“Pandora – The World of Avatar” opened Saturday to huge crowds and even larger wait times. We reported on guests seeing up to 4 hours in line for the new attraction “Flight of Passage“. A FastPass+ reservation is always your best bet for a shorter wait time; but what if that is not an option? Today I wanted to bring Disney on-site resort guests a tip to making their visit to Pandora a little less crazy during these initial days of it being open.
From now until July 4th Disney is offering Extra Magic Hours to enjoy Pandora – The World of Avatar from 11:00 pm until 1:00 am to all guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. During these dates Disney will close the attraction lines of Na’vi River Journey and Flight of Passage somewhere between 8:30 to 9:00 pm (this time will depend on the current wait time). They will allow all guests currently in line to make their way through and enjoy the attraction.
Starting at 11:00 pm Pandora attractions are re-opened to Disney resort guests for Extra Magic Hours until 1:00 am. It should be noted that there has still been lines forming outside the attraction queues before 11:00 pm so you might want to arrive before then to enjoy shorter wait times.
Still Not A Perfect Solution
We are also seeing that Disney is not requiring offsite resort guests to leave Pandora once Extra Magic Hours begin if they are already inside Pandora. They are currently being allowed to remain to shop, eat, and enjoy the surroundings. Disney may change this practice at any time.
Offsite guests however, are not allowed to ride the attractions. Magic Bands must be scanned to confirm on-site resort guests status. Offsite guests also may not enter Pandora after Extra Magic Hours begin.
Even with these cautions in place, if you are a Disney resort guest and can stay up late, being at Pandora’s Extra Magic Hour once the attractions queues have emptied seems like a good plan to shorten your attraction wait times. You will still see wait times but not as significant as during the day.
Will you be visiting during the evening Extra Magic Hours to Pandora – The World of Avatar?
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