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  • On Jul 8, 2022
    Lola from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello - we will be at Animal Kingdom in late August and would really like to see Pandora lit up. With sunset being after the park closes, how will we be able to do that? Are we able to stay in the park past closing? Any tips are appreciated! Thanks.

    Greetings, and a warm welcome back to planDisney, Lola, we thank you for your loyalty!

    Visiting Pandora - The World of Avatar will be an experience like no other. Ever since I experienced the grand opening of the land, it is now my favourite land at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park! It's very easy to stay immersed in this bioluminescence of flora and fauna and forget exactly where you are, it's that beautiful and incredibly unique!

    Lola, I love visiting the Land of Mo'ara and I spend at least 4 hours before the official park closing to putter and explore the various activities from shopping to meeting the Pandora Rangers, listening to the melodies and rhythms of the "peace of song" from the Swotu Wayä as they play oversized musical seed-pods, massive drums, shells and hanging orbs. You too, can delight in the art, cuisine and culture of the Na'vi in an RDA mess hall at Satu'li Canteen, and ponder about enjoying your refreshing Night Blossom from Pongu Pongu. Search for the Na'vi Shaman of Songs while enjoying the bioluminescent rainforest at Na'vi River Journey - the melody is so poignant it brings a lump to my throat every time, and then fly upon a mountain Banshee for your 3D ride over this moon with Avatar Flight of Passage: Fly A Banshee in Pandora - truly an exhilarating and liberating experience! I have been able to bask and enjoy the Valley of Mo'ara when the bioluminescence is at its fullest even after the official park closing for a short while during my visit to the land. I wouldn't recommend entering the Valley of Mo'ara soon before closing, I would recommend spending the bulk of your late afternoon and evening there. Please consult with a Cast Member for any direction regarding enjoying Pandora - The World of Avatar a little after the park closes as policies may have changed since my last visit a few months ago.

    Please ensure you make your Disney Park Pass - Theme Park Reservations using valid theme park admission.
    Maximize your time in the Land of Mo'ara by updating the Payment Method in the My Disney Experience Mobile App to enjoy the convenience of Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering to save time waiting in lines.

    Don't miss the delightful Beacons of Magic from the Tree of Life and all other theme park icons beckoning all to come and celebrate!

    Lola, it was such a pleasure assisting you today. Please feel free to stop by for more first-hand tips and advice, it would be my honour to assist a fellow Canadian Disney fan!


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