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Avatar Land in Disney World

Coming in 2017

By Robert T. Trate     October 18, 2012
Source: Fox News

Avatar 2 arrives December 2016

Fox News had an update on the Avatar addition to Walt Disney World. What? You didn’t know about that either? Well read on. Two years ago the company announced that there would be an “Avatar”-themed land inside Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. Animal Kingdom is fun, but the attraction closes at night, do to the numerous animals that have to herded to their cages. An addition to Animal Kingdom, such as this, would really expand the this particular part of the park. 

“As these concept renderings show in epic scale, in the world of ‘Avatar,’ guests will encounter awe-inspiring floating mountains and wander through a nighttime jungle of bioluminescent plants that are alive with light and sound. Guests will also discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a Banshee,” said Tom Staggs Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman.

Check out the concept images below. 


Soar on the back of a Banshee
Party late under the Tree of Life
Take a boat ride through bioluminescent plants
Explore the Avatar jungle
If you have never been to Animal Kingdom it is an interesting blend of a world class zoo and theme park rides. As I noted before, the park closes at sundown so the night time parade and other nightly activities will be an welcome change to Animal Kingdom.

In addition to the Avatar part of Walt Disney World, there has been an announcement of a Star Wars addition to Tomorrow Land. 

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thezillaman 10/18/2013 12:12:12 PM

 night time fun, though will it only be for night time? 

hanso 10/18/2013 3:51:47 PM

I think some people knew about this since this news is about a week old.

Cant wait for this.  Animal Kingdom needed something new. I think they will have a ride like Soarin but flying thru Pandora instead.

ElBaz13 10/19/2013 9:11:29 AM

 This is very old news and thought for sure this was already being worked on. 

Going back to Disney in the spring. Too bad it won't be done by then.

RobertTrate 10/19/2013 11:45:31 AM

 The images just surfaced Maniacs... 

hanso 10/19/2013 2:40:59 PM

 No the images did not just surface, may be you saw them recently but the images themselves are at least a week old.  There was even a James Cameron video which accompanied the pictures.  Disney announced it officially and then sites picked it up from there.  If you don't believe me you can do a quick google search.  GN had three of the pics above a week ago, thats where I originally saw them (not the ony place that had them mind you).  I forget where I saw the James Cameron video.

Wiseguy 10/19/2013 3:20:30 PM

Never been to Disney but I may take a trip to visit Pandora

I want to ride Neytiri, is that gonna be a ride?



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