Opening of Disney’s Pandora – Photos and Videos

Update: We ended up with lots of pics and videos of the Pandora Global Media Event at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 23rd. There is still a lot of sorting and editing going on, but we’ll post some of the better stuff in the forum gallery in the next few days. Please note that the gallery is available to registered members of LearnNavi. Goes Live!

We’re excited to announce the new website is now live!

The new official Avatar website is starting off small as a work-in-progress with interactive access to the Pandoran Research Foundation. The PRF continues the message of conservation and environmental responsibility that is such a large part of Avatar and more recently, Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar.  Visit and get more information on the PRF, create your own profile and find links to the latest on the world of Avatar.

A topic with discussion on the new Avatar website is on the LN forum here. Drop in and see what others are saying about it. will be growing as new content and portals to other topics of interest are added. Go check it out now!

Pandora – The World of Avatar is Open!

Pandora – The World of Avatar is now open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando Florida, USA! The global media and dedication event on May 23rd was attended by dignitaries from Disney and Lightstorm Entertainment, as well as the principle cast from the film and most major news organizations and movie industry media. It was an extravaganza that only Disney can bring. The attendees were wined and dined in high fashion and Disney took the opportunity to showcase some of their other new shows and attractions.

The Global Media Event lasted until well after dark. If Pandora is amazing in the daytime, it is absolutely mind-blowing at night. The bio-luminescent plants and animals make it seem like a completely different place. The floating mountains and lush alien rainforest really is another world. You are on Pandora.

Placing Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a perfect choice, because Avatar also has a theme of conservation, environmental responsibility, and respect for the natural world and indigenous cultures. This continues at Pandora almost everywhere you look. The setting is a generation later than the film and the Pandoran Conservation Initiative (PCI) has now been created. PCI’s focus is on reversing past habitat destruction and showing how even small changes in the ecology can cause decline or even collapse of dependent species up the food chain. On Pandora, a keystone species is the ikran, and the PCI is very busy learning how the excesses of the RDA and other activities have harmed their habitat and are creating courses of action to reverse the damage and restore Pandora. Of course, this kind of thing is also happening on Earth, here and now. The Message of Pandora that was started by Jim Cameron in 2009 continues with the power of Disney behind it. Beyond just raising awareness, Disney has announced a new $1,000,000 program connected to The World of Pandora that will aid in restoring habitats for animals here on Earth.

Not incidentally, the Na’vi language has a significant part in the presentation of Pandora. Many people will be exposed to Na’vi for the first time and likely will visit to learn more. Here they will find our amazing community, and we hope will be rewarded with everything they want to know about Na’vi.

See you on Pandora!  Siva ko!