It’s summer, which means you need to start planning a great summer vacation with your girlfriend if you don’t want to be sent packing back out to the cold and desolate wasteland that is single life. As you peruse the many options available to you, you may come across Walt Disney World’s newest attraction – Pandora: The World of Avatar.
It’s exciting and new, which would definitely score you some brownie points with your better half. But at $99 per day, is it worth it? COED hit the park before it opened to get a little preview, so are some helpful questions and answers to consider before becoming one with Eywa.
Did You Like The Movie?
The 2009 Avatar is the highest-grossing movie of all time with $2.7 billion. A lot of people enjoyed director James Cameron’s alien world of Pandora with its stunning visual effects and environment. Now imagine all of that cool stuff brought to life before your eyes.
Pandora: The World of Avatar features the Valley of Mo’ara (floating mountains, glowing fauna & flora), the Na’vi River Journey (bioluminescent rainforest boat ride) and the Avatar Flight of Passage (which I’ll get to in a minute).
Basically, the park is like a drug trip without the drugs (though I’m sure being on drugs in the park would be cool too.
Avatar Flight of Passage
I’m not into theme park rides or virtual reality all that much but HOLY HELL IS THIS THE COOLEST EFFING THING EVER INVENTED. They didn’t allow us to take any pictures or video in there so I’ll try to paint you a nice word picture.
They give you these intense 3D-glasses and strap you into a bike-like module. The screen opens and you’re face-to-face with the absolute best 3D I’ve ever seen. You’re flying on the back of a mountain banshee during an exhilarating ride over the vast moon. The floor moves, slides and dips beneath you and wind and mist and alien aromas blast you in the face as you barrel roll your way through Pandora. Seriously, Maverick and Goose got nothing on this fly-by.
I did the Flight of Passage four times if that gives you any idea how awesome it is.
Are You Lame?
No, of course you’re not. But maybe your girlfriend doesn’t see that right now. So get back in the plus-column by planning this dope trip.