Our resident Disney expert, Todd Martens, receives training for banshee adoption, inside Pandora – The World of Avatar, the new ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
In James Cameron's 2009 film "Avatar," the blue-skinned Na'Vi bond with giant winged creatures called banshees in a duel to the near-death. At Disney's new Pandora — The World of Avatar, situated inside Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., the banshees are far cuter and much less violent.
In fact, when the park opens May 27, guests will be able to take home a mini robotic banshee for $49.95. Inside Windtraders, Pandora's store for all things "Avatar"-related, guests are matched with a colorful banshee that will rest on one's shoulder. Mine was pink and menacingly cute rather than vicious.
A leash, or, controller, if you prefer, will wrap around one's waist, allowing the wearer to order the banshee to flap its wings, open its mouth and even let out a mini howl.