AVATAR in Walt Disney World

Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!


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Tuesday in a press conference, Tom Staggs along with several other executives and James Cameron announced that they are in the early planning stages of bringing Cameron’s blockbuster movie AVATAR to the Disney parks. The long-term partnership will include a themed land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  They are in the beginning planning stages for this project, so there is no attraction plans or specific details about the land, just that construction will be starting in 2013 and will take approximately five years to complete.

The general tone of the blog posts on the press conference are relatively vague, showing that this is just the mere planning stages and do not have a lot of information to convey.  When that information comes out though, you can bet you will find it here at The Disney Driven Life.

If you are interested to hear what Tom Staggs himself had to say on the Disney Parks Blog about the new addition, read his post here.

Contributed by: Jessica Clawson (NDI#21) Jessica is the News and Current Events Blogger. She is also the creator of The True Disney Fan.

  • Anonymous

    I could not be less excited about this proposal.  I didn’t see avatar by choice; why would I want to explore a mock-up in person?  I wish Disney would get better at creating their own content.

  • Dean

    I agree with you Matthew. I saw Avatar and didn’t care for it at all. But even so, its the age of business deals and making big announcements. Why couldn’t they work with John Lassiter and create something tied to a Pixar movie like Up? I was so sorry to hear this but who knows, maybe Disney will create something surprising out of it, we can only hope.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it will be interesting.  Still, I’d rather they fix the “most advanced audio animatronic figure” before moving on to something new in AK.