Pandora – The World of Avatar
I had the incredible honor of attending the media opening for Pandora – The World of Avatar, just days before the park opened to the public and it was absolutely amazing! A couple months later I visited with my hubby and teen son on a surprise trip and it was still as incredible as the first time. Needless to say I can’t wait to return in a couple of months to share it with the whole family.
For those who have visited, you know what I mean and for those who haven’t, no amount of details or photos will do it justice. The sheer awe of walking under the floating mountains for the first time– looking up as the sun’s rays filter through the moss and vines tethering them together– will leave you breathless. If the lush landscape and stunning details aren’t enough to amaze you, then one ride on Avatar Flight of Passage surely will. You’ll be yelling “Sivako!” for the rest of your magical adventure.
Food & Drinks
Another reason to visit would be the food and drinks! Satu’li Canteen is easily one of my new favorite Quick-Service location on property. The dishes keep with the visually stunning theme of Pandora – The World of Avatar, are full on flavors and delicious. You’ll also find a few tasty non-alcoholic and alcoholic concoctions at nearby Pongu Pongu. We’ll cover the frozen, fruity and boba-ball-topped choices in other posts, this is for those just looking to get a good beer.
Hawkes’ Grog Ale
Don’t let the color turn you away! Although it may make you think of stale beer after St. Patrick’s Day, this ale is delicious and perfect on a hot, Florida day. As a golden ale it has a fruity hops finish, but it’s not overly floral. I tasted hints of peach and citrus as well. Crisp, refreshing with a smooth finish-make sure you get a picture of this one at “The Mossy Wall.” Yep, that’s right, the wall even has its own Instagram account.
While enjoying your Hawkes’ Grog Ale, stop and ask one of the Pandora locals about Hawkes. They know his story well and it will make you appreciate the Pongu Pongu details, like this collection of dog tags, even more.
Enjoy friends, or as the Na’vi experts taught me, “Hayalovay,” meaning “until next time.”