Because people are literally full of bad ideas (& partially digested food), Disney and
Kirk James Cameron's production company have penned a deal (possibly in blue CGI blood) to bring Avatar themed attractions to Disney Parks, starting with the Disney's Animal Kingdom. It...will probably suck.
James and his producing partner Jon Landau and their team at Lightstorm Entertainment will serve as creative consultants on the project and will work side-by-side with our Walt Disney Imagineers as we dream up experiences that will take our guests deep into worlds of AVATAR like never before. There are also two sequels to the record setting first film in the works, which will offer more fascinating stories, characters and locations to explore in the AVATAR universe. Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort is planned as the site of the first AVATAR-themed land with construction expected to begin by 2013.
We believe Disney's Animal Kingdom is a great fit for this project because it was created to give guests the opportunity to experience the worlds of animals and nature - real and mythical - in new ways. Disney's Animal Kingdom also celebrates adventure, living in harmony with nature and environmental stewardship - themes that are deeply rooted in the story of AVATAR.
I've never been to Disney's Animal Kingdom before but I think there's like a safari or something involved, so if we're lucky we might be able to take pot-shots from a Jeep at people dressed in blue tights. Now THAT -- that would almost justify the f***ing $85 admission.
AVATAR Coming To Disney Parks [disneyparks]
Thanks to Khiemosabi, who was disappointed to find out the unicorn at Disney's Animal Kingdom was just a white horse with a chair leg glued to its head.