Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! It’s been a busy few weeks for us here with both Pandora previewing and Volcano Bay opening at Universal, so this week, we have a short update showcasing the land of Pandora at night. I spent opening night, May 27th in the park until almost 2am to capture these shots. I hope you all enjoy!

Pandora is VERY dark in the evenings.
There’s a lot of photographic wizardry to make a shot like this show up in low light.
Many of the settings on my camera were pushed farther than normal nighttime shooting.

Tons of great little details.

There are lots of pretty lights to place in the background of your photos.

The valley is where the Flight of Passage queue begins.
Look at that ground! Curious to see how it holds up over time.
The large entrance to the Flight of Passage attraction.

On a clear night, as dark as the area is, you can get lots of stars in the photos.

My favorite one of the bunch.


Definitely bring a tripod if you plan on taking photos of this area at night, you’ll definitely need it.

More news from Walt Disney World

Stitch is ready to escape again! The Magic Kingdom has reopened Stitch’s Great Escape for the Summer Season. Also a special meet & greet with Stitch will be held near The Carousel of Progress.

If you haven’t had a chance recently to visit D-Living at Disney Springs, they recently reopened with a new summertime/outdoor theme. It will feature all the essentials needed for that fun Pool Party, Patio BBQ or last minute Summer adventure.

Disney’s Yacht Club resort recently added a new experience. Specialty cruises can be scheduled to take a hour long pontoon boat journey around Crescent Lake and the World Showcase Lagoon. Snacks and soft drinks will be available and Private dining can be added to create a magical lunch experience. “Day Cruise Around the World” is $149 (excluding tax and gratuity) and can accommodate up to 10 guests.

That’s it for this week! What do you think of the land at night? Was it what you thought it would be, or different? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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