Avatar to become Disney theme park attraction

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.

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  1. Andrea • September 22, 2011 @ 12:15 AM

    Eh. Would rather go to the Harry Potter park.

  2. Nobody Important • September 22, 2011 @ 3:19 AM

    Sounds stupid.

  3. Germain • September 22, 2011 @ 9:17 AM

    It all depends on the rides, doesn’t matter if it’s Avatar or any other boockbuster movie.

  4. C-Dub • September 22, 2011 @ 12:43 PM

    Agreed with Germain. Just because the movie made more money then God, doesn’t mean a theme park would be good. And Potterpark has what, 10yrs of fans both parents and kids? It’s a legacy so people would even go see that park because there is history. Not a one movie thrill. But it opens in 2016 so lets see how the sequels compare and draw in fans.

  5. cindy • September 23, 2011 @ 3:30 AM

    Lets see what will happen with Avatar rides, then we can make a full conclusion from our experience. Harry Potter is part of history, which many people grew up with.

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