2019 marks the 10th anniversary of James Cameron’s Avatar and the Walt Disney World Resort has cooked up a sweet way to celebrate. In honor of the film, Pandora World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has already dropped new commemorative merchandise collections, and the latest addition to the anniversary lineup comes just in time to satisfy your sweet tooth with a new cupcake!
The 10th-anniversary cupcake captures the mystique of one of the most immersive lands at Walt Disney World with bioluminescent-inspired bright blue frosting (blueberry buttercream) designed atop vanilla cake with blueberry cheesecake filling. This festive treat will be available from December 17 to 19 from Pongu Pongu, the snack kiosk located just outside of Satu’li Canteen. If you’ll happen to be in Disney parks this week, stop by to celebrate the film’s anniversary with this sweet treat (and grab a Night Blossom for us!).
Along with this new cupcake, select merchandise locations around Disney’s Animal Kingdom are offering specialty merchandise for the occasion. Guests shopping at Windtraders on Pandora: World of Avatar and Island Mercantile on Discovery Island will find new pieces in celebration of the film’s 2009 release including adult t-shirts, stainless steel water bottles, and special edition lithograph. While spending time on Pandora, guests also have the chance to take on new aspects of Na’vi culture with specialty face painting designs. The new looks offered at Colors of Mo’ara have optional add-ons like a Na’vi headband and tail combo and offer a fun way to dress up unique to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Can’t make it to Walt Disney World to celebrate? You can join fellow Avatar fans from wherever you’re celebrating by joining the conversation on Twitter. On the date of the film’s original release, December 18, be sure you’re following @officialavatar and join the fun by tweeting with #Avatar10YearAnniversary. And don’t forget you can always celebrate by streaming Avatar on Disney+!
If all this talk about visiting the newest land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has you ready to book your next Disney trip, get in touch with our preferred Disney vacation specialists at Academy Travel. They’re here to help plan everything from accommodations and dining reservations, and they can ensure your trip includes time for stops at Windtraders, a new Na’vi inspired makeup session, and of course cupcake tasting! Click here for a free, no-obligation quote and start planning your excursion to the Valley of Mo’ara today.