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Old 09-20-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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It's Official! AVATAR themed land coming to Animal Kingdom

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Wow, that sounds amazing.

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That's interesting but since I've never seen the movie, it means absolutely nothing to me.
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OK... not the mix I had thought... but Ok - we shall see how it develops.
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Hmm--that's not what I was thinking at all--guess I should watch the movie hmm?
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Boo- Sure the special effects were amazing but overall I didn't like Avatar. It was Pocahontas but with blue aliens. It's not going to have that timeless quality and longevity like other Disney character attractions. It makes me feel like it should be in Universal Studios. That would be a better fit. Thumbs down Disney. The only positive thing I can see coming out of this is that this new land will funnel people away from EE so I can ride it back to back.
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Boo- Sure the special effects were amazing but overall I didn't like Avatar. It was Pocahontas but with blue aliens. It's not going to have that timeless quality and longevity like other Disney character attractions. It makes me feel like it should be in Universal Studios. That would be a better fit. Thumbs down Disney. The only positive thing I can see coming out of this is that this new land will funnel people away from EE so I can ride it back to back.
I'm with you and will have to give a big BOO to this as well. I get that there is a lot of beauty in the movie, but the rest of the movie was pretty awful/boring/overrated and not being a Disney origional should not get its own land. This is how it all starts. Next thing you know they'll be re-theming KRR around "Titanic".
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I think this is great! I absolutely loved the movie (yes, it was like Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves, but you have to remember - there are no new stories, just new ways to tell the old ones.)

When I watched this movie with my husband, I told him "I want to live there!!" Now I will get to experience what is would be like to actually be there! And what better way than to have Disney Imagineers develop that world to it's fullest potential. I can't wait to see what they do with this.

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I never saw the movie, wasn't really interested in it since I heard the story was not good. I'll take a quality story over "cool effects" any day. And I'm easily turned off by overhyped movies (bring on the underdog!). However, I suppose this could make a cool "land". I guess...
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Well, DD and DH liked the movie on pay per view. I could't really follow it and read a book instead.
This should help alleviate some of the lines elsewhere at AK though.
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Well that came out of nowhere. Don't think I would have ever guessed on this one.

I can see how this MIGHT fit with AK as the movie's theme is basically about living with nature and not destroying it. Since we are two years away from the construction even starting I'll reserve judgement until some more details are released. I did enjoy the movie so I am interested in how Disney will use this to create a living world from Avatar.
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Uhhhh.....I didn't really think the movie was very good. It was really trite and predictable. Beautiful but not a quality movie. I'm really having a hard time seeing how this fits in with Animal Kingdom and I, frankly, think this is a very bad sign for the future of the parks. It worries me that this is a sign of the direction of the parks that will move it away from being the Disney bubble I love and more Universal style. I don't know. I guess we'll have to see.
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Well that came out of nowhere. Don't think I would have ever guessed on this one.

I have to admit, I'm not jazzed about the idea. But I'll reserve final judgment....

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I liked the movie enough, but I agree that it seems...odd. There are so many amazing and wonderful Disney stories out there, so I can't comprehend why they would go with this sort of thing. I also agree that it seems like a better fit for Universal than Disney.

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