Matt was very helpful and responsive, will definitely get you to quote for future trips.
Damien always does us proud
Reid was extremely helpful and kept us updated from booking to take off .. highly recommended.
Everything went smoothly with no problems. Car hire with Alamo was very easy with no problems. Would certainly use you again.
I had a brilliant service from start to finish. We definitely recommend you.
As always first class service. Thank you Rupert. Think next time I will pay for seats as sat apart.
Excellent holiday from booking with Barry to the flights, villa and car. Couldn’t fault anything. Thank you for helping us have the holiday of a lifetime
Many thanks to Lucas, he always delivers
Second time of using DialAFlight and both times have been impressed with the patience and knowledge. Always kept up to date
Katherine our travel manager was excellent. I had lots of questions, she was very patient and knowledgeable.
Daniel has once again been outstanding.
Jerry was amazing! He went over and above to arrange everything for our holiday.
Another great trip arranged by Lee and his team
As always excellent services and communication.
Sarah and the team were absolutely brilliant. I can't thank them enough for the excellent service
I received excellent service from Harrison who could not have been more helpful from the very start of my enquiry to the final details - even a phone call 1 or 2 days before we actually flew out. I have dealt with many travel agents in the past and the service from Harrison has been superior
The third time we have used DialAFlight and definitely not the last. Calvin and the team have excelled once again
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dale who offered a first class service. I have never used you before but you will now be my first choice and I will be telling everyone to use you.
Harry was brilliant - he understood what we wanted and when better flights became available to suit our wish list he got back in touch and everything was sorted. Great car hire too. We’ll be back to book with you again.
Would like to say again that Barry who dealt with us couldn't have done any more. A true pro at his job. Nothing was too much for him. Such an asset to your company.
Would recommend you to anyone. You gave us the best price we could find. Loved the extra touch of calling a couple of days before we flew to wish us a happy holiday and check if we needed anything.
Excellent service from Michelle
Good advice at booking and excellent communication throughout.
Accommodation was fantastic, flights were hassle-free and the car rental was quick and easy. Would highly recommend booking through DialAFlight to friends and family!
Frank was very helpful. He explained everything to us before we left. Holiday was great and as promised!
Fantastic customer service from Kathryn throughout, would definitely use again
Donovan was absolutely amazing. I've used DialAFlight before and would always go back!
Excellent customer service throughout
Stephen was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely book with DialAFlight again in the future.
Some of this flight might be intense, but trust your guide and be brave.' The words of warning came from Dr Jackie Ogden as our group gathered in the Link Chamber of the Pandora Conservation Initiative. We had already been through the Genetic Matching Room and been decontaminated for micro-parasites, and were being given the final sequence of instructions before being let loose on the alien planet.
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS
With the final motivational message of 'Rise to the challenge!' we were swooping off across the otherworldly terrain and lush foliage of Pandora on the back of a Mountain Banshee, the gigantic dragon-like beast from Alpha Centauri that eats people for breakfast.
Fortunately - or unfortunately, depending on your level of bravery - all this excitement was purely man-made. Or, we should say more accurately, Disneymade. Because we were in the Animal Kingdom theme park in the heart of Walt Disney World, Orlando.
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
Pandora: The World Of Avatar is the latest attraction built by the House of Mouse - with the help of film-maker James Cameron - in its vast Florida resort. It has taken seven years to complete.
While some Disney die-hards doubted the wisdom of such an obvious film franchise being successfully shoe-horned into this most naturalistic of parks, the end result is a 12-acre immersive environment that is so packed with features and special effects it would take a small book rather than one article to list them all.
It starts with the Floating Mountains that seemingly hover over the area - gigantic, 156ft-tall rockworks that are complete creatures and waterfalls – and continues through a junglelike panorama of immense complexity, studded with the bioluminescent plants from the 2009 movie that are all recreated in amazingly painstaking detail. They include some examples that react to touch and movement using specially developed sensors.
Cleverly hidden among the alien terrain - which mixes artificial plants with real ones from Hawaii and Africa - are two contrasting rides that take the story of Avatar into the future, 100 years after the war between Earth's Resource Development Administration and the indigenous Na'vi people.
RIDE OF YOUR LIFE
The Na'vi River Journey is a meandering boat ride through the Pandoran jungle, usingwith vegetation, a mix of animatronics and screen projections to create a stunningly realistic series of encounters with the flora, fauna and people. It takes an ecofriendly approach, highlighting conservation principles and real-world issues such as habitat destruction.
After this the action intensifies - Avatar Flight Of Passage kicks things up several notches with the aforementioned simulator ride in the company of Dr Ogden. Sitting astride a kind of stationary bike (and equipped with 3-D glasses), riders seemingly dive, twist and turn in through a long whirl over Pandora, taking in the sights and sounds that made the film such a visual extravaganza.
There also ought to be a special award for the Blueberry Cream Cheese Mousse with its neon blue a there is such a thing as alien looking food, this is it.
Even James Cameron was apparently initially surprised at the huge scale of Disney's plans when they approached him with the idea of Avatar Lane. He said: 'I thought we were going to be talking about creating an attraction. Disney’s vision when they came to me was to create a land.'
ART & ENGINEERING
It has been reported that the area cost up to 500-million dollars to complete. It features music composed by the late James Horner and Simon Franglen, based on the original score from Avatar.
The final word, though, deserves to come from Disney's Zsolt Hormay: 'We had to use a lot of experts to help us with the technology. It needed a lot of different skills. It melds art and engineering. It is like finishing a painting, only in three dimensions - and with a lot of engineering.'