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Animal Kingdom Avatar Flight Of Passage
Although it just opened in 2017, Avatar Flight of Passage has swiftly become one of the most popular rides in Walt Disney World®. The best word to describe this epic 3D ride in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is “immersive.” Even if you have to wait over an hour in line (which, by the way, is the standard wait time), you must experience this Avatar ride at least once on your trip to Disney World.
What’s So Great About Flight Of Passage?
As you could tell from the title, this ride is based on the hit 2009 movie Avatar. Even if you didn’t see the blockbuster film, however, you won’t have any issues enjoying this ride.
Basically, everyone going on this ride is linked to their very own avatar so they can take part in a ceremonial event held by the Na’vi tribe. You’ll get to ride a winged creature known as an Ikran and fly through fantastic natural scenery. Along the way, you’ll encounter many fascinating (and frightening!) creatures.
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You will be given 3D glasses before getting strapped into a bike-like device in front of a large screen. As you are tilted forward and back enjoying the incredible graphics, be prepared to smell exotic flavors and even get sprayed once or twice with water.
Safety Considerations On Flight Of Passage
The official height restriction on Flight of Passage is 44 inches. If you want to test how the bike will feel when you’re strapped inside, there is a model in front of the ride queue. Be sure to ask a Cast Member in the area if you have any concerns.
Anyone with issues like claustrophobia or motion sickness shouldn’t get on this ride. It’s also highly advised pregnant women avoid Flight of Passage. This ride does have some frightening moments, so younger children must be supervised.
Tips For Getting On Flight Of Passage
As mentioned above, this Avatar ride is one of the hottest attractions in all of Disney World…maybe even in all of Orlando! If you don’t plan ahead, you could easily wait over an hour in line to get on this ride.
Also, since Avatar Flight of Passage is so popular, it’s often difficult to get a FastPass unless you book it months in advance. It’s always a good idea to check if any Flight of Passage FastPasses are available.
If you don’t have a FastPass, the best thing you could do is wake up early and get to the Animal Kingdom for park opening. Most days this park opens at 9AM, but you have to be sure it isn’t an “Extra Magic Hours” day. “Extra Magic Hours” are select times in Disney World’s four parks that allow certain hotel guests exclusive access.