Hello, Home Tree: An “Avatar” Theme Park Is In The Works

Are you one of the people who experienced “Pandora Withdrawal” after seeing “Avatar“? Well, Disney is working on a solution for your “Avatar” blues. The entertainment giant announced today that it will be creating an “Avatar” theme park within the Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They break ground on the $400 million project in 2013 and estimate that it will take five years to complete. Meanwhile, the first sequel to “Avatar” will be hitting theaters in the winter of 2014.

James Cameron, for one, is thrilled with Disney’s plan. “Our goal is to go beyond current boundaries of technical innovation and experiential storytelling, and give park-goers the chance to see, hear and touch the world of ‘Avatar’ with an unprecedented sense of reality,” he explained in a statement. “I quickly realized their vision for this thing was far beyond what I imagined. And I’ve got a pretty good imagination.”

Because the visuals in “Avatar” were so amazing, this is kind of an exciting idea. Disney even anticipates bringing “Avatar: The Theme Park” to locations outside of Orlando, too. But I do have one concern here—timing. Will we still be as fascinated by this movie in 2018, when the park will open? Or will we be 10 blockbuster franchises beyond it by then?

[Huffington Post]

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