance ramp closed from Fairbanks Avenue; thru June 9 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Now Open: Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando Resort’s Third Amazing Theme Park

A revolutionary water theme park has risen at Universal Orlando Resort – Universal’s Volcano Bay is now open.

The park’s first guests gathered inside the new water theme park to enjoy an authentic, South Pacific dedication ceremony commemorating the opening of Volcano Bay. The ceremony featured special performances by an array of authentic Maori entertainment, ranging from water dancers to “Haka” war dancers. The moment culminated with an eruption from the mighty 200 ft. Krakatau volcano – the park’s stunning icon.

Volcano Bay is Universal Orlando’s third theme park and the next chapter in the award-winning vacation destination’s evolution. Universal Orlando is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family, which has invested significantly in the destination’s unprecedented growth. In just seven years, 25 new experiences – entire themed areas, attractions, restaurants, and hotels – have been added across the destination. Universal Orlando now has 5,600 rooms across its five (soon to be six) on-site hotels.

Volcano Bay was brought to life by Universal Creative – the same team responsible for bringing so many other groundbreaking experiences to life within Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Volcano Bay is a next-level water theme park – combining spectacular storytelling and incredibly immersive guest experiences with innovative technology exclusively designed for Universal to give visitors a fun-filled, hassle-free experience with their friends and family.

“Universal’s Volcano Bay sets a new standard on every level – from the attractions to how our guests experience them,” said Tom Williams, Chairman & CEO – Universal Parks & Resorts. “Our new water theme park is the perfect complement to the rest of our incredible destination. It provides our guests with spectacular entertainment experiences and innovative technology that helps them enjoy more of what matters most – connecting with each other and having an amazing time together.”


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Spanning 25 fully immersive acres and featuring something for everyone – from perfected relaxation to incredible thrills – Volcano Bay is unlike any other water park in world. It offers an immersive environment filled with unbelievable detail and innovative technology to enhance fun and remove hassles. Volcano Bay features:

  • More than 30 experiences including 18 unique attractions such as a multi-directional wave pool with sandy beaches, a peaceful winding river, twisting multi-rider raft rides, speeding body slides that drop from the top of the volcano into the waters below and more.
  • The TapuTapu wearable – included with guest admission and specifically designed for use within Universal’s Volcano Bay. Features of TapuTapu include:
    • Virtual Line Access: TapuTapu allows guests to virtually wait in line for rides while enjoying other areas of the park. Their wearable will simply alert them when it’s time for their ride.
    • TapTu Play: Guests can enjoy many TapTu Play experiences throughout the park – like controlling streams of water spurting from whales in Tot Tiki Reef, shooting water cannons at guests snaking down Kopiko Wai Winding River, illuminating images in the volcano’s hidden caves and more.
    • TapTu Pay: Guests can make purchases throughout the entire park with their TapuTapu wearable, eliminating the need to carry cash, credit cards or a wallet throughout the park.
    • TapTu Snap/My Universal Photo Access: Guests can take advantage of special interactive photo opportunities and selfie-spots throughout the park as well as photo opportunities on Volcano Bay’s attractions. Their wearable will automatically link those photos to their account so that guests can view, share and purchase them at their convenience.
    • Locker Access: After renting their lockers, guests will be able to access them with a touch of their TapuTapu wearable.
  • Beautifully-themed dining locations featuring more than 60 delicious, South Pacific-inspired dishes – ranging from jerk mahi sandwiches to fresh island chicken salad to decadent chocolate pineapple upside down cake.

For more information about Universal’s Volcano Bay, visit www.universalorlando.com.


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First Look: Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The much anticipated, and long awaited Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom finally opened to the public on Memorial Day Weekend, and we were there. To say it was busy would be the understatement of the year.

Crowds were incredibly large and the wait times were a testament to the patience of a die hard Disney fan. In fact, the crowds were so large that, at times there was a 2 hour wait just to get into that section of the park so you could then wait up to 4 more hours to get to experience one of two new attractions; Na’vi River Journey, a boat ride deep into a bioluminescent rainforest in search of the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, or Avatar Flight of Passage, an expedition that lets interstellar explorers like you climb atop a mountain banshee for a breathtaking, first-person flight over the moon’s incredible landscape.

There were even waiting lines to get into the gift shops.

Needless to say, a six hour wait is a little extreme, but we did bring back a great collection of photos to give you an idea of the detail that went into creating this amazing world.

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Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom
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