When Avatar came out it was so revolutionary and beautiful that people exclaimed how they wish they could visit that world. I always thought that would result in an MMO, but it looks like Disney Parks is going to bring a real life Avatar adventure to you.
Teaming up with Fox and James Cameron, Disney will create theme park guests with the ability to explore Avatar within the Animal Kingdom Park. The construction is set to begin by 2013.
“James Cameron is a groundbreaking filmmaker and gifted storyteller who shares our passion for creativity, technological innovation and delivering the best experience possible,” said Robert A. Iger, President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “With this agreement, we have the extraordinary opportunity to combine James’ talent and vision with the imagination and expertise of Disney.”
Interesting note, the press release states there are two more chapters in the Avatar saga.
“This exciting new venture combines the world of AVATAR with the enormous reach of Disney and the incomparable talent of Jim Cameron,” commented Fox Filmed Entertainment chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman. “While Jim is bringing audiences further into Pandora with the next two chapters in the AVATAR motion picture saga, the theme park attraction will likewise bring a new dimension to the amazing universe he created.”
Disney will have exclusive global rights to use Avatar franchise at the Disney parks. Maybe now with your glow in the dark light saber, you’ll get tails that light up too.