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View Poll Results: If it was your choice, what would you do in the area designated for Avatar?
Love the Avatar Concept! Pure Disney Genius! 41 16.33%
Scrap Avatar! Give me the Australian Outback instead. 130 51.79%
Like the idea of something new, but, neither Avatar or Australia are doing it for me. 68 27.09%
The area is lovely now - just leave it as is! 12 4.78%
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #31
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I have to say my biggest problem with Avatar land is it's NOT Disney! For some reason that REALLY bugs me! Also, we love the fact that AK isn't about big rides - it's about animals. I was very impressed at how healthy the animals looked and how the park was set up! It's a nice break for us because we aren't rushing from ride to ride. I like the Australia idea, or what about, if they are intent on more e-rides, some disney themed ones? Like Lion King or Jungle Book or even a Bambi ride for kids? I mean, there are plenty of animal movies that would have great potential - stick with Disney!

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:48 AM   #32
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I have to say my biggest problem with Avatar land is it's NOT Disney! For some reason that REALLY bugs me!
So um, neither is most of DHS honestly, Indy, Star Wars (until very recently), most of the films in the Great Movie Ride, the Twilight Zone...and on and on.

Having said that, I still don't like the idea of Avatar.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:53 AM   #33
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I don't really mind avatar land, I'd be ok with the outback or south America or Antarctica...the big thing is that they simply need more to do in the park. Everytime I walk through it, I am just amazed at how many shops they have vs. restaurants and rides. It's like a big mall with an animal theme. With young children, the only things we can do in this park are the boneyard, the safari, a bugs life and the Nemo/LK shows. That's just not enough to justify spending more than a morning here.

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1) put in 3 more ts restaurants, give families a reason to stay through lunch and into dinner time.
2) put in dark rides based around Tarzan, Pocahontas, jungle Book, etc... A 3D motion ride to emulate Tarzan going through the trees, a flume log ride for Pocahontas and anything for jungle book.
3) build pride rock somewhere in Africa and put the FLK show inside it.
4) turn camp Minnie-Mickey into the 100 acre wood and have it be an entire pooh based kids area. The parks are lacking for toddler area, if done right, this could rival fantasyland for a destination for families with kids under five.
5) shut down the safari and the trails as normal, but keep the park open until 8 or 9 with the rides still active,
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No it doesnt. People dont even know what's going there and thy dont like it. The few protesters are always the loudest. 99% of the people dont care whats going on as long as its fun
~Thank you, twebber55! Gosh, your posts are so perfect & concise. I have to write a few paragraphs just to convey the same message! Anyway, I can't wait for Disney or whoever to release more details on Avatarland!!!

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Yeah, nothing stereotypical about the operahouse, lol. Its like the only manmade monument that anyone outside of Australia knows about.

The funny part about watching the series "Lost" is seeing every australian scene having the operahouse SOMEWHERE in the background, in case anyone confused it for another country.
~Hmm... I really tried to get into Lost, but I couldn't get through one episode! I heard it's one of those series that you can't jump into, you have to catch it from the beginning.

~I guess you're right about the opera house being stereotypical, too. I didn't think of it in that way, because it's just so gorg, but I digress! I just want to hear more exciting news about Avatarland!!!
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I think the whole Avatar thing is a little late to the game, first of all, and what does it have to do with anything??? Seems ill fitting. I never thought of having the Outback in AK but how awesome would that be??
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So um, neither is most of DHS honestly, Indy, Star Wars (until very recently), most of the films in the Great Movie Ride, the Twilight Zone...and on and on.

Having said that, I still don't like the idea of Avatar.
True but none of those have an entire land dedicated to them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:07 AM   #37
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I would close it down and use the land for a better idea. Maybe try to save Expedition Everest, the only thing in that park that is worth anything.
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True but none of those have an entire land dedicated to them.
yeah, sadly

I love the Indy land at Tokyo DisneySea, although there's only really 2 attractions
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There's enough space at AK to do either of these:

They have bankroll to do Lord of the Rings justice as to size/scope. If it ever comes to fruition it's likely go to Universal, the heirs to the estate are firm in their ideas from what i've read ala JPRowling.

Often wondered why Disney didn't come up with their own version of Discovery Cove, a park within a park with separate admission, but with more adventurous physical activities geared to older guests.
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Often wondered why Disney didn't come up with their own version of Discovery Cove, a park within a park with separate admission, but with more adventurous physical activities geared to older guests.
It was in the works, but was canned...we got the jungle trek experience instead.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:17 PM   #41
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I have trouble understanding why people think AK isn't complete. Of course there's room for more, but we can easily fill a whole day there. We adore animals and really take our time on the trails and in the aviaries, plus we like all the shows. We're not thrill ride people, so Everest and that evil wild mouse over in Dinoland aren't part of our plan. We love the shady paths, the relatively untamed beauty, the details on the buildings and other artifacts, plus the opportunity to see the animals in natural surroundings in addition to the attractions.

I see people who trudge through Pangani rapidly, looking straight ahead, paying no attention to the wildlife, exotic construction, and beautiful plants around them, searching for the next "ride". Clearly, AK is not the park for them.
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It was in the works, but was canned...we got the jungle trek experience instead.
disney is big on recycling ideas, maybe it'll crop up in the future, so much land @ AK to develop
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I don't honestly care what they build...it could be avatar, australia, some kinda make believe land, or seamonkeys on the moon...

Just finish the damn park.
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Oh, I think Australia could get people in just fine. The key of course is what is built. Avatar may sound sexier because we think of a special effects laden film whose strength was it's striking visuals.

But an Australia done on the right scale, complete with an E-ticket and a supporting attraction or two to go along with the well-done animal exhibits could do very well I think..
Crocodile Falls log flume, Crush coaster, Euclayptus Walk-thru with koalas and nice sit-down seafood place
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Crocodile Falls log flume, Crush coaster, Euclayptus Walk-thru with koalas and nice sit-down seafood place.
Koalas and kangaroos and wallabies! And move the finding Nemo show to this section of the park!
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