Do you love Avatar? Are you about to say marriage vows with someone you love? If so, Disney Weddings and Disney’s Animal Kingdom might have the spot for you! There’s plenty of different venues in the Disney Parks and at Disney resorts worldwide, but the Animal Kingdom’s Pandora in Walt Disney World Resort is a perfect setting for anyone who loves epic adventures, connections with nature, and dramatic backdrops like floating mountains. If you’re a big fan of the Avatar movie, the thrilling mountain banshee rides on Avatar: Flight of Passage, the bioluminescent Na’vi River Journey, or the long-awaited sequels, then you may want to look into booking this for your nuptials. Fans of the Disney movie “Pocahontas” (or the Disney heroine with that name) might also like this venue, since the films’ stories have similar themes. And who knows? Maybe your love story will rival Jake and Neytiri’s (although Disney probably can’t promise that Sigourney Weaver will be there)!
According to the Disney Weddings website, floral decorations can be added to the location if the bride and groom want it, or the Pandora location (in this case “the Valley of Mo’ara”) can be left as is. After the marriage ceremony, the couple and their guests can head to a pre-planned reception within the Animal Kingdom Theme Park or at any other Disney World Park or Resort. Who knows? You might run into a Pandora Ranger wearing an Exo-Carrier Utility Suit, members of Alpha Centauri Expeditions, or perhaps Pandora Conservation Initiative scientists on the journey!
However, since you’d be getting married in an open Disney park, there is a warning that ambient noise will most likely present itself during your ceremony. There’s also a warning that weather might be an issue, forcing your ceremony inside, and that Disney-chartered transportation is a requirement (no doubt because a limousine or non-Disney-affiliated vehicle would cause quite a stir driving past the Tree of Life)! There might also be extra lighting requirements, depending on what time of day you’re getting married, since natural lighting will vary outside.
As with most Disney Wedding offerings, a venue like the Animal Kingdom’s Pandora is very expensive. We imagine that your Disney Wedding would be even more costly if you opted for a dress from Allure Bridals’ Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Collection (although one of the Pocahontas dresses would suit this Pandora venue nicely)!
Are you a fan of Avatar? Do you think that getting married in Pandora would be worth the cost?