Leaked Plans for AVATAR at AK available online

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  1. mousermerf

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    The plans for the two AVATAR attractions coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom are now making the rounds on the internet for your viewing pleasure.

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  3. DRDISNEYMD

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    ~Yay! Thanks for the update! Now, I have to actually read the link, lol. :goodvibes

    ~Um, that is NOT what I expected, lol. I can only make out stairs and doors and a maze maybe?! I don't care, at least we know something is underway! This AVATAR thing needs to be fabulous, because Universal is not holding back on Phase II! :goodvibes
     
  4. mousermerf

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    Looks like a 4-theater Soarin' type attraction for the main show and then there's a boat ride that crosses through the building (and isnt fully shown) at one of the lower levels of the building.
     
  5. mousermerf

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    Also - the boat ride is labeled as a "C-ticket"
     
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    Production on Avatarland has come to a halt.
     
  7. mousermerf

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    Reportedly James Cameron signed off on these two attractions very recently.
     
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    ~You're right! I can see it now! My guess is that we'll take a flight of adventure on one of those flying Avatar dragon or dinosaur things, though the "World of Pandora." :goodvibes

    ~You're right, again! It is a boat ride! And, thank you for pointing out the "C-ticket" label! My guess is this will be a gentle boat ride (with a few splashes), with emphasis placed on scenes from the upcoming Avatar sequel, which is supposed to be based on a beautiful underwater sea expedition! :goodvibes

    ~Everything appears to be *AWESOME* so far! But, I am still holding out for a coaster of some kind and then Avatarland will have a complete trifecta! :goodvibes

    ~I totally believe you, this sounds very accurate! Also, Meg Crofton alluded that the AVATAR section of Animal Kindgom was approaching its final planning stages just a couple weeks ago! :goodvibes

    ~Kudos to you, mousermerf! This is *HUGE* news, hopefully all of those dumb rumors will end!!! :goodvibes
     
  9. Minerva Mouse

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    If your right, I could live with that. All this avatar talk had me wondering how does this work in Animal Kingdom? But this, this works. I don't think this would deflect to much from the rest of the park and I would enjoy a new soarin type attraction. And who doesn't love the water rides. :thumbsup2
     
  10. Tonka's Skipper

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    I would not put to much faith is these plans, as the whole project is on hold. There is big creative differences and budget differences between Cameroon and Disney. Camrron wants a $5000 mil budget and Disney is at $375 mil.

    These are likey early proposed plans, but not anything definite!

    this was annouced by both parties a few months ago.

    AKK
     
  11. mousermerf

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    Some have suggested the whole point of this "leak" is to get the project un-held.
     
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    Looks pretty good!
     
  13. Cendrillon92

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    Link is broken or not working for me. :confused3
     
  14. mousermerf

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    Servers are having issues with the load it seems.. The frontpage seems to be loading more regularly: link.
     
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    I will believe Avatarland will happen when they start construction. Until then, I can remain hopeful it won't. :)
     
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    So few on the boards are amped for the possibility of these new attractions. I am pumped for this, and I hope it happens too!! Looks cool so far
     
  17. Arsenal1982

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    AK needs another big draw. Not sure why you'd be against it. Even if you hated the movie, I don't see how you could be against something that will loosen up wait times at the other attractions that you could go to, if you wanted to skip Avatar.
     
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    I also saw this on wdwmagic.com this morning ~ Looks like it's back on to me!

    "Environment and rockwork specialist Zsolt Hormay recruited back to Imagineering to produce AVATARland exterior environments Oct 25, 2012 | 10:10am EDT
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    Walt Disney Imagineering has recruited back to the company legendary rockwork and environment specialist Zsolt Hormay to produce the exterior environments for the upcoming AVATARland at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    Zsolt has been involved in Disney's most elaborate and spectacular exteriors in the past 20 years, including Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea, the Tree of Life at Disneys Animal Kingdom, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris.

    Zsolt Hormay will be working under Joe Rohde, the creative lead on the AVATAR project."
     
  19. TeamBlack

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    I remember a few months ago, their were pictures from California of a mock-up of a flying avatar dragon thing made from an ultra-light aircraft. A rough prototype thingy. Instead of a water boat ride, it might be a flying boat ride on an elevated track?
     
  20. Reddog1134

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    Also, one of the respected insiders over there reported that Disney and Cameron have reached an agreement.
     
  21. DanBoris

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    Just before these plans hit the internet yesterday there were some posts over at the WDWMagic boards from people who are usually pretty reliable with inside information saying that the Cameron and Disney had come to an agreeement on the scope and budget of the project.
     

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