Fans Devastated Over State of Newest Land in Animal Kingdom

pandora animal kingdom

While many Guests feel Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the best Park at Walt Disney World, the state of the Theme Park’s newest land has fans devastated.

Guests know to expect a top-tier Disney experience when visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, whether they go to Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom Park. But lately, Disney has been under fire for the state of disrepair of many rides and attractions at the Parks.

Disney's Animal Kingdom/Disney Parks Blog

Disney’s Animal Kingdom/Disney Parks Blog

Now, Guests are noting many issues with a ride in Pandora: The World of Avatar.

Disney Guest and Reddit user u/atheon_apex took to the social media platform to share a few different maintenance issues they noted.

Pandora Question – Maintenance of Rides is not happening? from WaltDisneyWorld

The user noted issues with multiple aspects, starting with the “Na’vi River Journey attraction,” stating “several props in-ride [were] not working properly.” The user elaborated that most of the wood sprites “weren’t flying or were just turned off.” They also noticed plants in several parts of the ride didn’t have their bioluminescence effect.

They also elaborated on Avatar Flight of Passage,

I went to [Flight] of Passage some solid 8-10 times this year alone and I never saw the big animatronic, before the link chambers, moving like it was alive. Today, it felt just like a big doll submerged in the water tank.”

Disney's Animal Kingdom/Disney

Disney’s Animal Kingdom/Disney

Finally the user commented on how “after dark, [they] noticed how several props and bioluminescence are not there or not as bright as [they] used to be.”

While this can be quite disheartening for most Disney fans, one user, u/onexbigxhebrewx explained, how the land was constructed knowing maintenance would be an active necessity.

“[From] what some CMs have said, the bioluminescance thing is pretty nomal depending on when you go. They basically repaint every few months as it fades quickly – so those on the back end of a cycle at any given time will get the short end of the stick.

Although it wouldn’t shock me to learn that they’re doing less frequent paintings.”

Pandora — The World of Avatar/Disney

Pandora —The World of Avatar/Disney

Pandora: The World of Avatar opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2017. “Avatar Flight of Passage” and “Na’vi River Journey” boasted nearly five-hour wait times at their peak and continue to remain incredibly popular with Walt Disney World Resort Guests.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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