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Pandora – The World of Avatar | Walt Disney World® Resort Review

I was finally able to see Pandora after waiting almost a year to see this new area. I loved the beautiful colors of the plants and the area itself was gorgeous. The line for The Avatar Flight of Passage was over 340 minutes along with the Na’vi River Journey being at 85 minutes.  The Avatar Flight of Passage was a great ride. I really felt as though I was flying on a Banshee. During the Na’vi River Journey, I wanted to touch one of the spinning yellow flowers they were just too far away. The Na’vi River Journey in Pandora was so short! I was just enjoying it and it was over! Maybe it is only 1 or 2 minutes, I will have to ask about that.

The area of Pandora is very small for so many people. I have not heard of it being expanded. There is one set of bathrooms and one restaurant and of course a gift shop. The gift shop had a futuristic place where you could make your own Avatar Doll, and buy a Banshee. Next trip I would love an Avatar Doll, so cool!


At night the Pandora area was lit up and very pretty just like the movie. My expectations were to be walking “through” the movie and they were not met due to the area being so small. Compared to Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, where it really feels like you are walking “through” the movie series. In my opinion, Universal Orlando has the better areas set up and Disney might have dropped the ball on Pandora unless it expands. Also, no one can ride The Avatar Flight of Passage at Pandora without waiting 4 hours in line? There are never any Fasspass+ left for the ride. To sum it all up Pandora has pros and cons just like any other Theme Park area but, we waited eight years for it. What do you think about Pandora? Leave your comments above.

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The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village


I love staying at, The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is a luxurious resort with many amenities and activities. These are listed below:

  • Beach and Shuttle
  • Boating Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Charter Fishing
  • Concierge
  • Events
  • Fax Services
  • Gift Shops & Restaurants
  • Grilling
  • Groups and Meetings
  • Indoor & outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Hot tubs
  • Water-sports
  • Weddings & Special Events

This resort is one of the nicest I have ever stayed at. I loved it and hoped to visit soon with my family! Below are some pictures of the units, pool, BBQ grills, the private beach and the complimentary shuttle which goes from the resort to the beach every few minutes. The units are beautiful and very detailed to the art on the wall. They also include a stacked washer and dryer which is so nice to have on vacation. There were two twin beds in the third bedroom. HarborWalk Village has many shops and activities and is located just below the resort on the property; it also has many events hosted there. It is on the waterfront and is on the historic Destin Harbor. You will love staying here on your next vacation!


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Below are pictures of the second bedroom, dinning room, kitchen and living room.


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Below are pictures of the BBQ grills, private beach with chairs and umbrella’s, the complimentary shuttle boat, the outdoor pool and also, HarborWalk Village. Emerald Coasting at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village can be so much fun!

For reservations call: 1-800-676-0091 For more information visit www.EmeraldGrande.com on the web.


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Capone’s Dinner Show A Big Bang For Your Buck


Capone’s Dinner Show is a big bang for your buck! It is located in Kissimmee, Florida. If you are looking for something different this is it! It is a gangster themed dinner show. It is a blast from the past! While you are there keep your eye out for the all notorious gangster Al Capone on the stage! This hysterical show is a combination of laughs, gangster action, singing, dancing, and audience interaction. It is fun for the whole family!


Your adventure begins in a turn­ of the century ice cream parlor where your party will knock three times, say a secret password and enter Gangland Chicago 1931… I will not tell the password! The joint’s crawling with coppers on account they are serving illegal bootleg alcohol… you see prohibition hasn’t quite been repealed yet. But don’t yous fear – the “family” is keeping an eye out for the coppers. Miss Jewel, Al’s gal, is your hostess and M.C. for the festivities. She sure is talented and beautiful. Miss Bunny­June is their very own ditzy blonde and head­dancing girl. Fingers Salvatorio is the goofiest mobster you’ll ever want to meet. A colorful cast of crazies at Capone’s dinner theatre guarantees a great time. Handsome mobsters and gorgeous dames shine in this unforgettable production with nonstop surprises, a gangster shootout (with a chance to win prizes) and a hilarious ending sure to knock your socks off. It’s hard to find something that everyone can all enjoy with a wide age spread (6 to 63). Capone’s Dinner and Show truly is fun for everyone from 2 to 92!

They have changed the buffet and have Italian and American favorites in addition to a meat carving station. At the meat carving station, you will enjoy steak, stuffed pork tenderloin and, moist turkey breast It also includes a salad bar. The food is phenomenal!


Also included with your meal are unlimited drinks. Your choice of Bud Light Draft, 3 wine selections, 3 cocktail choices, and lots of non-alcoholic drinks to choose from. Usually, at a dinner show cocktails are not included but here 3 specific ones are. The others are extra.


Capone’s Dinner Show is one of my favorites to see. Your family will be walking the walk, talking the talk, and humming the songs when the night is over. You really get so much with this dinner show! It is $35.46 for adults and children are $22.56 when purchased online. Children under 3 are FREE! If you are looking for a family fun night out give this show a try! My family and I just love it and have been to it several times.

For more information on Capone’s Dinner Show and reservations call: 1-800-220-8428 or visit AlCapones.com on the web.