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Avatar coming to WDW's Animal Kingdom.

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:43 pm

We have great news to share today. At a press conference happening right now at Walt Disney Imagineering, Bob Iger and Tom Staggs just announced a long-term creative partnership with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Disney Parks. And it’ll all begin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.


James and his producing partner Jon Landau and their team at Lightstorm Entertainment will serve as creative consultants on the project and will work side-by-side with our Walt Disney Imagineers as we dream up experiences that will take our guests deep into worlds of AVATAR like never before. There are also two sequels to the record setting first film in the works, which will offer more fascinating stories, characters and locations to explore in the AVATAR universe. Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is planned as the site of the first AVATAR-themed land with construction expected to begin by 2013.

We believe Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a great fit for this project because it was created to give guests the opportunity to experience the worlds of animals and nature – real and mythical – in new ways. Disney’s Animal Kingdom also celebrates adventure, living in harmony with nature and environmental stewardship – themes that are deeply rooted in the story of AVATAR.

The design phase on the Disney’s Animal Kingdom project has just begun so stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more details.

Got questions about the announcement? If so, Tom Staggs will be answering them in a special Q&A blog post later today. Just submit your name, city where you’re from and your question to questionsfortom@disney.com and then check the Disney Parks Blog later to see some of the answers.


Personally, I really don't like this idea at all. Main reason why I don't like this is it's a non-disney idea in a disney park. In a Disney park it should be just Disney, not Mostly Disney with a few tie-ins. None of Avatar has anything to do with aything in a Disney park.
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Re: Avatar coming to WDW's Animal Kingdom.

Postby Simba » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:18 pm

Update: James Cameron has recently revealed that "Avatar Land" will include a ride that simulates flight.  This is the first specific detail of the project that has been announced.
I also think this is a bad idea especially at a Disney Park!
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Re: Avatar coming to WDW's Animal Kingdom.

Postby Doomega » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:03 pm

I agree with Simba and Thekingin64 for two reasons, one consider the amount of special effects used CGI in the film and two I doubt they'll get all the mythical creatures because some of them have not been heard of and would not beable to make some of the creatures believable.
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Re: Avatar coming to WDW's Animal Kingdom.

Postby Kumali » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:07 pm

Due to the amount of CGI in the film, this is never going to work. Converting CGI to a real life model never fully works. Even Disney can't properly get it.
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Re: Avatar coming to WDW's Animal Kingdom.

Postby Naiwen » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:46 am

Plus, I don't want Avatar to "come to life".

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