Like all things at Disney World, and especially around Pandora – The World of Avatar, the Windtraders gift shop is highly themed and helps transport you to a different time and place.
You won’t find any Mickey Mouse plush here.
However, you will find an assortment of souvenirs such as t-shirts, coffee mugs, and toys. Everything is themed to Pandora.
In addition to typical souvenirs, there are two special merchandise items which are paired with unique experiences which seem to be hits.
Let’s take a look.
Adopt a Banshee
Banshees are big on Pandora. They star in the new E-ticket attraction Flight of Passage, and you can ‘adopt’ you own Banshee in Windtraders. The Banshees sit in a rookery. You get to select the color and then a Disney Cast Member will conduct a short ceremony that makes you the owner of the pet.
The toy itself is mechanical and is designed to sit on your shoulder. You will see lots of folks walking around Animal Kingdom with these colorful animals sitting on their shoulder. You can control the Banshee with a lack tube to make its head, and wings move.
Banshees cost about $50. You can purchase a perch for an extra $15.
The second special souvenir / experience is the Avatar Maker. You make an appointment, then sit in a chair while the Cast Member scans your face. Within a few hours you can pick up an Avatar figurine. The face will have a resemblance to yours.