• On Aug 4, 2017
    Patricia from NE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    how is avatar bird ride compared to soarin thrill ride

    Hi Patricia!

    This is an excellent question and one that many guests would like the answer to. I had the privilege of visiting this new attraction in May before the Pandora-World of Avatar opened to the public. It was an amazing experience to enjoy the new attraction, Avatar, Flight of Passage.

    I do compare this ride to Soarin in many ways as you will feel like you are flying up and down and around. But it is more intense with these feelings and the drops and deeper. Of course you do not actually drop but it is the effects that will make you feel like it. Plus you are not riding in a chair but instead on a banshee so the feeling is different from that stand point. 

    I have always said this new attraction is a cross between Soarin and Star Tours as far as the feeling but it is far more elaborate with the effects and scenes. It is amazing and something if you are able to ride you should definitely try it out. It is not a roller coaster in any way which many guests are afraid of. The ride vehicles or "banshees' that you ride are restrictive so not all body types are able to get on them. If there is a question you can certainly try the sample that is placed at the attraction before standing in line.
thumbnail image for Kay

Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.