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Old 10-25-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Leaked Plans for AVATAR at AK available online

The plans for the two AVATAR attractions coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom are now making the rounds on the internet for your viewing pleasure.

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Old 10-25-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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~Yay! Thanks for the update! Now, I have to actually read the link, lol.

~Um, that is NOT what I expected, lol. I can only make out stairs and doors and a maze maybe?! I don't care, at least we know something is underway! This AVATAR thing needs to be fabulous, because Universal is not holding back on Phase II!
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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~Yay! Thanks for the update! Now, I have to actually read the link, lol.

~Um, that is NOT what I expected, lol. I can only make out stairs and doors and a maze maybe?! I don't care, at least we know something is underway! This AVATAR thing needs to be fabulous, because Universal is not holding back on Phase II!
Looks like a 4-theater Soarin' type attraction for the main show and then there's a boat ride that crosses through the building (and isnt fully shown) at one of the lower levels of the building.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:29 AM   #4
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Also - the boat ride is labeled as a "C-ticket"
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:48 AM   #5
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Production on Avatarland has come to a halt.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:49 AM   #6
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Production on Avatarland has come to a halt.
Reportedly James Cameron signed off on these two attractions very recently.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #7
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Looks like a 4-theater Soarin' type attraction for the main show and then there's a boat ride that crosses through the building (and isnt fully shown) at one of the lower levels of the building.
If your right, I could live with that. All this avatar talk had me wondering how does this work in Animal Kingdom? But this, this works. I don't think this would deflect to much from the rest of the park and I would enjoy a new soarin type attraction. And who doesn't love the water rides.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:35 AM   #8
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I would not put to much faith is these plans, as the whole project is on hold. There is big creative differences and budget differences between Cameroon and Disney. Camrron wants a $5000 mil budget and Disney is at $375 mil.

These are likey early proposed plans, but not anything definite!

this was annouced by both parties a few months ago.

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:41 AM   #9
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Some have suggested the whole point of this "leak" is to get the project un-held.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:43 AM   #10
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I would not put to much faith is these plans, as the whole project is on hold. There is big creative differences and budget differences between Cameroon and Disney. Camrron wants a $5000 mil budget and Disney is at $375 mil.

These are likey early proposed plans, but not anything definite!

this was annouced by both parties a few months ago.

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Just before these plans hit the internet yesterday there were some posts over at the WDWMagic boards from people who are usually pretty reliable with inside information saying that the Cameron and Disney had come to an agreeement on the scope and budget of the project.
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Disney will probably scrap Avatar land and go with. Star Wars themed land to tie in with new movie(s) no hard evidence just a guess on my part.
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Looks like a 4-theater Soarin' type attraction for the main show and then there's a boat ride that crosses through the building (and isnt fully shown) at one of the lower levels of the building.
It does appear to be a variation on Soarin' with a 3D film instead of 2D. There are also hopes that it will have more actual movement the Soarin.
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It does appear to be a variation on Soarin' with a 3D film instead of 2D. There are also hopes that it will have more actual movement the Soarin.
Soarin' over Pandora?

I'm hoping it's an upgrade from Soarin. I'm one of the few people that think Soarin' is a subpar ride.
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Soarin' over Pandora?

I'm hoping it's an upgrade from Soarin. I'm one of the few people that think Soarin' is a subpar ride.
Personally, I love Soarin', I could ride it all day.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #15
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I also saw this on wdwmagic.com this morning ~ Looks like it's back on to me!

"Environment and rockwork specialist Zsolt Hormay recruited back to Imagineering to produce AVATARland exterior environments Oct 25, 2012 | 10:10am EDT
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Walt Disney Imagineering has recruited back to the company legendary rockwork and environment specialist Zsolt Hormay to produce the exterior environments for the upcoming AVATARland at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Zsolt has been involved in Disney's most elaborate and spectacular exteriors in the past 20 years, including Mysterious Island at Tokyo DisneySea, the Tree of Life at Disneys Animal Kingdom, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland Paris.

Zsolt Hormay will be working under Joe Rohde, the creative lead on the AVATAR project."
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