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AVATAR land - the specifics

wdwmagic

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This thread is for discussion of specific elements of the AVATAR project. Attraction possibilities, locations, budgets, timescales etc.

IT IS NOT FOR DISCUSSING WHETHER YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THE PROJECT. That thread can be found here http://forums.wdwmagic.com/showthread.php?t=803695

Any off-topic posts will be removed. Thanks for your help in making this a useful thread.
 

misterID

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Entertainment.... I wonder if this means there will be shows. I'm thinking a 4D short film would be very cool.
 

KevinYee

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I predict a large indoor presence, like you see at DisneySea's Mermaid Lagoon. Pandora sparkles at night, via bioluminisence, so I hope they find a way to make that part of Pandora a walkthrough (and not a ride).

People want to LUXURIATE in the themed environment, not see it at warp speed.

Plus, DAK has lacked air conditioning from Day One. If Pandora were all indoors, it would easily be the most crowded part of the park.
 

_Scar

Active Member
I predict Avatar face characters (almost a given) and a giant AA of the dragon/flying creature featured as the pet (or w/e you want to call it) of Sully like in DLRP underneath the castle.
 

misterID

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I predict a large indoor presence, like you see at DisneySea's Mermaid Lagoon. Pandora sparkles at night, via bioluminisence, so I hope they find a way to make that part of Pandora a walkthrough (and not a ride).

People want to LUXURIATE in the themed environment, not see it at warp speed.

Plus, DAK has lacked air conditioning from Day One. If Pandora were all indoors, it would easily be the most crowded part of the park.
An indoor alien rainforest would be pretty cool.
 

Did Knee

Active Member
This is all about the immersive environment, and I am sure that is how
WDI will look at it. To me there were 3 compelling environments in Avatar.
1. The forest floor - Several people here have already posted about how they want to walk among the luminescent plants
2. The forest canopy - I recall a scene where he jumps for a vine or something and bounces down to the ground over branches and huge leaves
3. The Floating mountains - Someone said it reminded them of an old album cover by the group YES, and agree...I spent a lot of time staring at that cover art.
WDI needs to work in all 3 of these, they will be the backgrounds for whatever attractions come out of their efforts.
 

hakunamatata

13 more days
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One of the big questions I have is how does Imagineering pull off the night time illuminated aspect of the Panodoran environment. Everything for the most part has a glowing component. This would be next to impossible to implement on a large scale. My thoughts are that a large portion of the "land" is going to be base camp themed. You will then go on expeditions (attractions) within the land. One of the attractions will be based on the night time environment that will allow it to be indoors and highly illuminated. :shrug:
 

_Scar

Active Member
One of the big questions I have is how does Imagineering pull off the night time illuminated aspect of the Panodoran environment. Everything for the most part has a glowing component. This would be next to impossible to implement on a large scale. My thoughts are that a large portion of the "land" is going to be base camp themed. You will then go on expeditions (attractions) within the land. One of the attractions will be based on the night time environment that will allow it to be indoors and highly illuminated. :shrug:
I don't think it will be that hard to do. Some plants will be LED lights mixed with normal plants. I'd also suspect there'd be light shows in the water reminiscent of Pixie Hollow at Disneyland.
 

CrescentLake

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I don't think it will be that hard to do. Some plants will be LED lights mixed with normal plants. I'd also suspect there'd be light shows in the water reminiscent of Pixie Hollow at Disneyland.
Something interesting to speculate about is whether or not this will lead to a World of Color format nighttime show. I think it depends largely on the location of the expansion, but you gotta think that with something this major, they're going to want to have people to have every incentive to stay past dark.

Am I the only one who's cautiously optimistic about a potential nighttime show?
 

montyz81

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An Avatar themed night show since AK is the only park without one and Avatar looks better at night.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
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I can see a state of the art exciting family ride with thrills using a revolutionary ride system. And probably a C or D too.

Gotta keep up with the neighbours ;-)
 

Captain Chaos

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I'm watching Avatar as I am typing this... With technology for video being as it is, I wonder if Disney will come up with a way for us, the guest, to have our own Avatar, in our image, like in the movie... The avatar of the Na'vi that the humans control resemble the person controlling it... Since Sony and Microsoft, with the Playstation Eye and what ever it isw Xbox uses, have cameras that can capture your image and put your imagine into certain video games, I wonder if this is technology Disney will use in this land and ride...
 

hakunamatata

13 more days
Premium Member
I think the possibility of incorporating World of Color type effects here is enormous.
It would be nice to have a night time show at DAK. I have not seen world of colors, but Im assuming that it does not use any loud pyrotechnics or significantly loud music?
 
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