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This Special Experience has now returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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This Special Experience has now returned to Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Want to step into the magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom? You will not want to miss this special experience that has now returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Check out the full details.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is my second favorite park. I (Donna) absolutely love the Land of Pandora and the clever theming as you travel through Africa and Asia.

Entertainment and characters returned in a big way this summer. Guests can once again meet their favorite characters, enjoy amazing shows, and enjoy unique theming throughout the park. Recently, we announced a great new experience coming to Dinoland. Be sure to check this out HERE.

Special Experience Returns

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In the pre-show for Flight of Passage, guests are scanned and linked with their own personal avatar. When they enter the “Link Chamber” they connect to their avatar and are then able to fly on the back of their banshee.

At the Land of Pandora, guests truly feel immersed in the land. The primary shop at the Land of Pandora is Windtraders. This shop is conveniently located at the exit of Flight of Passage and next to the delicious dining hall Satu’li Canteen.

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When it first opened, Windtraders offered a unique experience at the ACE Avatar Maker. An Alpha Centauri Expedition Scan Technician uses a facial capture scanner to enter the full can into the Hybrid Digitizing System. Guests can then choose 1 of 4 body types to choose from. Both youth and adult body types are available.

From here, a personal unique avatar is formed. This is an amazing souvenir but comes with a hefty price tag of $79.99. This experience opened in 2017 but closed in 2020 when the parks closed due to the pandemic. In 2021, a Cast Member shared that this was a third party supplier and they were delaying the return due to social distancing concerns.

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While this interactive experience was closed, guests could purchase pre-made Avatar dolls. This is still a great souvenir, but not quite the interactive experience that many hoped for.

Guests can once again create their personal Avatar doll at Windtraders for the price of $79.99.

Now ACE Avatar Maker experience has returned to the delight of guests after more than a two-year closure. Guests do not need a reservation for this experience but be mindful that it can take 30 minutes for the custom avatar to be completed.

Have you participated in the ACE Avatar experience before? What was your experience? Do you hope to enjoy this during your next trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.

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