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James Cameron spills the beans on new Avatar theme park

Director James Cameron has revealed new details on the forthcoming Avatar theme park, set to open in 2017 at Disney World Florida’s Animal Kingdom.

At a recent fan Q&A session, Cameron revealed the attraction would be known as Pandora: The Land of Avatar and would include a number of sites unique to the Avatar world, including the movie franchise’s floating mountains.

"I've seen the model, and the design work the Imagineering people have done is spectacular,” said Cameron. “They've got a quarter inch to the foot scale model of the whole park and I've looked at all the sight lines. “It's not a park, it's a land within the park but a land is not just a ride.

“There will be several rides and a number of other attractions. It's really just a place you're gonna wanna go and hang out. It's going to be gorgeous. Of course it's going to be gorgeous at night and they're using every new trick, every new bit of technology that they've created."

Pandora: The Land of Avatar is expected to span several acres and will feature multiple rides and attractions, entertainment, audio-animatronics, 3-D holograms as well as retail, food and beverage outlets. Cameron also confirmed that a flying attraction featuring "3-D projections and creature designs that were cut from the original film" was a concept on the drawing board for the area.

The theme park will open in between the releases of Avatar 2 and 3 – coming in 2016 and at the end of 2017 – and has been designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, with Cameron and fellow Avatar producer Jon Landau also providing creative assistance.

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Director James Cameron has revealed new details on the forthcoming Avatar theme park, set to open in 2017 at Disney World Florida’s Animal Kingdom. At a recent fan Q&A session, Cameron revealed the attraction would be known as Pandora: The Land of Avatar and would include a number of sites unique to the Avatar world, including the movie franchise’s floating mountains. "I've seen the model, and the design work the
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