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Old 09-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #151
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I was just there a few days ago and there are walls up and what may be some construction beginning. I could not get a good look at what was going on, and I don't know what those buildings were.
im assuming you saw the walls up behind tusker house where fotlk is going in preparation for avatar
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #152
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I still have hopes for Avatarland. I absolutely HATED the movie but Pandora was truly beautiful. I think it could be a lovely, sparkly place to wander through.
This is my opinion too. I love the concept of conservation the beauty of Pandora can offer this in a mythical, enjoyable way.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #153
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The area behind Asia has looked basically like that since the park was built. They seem to use it for storage and staging for other projects. There is nothing in the Google Maps that would lead me to believe they are going to build there any time soon.

All indications are that it is going in the CMM area.

There was a picture recently over at Orlando Theme Parks News showing a survey marker in the CMM area. Can't say for sure it is for Avatar, but it's an interesting sign.

Evidence of actual construction, no matter where they build it, will likely surface first as a permit to the South Florida Water Management District. This would proceed construction by at least a month or two.
Got it. Just believe that area looks out of place. Kind of like from the beginning they planned to do something with it but it never happened.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:31 AM   #154
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announced in 2011 and always stated construction would not begin until 2013....everything i ve read seems to have it complete by 2016/2017
Agree and that is what I have read all along but ut us mid-September 2013. Maybe they considered moving the Festival of the Lion King as part of the Construction. Otherwise they have a little over 3 months to begin or they are behind. To me this would not be a big deal except this park has needed an upgrade for years. EE was a great addition in mid 2000s but it really needs a couple more items.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #155
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Got it. Just believe that area looks out of place. Kind of like from the beginning they planned to do something with it but it never happened.
I have always speculated that they are holding on to that area for possible future animal attractions. It's more suited to this since it's a very large space and already close to the existing animal care facilities.
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I have always speculated that they are holding on to that area for possible future animal attractions. It's more suited to this since it's a very large space and already close to the existing animal care facilities.
Who knows with Convservation Station maybe a Farm Animal Trail or maybe a North America Wild animal trail. We do have bear (black and brown), Racoons, possums, Mountain Lions, Wolves etc.
They could actually even go another direction with a South of the Equator trail with South America and/or Australia Animals.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #157
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I still have hopes for Avatarland. I absolutely HATED the movie but Pandora was truly beautiful. I think it could be a lovely, sparkly place to wander through.
My thoughts as well... I didn't HATE the movie, though, I thought it was just OK. But I imagine Pandora as absolutely beautiful. I think they could make a beautiful, sparkly Pandora without it necessarily having to be Avatarland...
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The biggest problem I have it the theme. DAK is about animals and humans living together through culture and conservation. A movie about aliens doesn't really fit that

Having said that, I do trust Joe Rohde
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:18 AM   #159
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The biggest problem I have it the theme. DAK is about animals and humans living together through culture and conservation. A movie about aliens doesn't really fit that

Having said that, I do trust Joe Rohde
Dances With Aliens was all about animals and humans living together through culture and conservation. In that regard it was a perfect fit.
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Having said that, I do trust Joe Rohde
For god sakes...why?!?

He's one of the worst things ever to happen to Disney...and a major blow to Animal Kingdom - my opinion.
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The biggest problem I have it the theme. DAK is about animals and humans living together through culture and conservation. A movie about aliens doesn't really fit that

Having said that, I do trust Joe Rohde
You must have watched a different movie, because the Avatar I watched was all about living in harmony with nature and protecting the natural world.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:31 PM   #162
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You must have watched a different movie, because the Avatar I watched was all about living in harmony with nature and protecting the natural world.
Wasn't it about how evil the military is?
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i haven't seen any maps but i was bored and just looked, and this is the space the PP is talking about on the last page:



where the ??? are in the upper right corner. it seems to me if that is space they can do something with, why not have avatarland there and keep CMM where it is? i wouldn't think they're planning on adding any more animals, not since avatarland has been officially announced.

just wondering, please correct me if i'm off
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... why not have avatarland there and keep CMM where it is? i wouldn't think they're planning on adding any more animals, not since avatarland has been officially announced.

just wondering, please correct me if i'm off
They are adding a night time safari along with other night time activities. At the beginning a night time safari failed due to the lack of animal viewing. What if they just made another area with nocturnal animals for a separate after dark safari? Or possibly a combination of the original and an additional section for after dark. If a whole new one was created, that spot in the upper right would be perfect.
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i haven't seen any maps but i was bored and just looked, and this is the space the PP is talking about on the last page:



where the ??? are in the upper right corner. it seems to me if that is space they can do something with, why not have avatarland there and keep CMM where it is? i wouldn't think they're planning on adding any more animals, not since avatarland has been officially announced.

just wondering, please correct me if i'm off
I have always speculated that they are reserving that area in case they do want to add more animal attractions in the future. The area is very large, several times larger then Avatarland will need, and is already close to all the animal care facilities.
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