In 2017, at a reported cost of $500 million, Disney made the odd choice of opening this elaborate 12-acre area, which not only contains zero animals but also isn’t even a Disney-created franchise. Whatever the logic, you can’t say it isn’t beautiful, and you should see it now before wear and tear sets in. A real-life evocation of the fantastical planet and tribal people from the 2009 film Avatar, Pandora is dominated by a vine-covered cascade of “floating mountains”—an impressive sight that’s hard to photograph but a delight to behold. To simply wander is to best experience it, taking in the sumptuous floral creations, listening to weird alien animal calls coming from the foliage, and appreciating what Imagineers are able to do with a proper budget. (Which, given the design thumping that Universal’s Harry Potter gave Disney, was perhaps half the point.) At night, vegetation and walkways illuminate with fluorescent light that Disney likes to call bioluminescent, and that spectacle necessitates a second visit after dark.

Set aside the veiled, uncomfortably Victorian tropes about the Noble Savage that Disney is evoking here and seek out a cast member dressed as a guide for Alpha Centaurai Exhibitions, the fictional tour company that purportedly brought you to Pandora. They can point out some of the hidden secrets of the land—such as secret pleasure points in the trees that, when rubbed by your hand, trigger a spasm of light somewhere else. There’s a tiered viewing terrace in the center to better enable your admiration.

There are two rides here, one intense (Avatar Flight of Passage) and one for grannies (Na'vi River Journey), but strangely, neither one has a real story structure. Like everything about this area, they exist purely to make you appreciate the godlike beauty of what Disney hath made. There’s also a popular counter-service restaurant, Satu’li Canteen, serving bizarre yet entirely palatable interplanetary cuisine. The must-get souvenir, sold for $50 at the Rookery shop after Flight of Passage: little banshee puppets that sit on your shoulder.