Disney announced yesterday at a press conference that they have signed an exclusive deal to build attractions based on James Cameron’s Avatar at its theme parks.
The first Avatar land,will be located in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The project will cost about $400 million and will begin construction in 2013 and is expected to open about three years later.
According to the AP, James Cameron said the attractions based on the top-grossing film of all time would bring the lush planet of Pandora to life and would include the famous Disney animatronics and 3-D and holographic technology.
“The scenes that people liked best were not the obvious things like the big battle scenes.It was the creatures, it was learning to fly, it was being in the forest at night. So here’s an opportunity… to bring this world to life and get you to wander in it and see things you didn’t see in either in the first film or the subsequent two.”
The second and third installments of Avatar, are expected to be released on Christmas Day 2014 and December 2015.