Avatar Flight of Passage is a ride in the upcoming theme park attraction Pandora: The World of Avatar.
Flight of Passage is a motion simulator flight through Pandora on the back of a Banshee. Disney described the ride at D23 2015 as "a birds-eye view of the beauty and grandeur of the world of Pandora on an aerial rite of passage." Tying into the Iknimaya rite of passage seen in the first Avatar film, the queue area of the ride is themed to the climb that young Na'vi take up the Ayawa Ikran to the Banshee Rookery. The ride has been referred to by Disney as an "E-ticket attraction", a term used to describe major attractions at Disney parks, and "the centerpiece of Pandora".
A video from the ride was shown briefly at D23 Japan 2013. Another preview of the attraction was shown during the television airing Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration program on December 25th, 2016, previewing the ride system with similarities to another Disney aerial ride attraction, Soarin'. On February 2nd, 2017, a leaked screenshot from video of Imagineers testing the ride showed a two person ride vehicle with a banshee appearance in front of the ride's projection screen. This ties into previous comments made by Disney about the personalized experience of the ride, having visitors ride on individual banshees that move and even breathe instead of a ride vehicle intended to seat large amounts of people at once.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/avatar/news/15aug2015-avatar-land-is-officially-named---pandora---the-world-of-avatar.htm
- ↑ http://www.slashfilm.com/avatar-land-d23-expo-2015/
- ↑ https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/08/pandora-the-world-of-avatar-will-be-new-land-at-disneys-animal-kingdom/
- ↑ http://themeparks.about.com/od/disneyparks/g/E-Ticket-Ride.htm
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3fkuaQNGHI
- ↑ http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/12/photos-disney-shares-new-glimpses-inside-pandora-world-avatar/
- ↑ http://wdwnt.com/blog/2017/02/breaking-leaked-image-reveals-ride-vehicle-avatar-flying-banshee-attraction-disneys-animal-kingdom/