‘Connect to Protect’ Introduces a New Interactive Way to Protect Animals on Earth and Explore Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Claire Martin

As the May 27 opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar draws closer, we are excited today to share a new interactive way to explore the immersive new land of Pandora and support conservation efforts on Earth. Connect to Protect is a new mobile adventure that invites guests to participate in conservation ‘missions’ while exploring the incredible Valley of Mo’ara and helping protect the habits of at-risk animals here on Earth.

Upon entering the land, guests using the My Disney Experience app will be invited to chat with one of the moon’s ecological specialists, Fitsimti “Fits” Buckley. Fits will guide you around Pandora, showing off some of the more exotic elements of the environment and sharing important messages about conservation along the way that can be applied both on Pandora and here on Earth.

After completing one or more missions, you will unlock a $10 contribution from Disney Parks, through the Disney Conservation Fund, or a $5 contribution just for discussing conservation. You will then get to choose how that contribution will help protect or restore habitats important to one of 10 threatened categories of animals: apes, elephants, butterflies, coral reefs, cranes, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks & rays, and tigers.

Be sure to strike up a conversation with Fits this summer during your visit to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, to protect some special habitats and species right here on Earth!

The Main Street Mouse