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

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  1. PeterPan09

    PeterPan09 <font color=royalblue>bury my iPod with me, on shu

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  3. kermit116

    kermit116 "Here you leave today and enter the world of yeste

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    Bleh - not excited for this at all.
     
  4. Dorisk3

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    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.
     
  5. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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

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    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.
     
  7. GoofyforDisney3

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    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.
     
  8. WaltD4Me

    WaltD4Me <font color=royalblue>PS...I tried asking for wate

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    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.
     
  9. kaligal

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    Is this a joke?

    Off to TPAS.
     
  10. Willow1213

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    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
    http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/09/avatar-coming-to-disney-parks/
     
  11. k5jmh

    k5jmh When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba...

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  12. woodleygrrl

    woodleygrrl Lawyer to the Stars

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    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?

    Jennifer
     
  13. k5jmh

    k5jmh When Yuba plays the Rumba on his Tuba...

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    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?
     
  14. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

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    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! :)
     
  15. wdwscout

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    not excited...more perplexed. :confused:
     
  16. SIMJUN

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    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.
     
  17. Halloweenqueen

    Halloweenqueen Whenever Candle Lights Flicker...

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    Avatar would make a good attraction, but not an entire section of AK. I enjoyed the movie, but I don't think it has the makings of a classic, like Indy or Star Wars.

    Avatar didn't sell anywhere near the merchandise of other Disney movie turned attractions.

    Looks like Disney is trying to bring in their own Harry Potter. Well Avatar is no Harry Potter.

    An Avatar attraction at DHS would have been a great idea. An Avatar land at AK makes absolutely no sense.

    They better not take away the Tree of Life and replace it with Hometree.
     
  18. jessrose18

    jessrose18 ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!!

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    yuck, seems too commercialized......... i dont want to see that avatar face on everything around animal kingdom, which has such beautiful REAL animals
     
  19. jeanigor

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    It perplexed me at first as well. But the underlying theme of the movie aligns itself well with that of the Animal Kingdom.

    As I watched it in the theatres, all I could think was: "Is the secondary title to this film Smurfs vs. Pocahontas"?

    It does deliver a set of mythical characters and beasts, perhaps not what most people are familiar with, which may be a huge downfall and oversight.
     
  20. ADP

    ADP <marquee><font color=red>I'm a huggin' fool</marqu

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    Hahaha...That is one of the first things I thought of when I absorbed this announcement.
     
  21. Cherinva

    Cherinva Co-Host of the Va. DIS Meet and avid pin collector

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    I liked the movie (even though I told myself I wouldn't)...depends on how it's done, it could fit...but maybe more at DHS instead of DAK..:confused3
     

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