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[24 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Hosts Dedication of Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora – The World of Avatar officially opens Saturday, May 27, and earlier today Disney held an official dedication for the new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney CEO and Chariman Bob Iger led the dedication ceremony which included appearances from Disney Imagineer Joe Rhode and Avatar‘s director James Cameron.
Fans could watch a live stream of the dedication ceremony – which also included a Na’vi themed drum circle – on the Disney Parks Blog.
If you missed the live-stream of the dedication you can watch it here.
Pandora – The World of Avatar …

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[28 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
More Details about Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you happened to watch the Academy Awards on Sunday night – and didn’t grab a snack during the commercial breaks – you might have seen a new ad for Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The ad featured a voice-over and appearance by Avatar director James Cameron.
The television spot also gave guests a bit of insight into the new attraction, Avatar Flight of Passage, where guests will have a chance to see what it is like to soar through the air on a Banshee.
Pandora – The …

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[14 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on New Details for Avatar-Inspired Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Announced at D23 Expo Japan | ]

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[26 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rumor: Plans for New ‘Avatarland’ Reportedly Leaked

With the bulk of the work on New Fantasyland nearing completion (and what is not completed is well known), the attention on development at Walt Disney World is shifting back to Animal Kingdom and the plans for a new land based upon James Cameron’s film, Avatar.
Earlier this week, Stitch Kingdom published photos of what appear to be blueprints of  an enormous building housing two attractions.  Because of the Avatar announcement, logic would dictate that the attractions are connected with that project.  The first attraction seems to be a theatre-based attraction, …

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[19 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Avatar Land Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2015

Despite internet speculation that Avatar Land is in trouble, Disney CEO Bob Iger says the project is still very much underway – and can be expected to open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park sometime in 2015.
During Disney’s annual shareholder meeting last week, Iger announced the estimated target date during an question and answer session, but few details have been released about this 500 million dollar project. However, we do know that Avatar Land will be one of several themed after the film that will be built at many of …

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[13 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
James Cameron Visits the Disneyland Resort for Avatar Land Inspiration

We let you know a few weeks ago that James Cameron was spotted at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Park to get inspiration for the park’s upcoming addition, a themed land based on the film Avatar. Now, Cameron, along with his Lightstorm Entertainment production partner Jon Landau, have taken their Disney park exploring to the West Coast.
On Friday, Cameron and Landau took a tour of the Cars Land expansion site at Disney California Adventure, along with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Tom Staggs and a team of Walt Disney …

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[22 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
James Cameron Explores Disney’s Animal Kingdom for Upcoming Avatar-Themed Land

We let you know a few weeks ago about the brand-new themed land, based on the film Avatar, that will be coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World in a few years. An exciting development in the project’s progress came this week, when filmmaker James Cameron, along with his producing partner Jon Landau, took time to tour and explore the park. They were joined by Joe Rohde, an Imagineer who was heavily influential in the development of Animal Kingdom, and Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom …

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[21 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Shares Additional Information About Upcoming AVATAR Land

The news of a partnership between Disney and James Cameron’s company set the Disney fan space abuzz yesterday, and while it’s far from dying down, answered some of fans’ most pressing questions.
The partnership between Disney and Cameron’s company, Lightstorm Entertainment, will bring AVATAR Land to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Cameron directed the blockbuster film, and has two follow-up sequels in development for release in the near future.
The most interesting detail to come from the Q&A session, during which questions were fielded by Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs, had to do with the …

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[20 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
James Cameron’s ‘AVATAR’ to Make Its Home at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

What began as rumor early today has now been confirmed:  as of this writing, Disney is announcing a partnership with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring Cameron’s visionary story, AVATAR, to life at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.
According to a press conference being held presently at Walt Disney Imagineering, Cameron and his producing partner, Jon Landau, will serve as creative consultants on projects highlighting the characters and experiences in the film.  No word yet on what an attraction might look like, but it “will take our guests deep into …

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[28 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Prequel to ‘Peter Pan’ to Hit the Big Screen?

At the company’s annual shareholders meeting last week, Disney president and CEO Bob Iger told those in attendance that the studio is tinkering with the idea of bringing “Peter and the Starcatchers” -a prequel to “Peter Pan” – to the big screen.
Disney went as far as hiring a screenwriter to adapt the book of the same name, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson in 2004, but Iger said that while they “considered making it a movie… we haven’t made a decision on that yet.”
Iger did mention, however, that the company …