We can’t waitÂ for May 27th, aka the opening day of Pandora â€“ The World of Avatar!Â Disney has been very active on the subject so far this week, releasing smallÂ details on what we can expect. One of the most recent releases, is a sneak peak of the dining options availableÂ in Animal Kingdom’s newest land.
A brand new webpage on The Walt Disney World website, reveals that theÂ two food and beverage locations will includeÂ Satu’li Canteen (fast-casual dining), and Pongu Pongu (a bar!).
Indulge in the art and culture of the Na’vi while dining inside this former RDA mess hall, only at Pandora â€“ The World of Avatar.
Although the official menu is not yet posted, it looks like the “fast-casual” menu at Satu’li Canteen should lean towardÂ interesting. According to Disney, expect international inspired and vegetarian dishes to show up on the menu. Did we mention specialty drinks? From the Walt Disney World Website:
Discover healthful dishes and familiar flavors from another worldâ€”wholesome grains, fresh vegetables and hearty proteins.
Between your aerial adventures onÂ AvatarÂ Flight of PassageÂ and family-friendly voyages aboardÂ Na’vi River Journey, tuck inside the Quonset-hut structure called Satu’li Canteenâ€”long ago an RDA mess hall, now a peaceful dining facility adorned with Na’vi art and cultural items.
Owned and operated by Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE), Satu’li Canteen supplies travelers all the comforts of homeâ€”courtesy of a unique, fast-casual menu that’s been crafted from Pandora’s natural abundance.
Featuring international-inspired cuisine, vegetarian options and specialty libations, it’s the perfect place to refuel as you venture through theÂ Valley of Mo’ara.
Consider me intrigued! Now on to the other, and possibly more important of the two options, Pongu Pongu. Meaning Party, PartyÂ in the language of the Na’vi, this spot isÂ themed asÂ a local watering hole run by a “friendly expat”. It will be interesting to see in the coming days whether this is a limited walk up beverage stand, or a full themed bar with seating. Either way both my wife and I are excited to try it out.
Beverages from Beyond Our World
Quench your thirst the Pandoran way at an otherworldly pit-stop offering Na’vi-inspired refreshment.
Are your expeditions atÂ Avatar Flight of PassageÂ andÂ Na’vi River JourneyÂ leaving you parched? Hike to the corner ofÂ WindtradersÂ where you’ll find Pongu Ponguâ€”when you spot a friendly expat serving out-of-this-world drinks, you’ve come to the right place.
Meaning â€œParty Partyâ€ in the language of the Na’vi, Pongu Pongu welcomes weary travelers to try our bioluminescent frozen cocktail, indigenous beersâ€”or even a sweet snack you won’t find elsewhere!
With just over two months until opening day, and previews undoubtedly on the way, we’ll be finding out more details on Pandora â€“ The World of Avatar! in the coming days and weeks.Â It’s sure toÂ be an early hit amongst park goers (which of course means long lines), butÂ from what we’ve seen so far, Pandora â€“ The World of Avatar! will be worth the wait.
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