Disney Hotel Guests Recieve Extra Magic Hours at Pandora

by Mommy Frog on March 23, 2017 13 Orlando

On-Site Guests Have Access to Nightly Extra Magic Hours Between May 27 to July 4, 2017

Pandora — The World of Avatar is now open at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Full of amazing experiences, alien plant life, spectacular views and the beautifully bioluminescent Valley of Mo'ara, this new land is a must-visit for Disney World guests. Disney has a great, limited-time benefit for Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests—nightly Extra Magic Hours at Pandora — The World of Avatar!

Extra Magic Hours at Pandora - Avatar Flight of Passage

From May 27-July 4, 2017, Walt Disney World Resort Hotels guests will receive nightly "Extra" Extra Magic Hours at Pandora—The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom from 11 p.m to 1 a.m. Valid theme park admission and Resort ID will be required for these special journeys. Guests staying at all Disney World resorts, as well as the Swan and Dolphin, are eligible for this extra magic.

We HIGHLY recommend on-site Walt Disney World hotel guests take advantage of these Extra Magic Hours. We've got a whole post that talks more about this and other strategies for experiencing Pandora, including FastPass+. You should definitely hop over to it!

Extra Magic Hours at Pandora - Pandora Floating Mountains

What's Included in Extra Magic Hours at Pandora?

What will you see with the nightly "Extra" Extra Magic Hours at Pandora? This extra time will let you sail on the Na’vi River Journey, which will take you down a sacred river hidden within a bioluminescent rainforest for an encounter with the Shaman of Songs. On Avatar Flight of Passage, you'll connect with your own avatar and fly over Pandora on the back of a mountain banshee. Along with cultural dining at Satu’li Canteen, tasty beverages at Pongu Pongu and shopping at Windtraders, this evening access will let you soak in the nighttime wonder of the Valley of Mo’ara.

Extra Magic Hours at Pandora - Navi River Journey

 The Benefits of Staying at a Disney World Resort Hotel

Extra Magic Hours are just one of the many benefits that guests receive by booking a stay at a Disney World Resort hotel. Each day at least one of the theme parks offers extended hours for Disney World Resort hotel guests to enjoy select attractions. This Pandora—The World of Avatar "Extra" benefit is in addition to the Extra Magic Hours available to guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom and the other Disney theme parks. Go here to see all of the benefits of staying at a Disney World hotel, including first dibs on making FastPass+ reservations, and pick which hotel is right for you.

Extra Magic Hours at Pandora - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Before you pack your bags for Pandora, consider what hotel you'll be staying at. The closest hotel to Disney's Animal Kingdom is Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. These deluxe Africa-inspired accommodations are incredibly close to the theme park. It's also our favorite Disney Deluxe Resort. Also nearby are Disney's Coronado Springs, Disney's All-Star Movies, Disney's All-Star Music and Disney's All-Star Sports Resorts.

Disney Resort hotel rooms are flying fast. That's no surprise since the "Extra" Extra Magic Hours Access to Pandora — The World of Avatar for Disney Resort Hotel guests ends July 4th. So book your room today and prepare to visit an amazing new land that's unlike anything on Earth!

Are you excited to see this new addition to Disney's Animal Kingdom? What questions do you have about Pandora—The World of Avatar? Let us know in the comments below. 

Related: Pandora — World of Avatar FastPass+ Strategies and Tips

Hoppy Planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Nov 15, 2017 at 10:13 p.m. Laura Says...

if my fiancé and I aren't interested in Pandora at all are we able to choose 3 fast passes from tier 2 instead? it seems silly to waste one on something we're not interested in.

Dec 22, 2017 at 8:38 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura,


Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 8, 2017 at 1:15 p.m. Martin Says...

As Flight of Passage had such good reviews in relation to its waiting areas (and the theming of these waiting areas), would you still recommend using fastpass for this ride? I am afraid that it could reduce the experience if we would just 'skip the line' on this particular ride.

Jul 9, 2017 at 7:46 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martin,

We recommend skipping Fastpass+ for Avatar Flight of Passage on your first visit. The queue is amazing and sets up the experience and story.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 20, 2017 at 4:36 p.m. Lydia Says...

I'm staying at a Hilton on property called Hilton Orlando buena vista palace. I'm wondering if my hotel is included in the extra magic hours for the pandora ride?

Jun 20, 2017 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lydia,

That hotel is not eligible to participate in the Extra Magic Hours for Pandora—the World of Avatar.

Hoppy planning,

Mommy Frog

Apr 8, 2017 at 5:39 p.m. Rob Says...

Will there be any previews of the Avatar attractions during the April 12th - 22nd weeks?

Apr 9, 2017 at 6:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rob,

We don't have any word from Disney on Pandora soft openings in April.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 4, 2017 at 2 a.m. Terri Says...

Where exactly will Avatar be located at in Animal Kingdom? Close to what?

Apr 4, 2017 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Terri,

Pandora-The World of Avatar will be located to the left of Discovery Island. You'll enter the park and head to the left.

Hoppy Planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 24, 2017 at 4:18 p.m. Gary Says...

If you do not have a hopper ticket, could you go to say Magic Kingdom during the day and still take advantage of the Extra Hours at Animal Kingdom during this time. I already am booked for this time and would love to go more than the one day we had planned for Animal Kingdom.

Mar 25, 2017 at 4:12 p.m. Darlynne Says...

Gary, if I'm reading your question correctly, you don't have a park hopper. Extra hours still require park admission, so Animal Kingdom would have to be your park for that day. You should be able upgrade to a park hopper, if that works for you.

Mar 24, 2017 at 11:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gary,

Yes, with a Park Hopper you can start in the Magic Kingdom, then head to Animal Kingdom in the evening.

Keep Hopping!


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