Avatar director James Cameron and his producing partner Jon Landau have signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Disney to develop theme park rides and attractions based on the 2009 hit movie and the two future sequels. The first “Avatar”-inspired attraction will be built at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the newest theme park at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The projected opening date is 2016 and it is expected to cost approximately $500 million. An executive told the Los Angeles Times that “Avatar”-themed attractions are also being considered for Disney parks in Paris and Hong Kong. Disney is said to be thrilled about the the “Avatar” opportunity after losing out to Universal Studios in Orlando for the rights to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which is enjoying record-breaking crowds.