• On Sep 25, 2017
    Molly from VT 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 scary is the Avatar Flight ride? I have a 9 year old that likes some "moderate" thrill (Barnstormers Roller Coaster or Haunted House)...but doesn't like, say, Space Mountain....

    Dear Molly,

    I bet you are getting so excited to come down to Walt Disney World Resort to visit Pandora - The World of Avatar, for the first time! It is truly unlike anything you've ever seen!

    As for Avatar Flight of Passage, it is hard to compare it to other attractions, since it is so unusual. Does your child like Soarin'? If so, they should love Avatar Flight of Passage. It's a simulator experience, so you are seated on what feels a bit like a motorcycle, and it moves around in place while you are watching a coordinating video on a huge screen in front of you. It simulates big swoops and drops, but if you are frightened you can just close your eyes and you will be able to reorient yourself. My youngest child, who never does Space Mountain, loved Avatar Flight of Passage. She went on it twice, in fact, and she is younger than your child.

    Hope that helps with your magical planning! 

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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