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PeterPan09 09-20-2011 01:55 PM

Avatar-land coming to DAK-just hit the Orlando Sentinel

kermit116 09-20-2011 02:00 PM

Bleh - not excited for this at all.

Dorisk3 09-20-2011 02:01 PM

While I'm happy Disney has finally announced something completely new for the AK, Avatar I thought was really overhyped and didn't really do it for me. I wish they went with a more traditional beastly kingdom.

mikelan6 09-20-2011 02:05 PM

I'd rather have a Titanic ride at the Magic Kingdom.

aggielawyer 09-20-2011 02:06 PM

Just saw the announcement and came over here to see what everyone was saying. I haven't seen Avatar--but this feels like a really bad attempt to do something like Harry Potter in WDW. I also wondered if this wasn't somehow related to the 'beastly kingdom' (is that right?) rumors that have been swirling for years. My initial impression says this will be a dud, but then Disney is pretty good at magic, so maybe they'll be able to make it work.

GoofyforDisney3 09-20-2011 02:07 PM

I think it is stupid. Never watched the movie, have no desire to watch the movie and have never met anyone that is such a big fan of the movie that this would be exciting.

WaltD4Me 09-20-2011 02:12 PM

Seriously? I thought the OP was kidding.

Avatar at Animal Kingdom???? Who thinks of this stuff? Avatar is no where near the property of Harry Potter and even if it was, it doesn't belong in AK. It's ridiculous.

kaligal 09-20-2011 02:13 PM

Is this a joke?

Off to TPAS.

Willow1213 09-20-2011 02:13 PM

I think it will fit well in Animal Kingdom, but I have no idea what they will do with it. I can imagine them making a very magical looking Pandora recreation, but as for rides / shows I'm stumped :confused3.

I have seen the movie, and I loved the graphics, etc, but I agree with others that there are not enough hardcore "fans" like there are for Harry Potter to make this work in my opinion.

Here is the link for the Disney Parks Blog announcement

k5jmh 09-20-2011 02:13 PM

Disney Parks blog has a post now about it.

woodleygrrl 09-20-2011 02:23 PM

I am just excited for anything NEW at WDW. I would love it if there were some new rides. There haven't been any in some time. I know about the Fantasy Land refurb, but this sounds a bit more adult.

Why all the haters?


k5jmh 09-20-2011 02:24 PM

I wonder if this is WDW's attempt to have fox refurbish another one of their buildings like they did in DHS with the American Idol Experience. With the AI contract near it's end, is this the next Fox franchise that will keep the seat in WDW?

ADP 09-20-2011 02:26 PM

I'm holding my judgement until I see what this means for the rest of DAK. How are they going to incorporate this into the park? Does this mean another land will be going away to make room for this or will they use new space? Will they be retheming existing attractions like at WWoHP? Will the land comprise of 1 attraction? Still a lot of questions. I'm always in favor of adding new ideas, but I want to see what sacrifcies will be made to get this into the park.

Oh! And ETA - If adding Avatar to DAK is in response to WWoHP at IOA I LOVE competition among the theme parks! :)

wdwscout 09-20-2011 02:27 PM

not excited...more perplexed. :confused:

SIMJUN 09-20-2011 02:29 PM

I think this is great.

The animals will fit right inw ioth the animals that never were theme.

The potential for rides is great.

Visually it could be beautiful.

If the imagineers can make that forest with the flowers opening etc.

I think this is a great move.

Don't forget that Cameron is working on a new Avatar type movie that I is underwater - think of that for the future too.

Good move Disney.

I think Walt would have been onboard with this one.

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