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Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by WDW1974, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. WDW1974

    WDW1974 Well-Known Member

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    ... to WDI's current plans for Pandora, and bids will be put out for construction work.

    I am not postive as to the exact makeup of said land, but it appears Disney 'won' the battle and there will be two attractions and NOT the three that had been pushed for.

    But I am awaiting further details before I post more.

    Also, note this has NOTHING to do with ongoing plans for a major makeover of TPFKaTD-MGMS.
     
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    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    hakunamatata churro vigilante Premium Member

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    Thanks for the 411!
     
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    RSoxNo1 Well-Known Member

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    rod and todd like this:)
     
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    wm49rs A naughty bit o' crumpet Premium Member

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    Well, if the DHS plans are moving forward as well, then I guess I've heard worse news.
     
  7. bubbles1812

    bubbles1812 Well-Known Member

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    Seriously? And not shocking that Disney went the cheapo route of not doing three rides... I'm going to guess they keep Soarin' over Pandora and axe the actual cool ride that would appeal the most to the masses (ie the bike coaster). So I guess this would put the budget at 400 million? That was the reported goal of Disney for the price tag. To really make the area great (and long lasting), I think they really at least needed to spend 500 million. But I will give Disney credit for going forward on the project should this all prove true and will wait to see concept art/more plans before making any judgements. I am on the side of wanting Avatar to happen...I do think it has potential. Just choosing to be cautious until I hear about the plans and the budget.
     
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    nytimez Well-Known Member

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    Wow -- thanks for the update. I know Avatar isn't the most popular topic, and it certainly wouldn't be my first choice... but at the same time, I think this has some real potential. And, hey, not a clone.
     
  9. StarBurst

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    TPFKaTD-MGMS.?

    im racking my brains trying to figure this one out
     
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    Master Yoda Pro Star Wars geek. Premium Member

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    The park formally know as the Disney MGM studios.
     
  11. StarBurst

    StarBurst Well-Known Member

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    ahhh i see..gracias
     
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    ParentsOf4 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like great news to me. TWDC needs to start investing in WDW once more and with a combined FLE at MK, Avatarland at DAK, and Carsland at DHS, even TDWC's strongest critics will have to acknowledge that, after a 10+ year slumber, WDW is moving forward once again.
     
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    Color me uninspired... Two attractions, which one is only Soarin' 2? Meh...
     
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    This certainly is definitely interesting news! Thanks for the update! Now we can put speculation to bed and speculate on what the area will consist of. Over/under for concept art released on Dec. 7th?
     
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    trying to decide if im excited or not...like the idea of Pandora but on the cheap seems so you know cheap...lol
     
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    Well if this is true I need to start baking my large helping of humble pie.....I never thought it would happen. Then again before I slice said pie......I am going to wait and see. But the oven is on pre-heat.
     
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    agree been down this road before
     
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    Floating mountains! Floating mountains!
     
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    assuming now we see some concept art Dec 7th
     
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    I would agree... sort of. I feel like I have to wait for the plans on both Carsland and Avatarland before deciding if TDWC is truly moving forward or still skating by (relatively speaking). It is really exciting to see they are going to build new lands. I mean that. But at the same time, I worry a bit because WDW tends to do things on the cheap (again relatively speaking). Two rides where one is a clone of another ride just a few minutes a way worries me a bit. I would rather see the "zoo" and the bike coaster or at least the soarin' clone and the bike coaster than just the "zoo" and the soarin' clone. If that's their big E ticket (which I won't be surprised if it is), I'll at least find it disappointing. WDI is better than that and WDW deserves better than that. I wish they had "splurged" for three... I think that was the way they would make Avatarland a slam dunk. With two rides, I'm not so sure. I guess we shall see. But yes, ParentsOf4, should this all really pan out, I will at least concede they are waking up the problems they have. Now only if they'd fix Splash Mountain... ;)
     
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