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Updated: 06/17/2017 11:48:05AM

Disney’s Avatar vehicle is unique

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SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Riders on Avatar Flight of Passage enter this ride module from the back, pressing the front of their legs as far forward as possible and stomach against the front of the module. Once everyone is seated on his own module, the back brace rises up and presses against the rider's back, lest one fall from the banshee while in flight. The module is designed so that riders feel the banshee's heartbeat and breathing.

SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
Riders on Avatar Flight of Passage enter this ride module from the back, pressing the front of their legs as far forward as possible and stomach against the front of the module. Once everyone is seated on his own module, the back brace rises up and presses against the rider's back, lest one fall from the banshee while in flight. The module is designed so that riders feel the banshee's heartbeat and breathing.

SUN PHOTO BY KIM COOL
This photo shows the front and side of the ride vehicle for Avatar Flight of Passage, which is newly opened at Animal Kingdom’s Pandora World of Avatar. These modules are placed 12 abreast for riders on the new attraction. Note the handlebars on the front of the vehicle. Riders must be at least 48 inches tall.

By KIM COOL

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In Saturday’s article on the new World of Pandora in Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World, there was not enough space to show the ride vehicle for Avatar Flight of Passage.

While I have not been to as many theme parks as my friend Paul Rubin who writes for Coaster magazine, I have never seen a ride “vehicle” such as the one used on Avatar Flight of Passage.

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