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Old 08-11-2012, 01:36 AM   #121
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Woh! Alright, let's back up for a moment.

All Disney has officially said about Avatar-land (if that's what it even will be called?) is that it will come to DAK sometime soon with construction beginning in early 2013. That is all that has been said. Nothing more, nothing less.

The idea that Disney will use Camp Minnie-Mickey for this new land is all speculation. Although it seems that it is the only real logical place to put it, Disney has yet to comment on the exact location.

With that being considered, now we jump from speculating it's exact location to speculating (yes, everything is speculation at this point) what will close in that assumed location.

As stated by PPs, FOTLK is a huge draw to DAK and an unbelievably popular attraction. IF (big letters!) Disney chooses to use Camp Minnie-Mickey and relocate the show to Africa (that's the third rumor in all of this), they probably would construct the new theater and then close the existing one. This would allow for little or no downtime. This is just like Dumbo.

Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be able to rely on Disney for information and updates on this topic. Should be interesting, though!
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:16 AM   #122
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I hope they keep the FOTLK show. It is very well done. We still miss the Tarzan Rocks show. The only problem with that show is that the theatre was way too hot. We do not like the Nemo show---it is really boring.

When they first opened Animal Kingdom, they discussed having a Mythological land besides the one that currently exist. They were going to focus on animals like Unicorns, dragons, etc... Maybe Avatar Land is part of this approach. I don't know, but it could be interesting.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:35 AM   #123
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I'm guessing that if anyone could do an Avatar area, it would be Disney! The movie was "OK", but I was really impressed by some of the beautiful landscape settings that they had: like that glittery night forest. That being said, I'd hate to see FOTLK go away (even though I'd love to see something "new" within it).
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:53 AM   #124
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I'm going to chalk it up to rumor for now, make sure we see it at least once in October and hope they don't do away with a favorite of ours. So sad if they do.

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Old 08-11-2012, 07:04 AM   #125
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I highly doubt that FOTLK is closing for good . I think TS safe to guess that the show will move toAfrica and then they will build. There isn't a need to close anything. Disney has soo much land that we don't see.

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Old 08-11-2012, 07:27 AM   #126
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oh no, we're not going til June next year and it was my favourite show right from 1998 when we first saw it.

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Old 08-11-2012, 08:23 AM   #127
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I definitely think they are just relocating FOTLK to Africa (hopefully not to Nemo's spot!) to make room to incorporate Camp Minnie Mickey into the construction for Pandora. I personally am really excited to see what the Imagineering crew can do with the beautiful landscapes and creatures of Avatar. I liked the movie (didn't love it), but like pp said, they are not recreating the MOVIE, just the landscape. Yes, there will probably be a couple of attractions that align with the movie, but I think it will be more about the conservation and "love your planet" message than the actual storyline of Avatar. JMO.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:32 AM   #128
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My first trip is this month and this isdefinitly on our to do list!! It looks sooo good. seems like a shame to close this disney show, for a non disney movie to make its way in....
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #129
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Just looking at What Disney is capable of, when they put their minds to it, I can quite easily picture an area of AK that blends perfectly with the park's existing look/feel.... as we transition seemlessly from the jungle growth around the Tree of Life and Discover Island, into the jungles of Pandora. At night, the fiber optic and other lighting effects within this new Pandora section of the park would come to life creating an entirely new, different, and exciting atmosphere all around you..... And for the park as a whole, the addition would create an opportunity to provide more experiences which could make the park's later operation viable after the animal based attractions close.... as well as a perfect location for them to fill one of the expectations that many guests feel is lacking at AK... The 'Grand Finale' show to end the night which the other 3 parks have. The Animals living at the park mean that pyrotechnics cannot be used for a nightly fireworks show, But Pandora's existing look at night with the glowing lights thru everything, Would make the new Pandora section of AK the PERFECT location to finally bring us an East Coast version of the Worlds of Color show.

There is a TON of potential here if things are done right, and since it's unlikely that FoTLK will be closed permanently instead of relocated, I'm willing to deal with a bit of disappointment in it's potentially being down while relocated due to what I know could be coming in it's current location.

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Old 08-11-2012, 09:36 AM   #130
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Now I understand what that giraffe, during our Safari in June, meant when he whispered in my ear and I quote......."The Lion King cometh, The Lion King cometh!"

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We are not big fans of AK but the one thing we do here every trip is see FOTLK hope it's just a rumour
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #133
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I really hope this is just a rumour, this is my absolute favourite show!! Fingers crossed that it just gets moved

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Old 08-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #134
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That stinks. AK is our least favorite park and FOTLK is really the only reason we go there.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #135
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This would be the easiest show to relocate. All the set pieces are already mobile, the seats are 4 sets of bleachers and the building is very basic. Heck, they could dismantle the building and move it if they wanted.

If this is closed for any length of time, it has nothing to do with the inability to relocate in time for groundbreaking of Pandora.

4 sets of bleachers and a slab of concrete, and it could be an outdoor show.
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