AVATAR land - the specifics

TrainsOfDisney

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While pandora is beautiful at night, Animial Kingdom is still complete underwhelming.

DAK is a very different park. But I think it’s by far the most cohesive park in the USA right now. The only thing that is out of place is Dino-land and it does work thematically even though it shouldn’t be there.

The park feels the most complete to me. But I also enjoy spending time watching the animals and exploring the details.
 

The Grand Inquisitor

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DAK is a very different park. But I think it’s by far the most cohesive park in the USA right now. The only thing that is out of place is Dino-land and it does work thematically even though it shouldn’t be there.

The park feels the most complete to me. But I also enjoy spending time watching the animals and exploring the details.
I agree! Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom are the best Disney parks in my opinion. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios still need a lot more work.
 

Professortango1

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Went this weekend for the first time since they completed Pandora. While pandora is beautiful at night, Animial Kingdom is still complete underwhelming. I think after Epcot catches up after all the contraction this park will still need something. It’s still lacking compared to the other 3. Hollywood studios blew me out of the water with the new addition, it used to be the worst park.
I agree about AK. I love the design and feel of the park, but before Pandora opened, we visited and had seen everything except for the bird show by 1 in the afternoon. We were going to stay for the nighttime experience, but after riding Everest about 4 times in a row and rain coming in, we decided to head back to the hotel around 5. I wouldn't even call it a half day park at that point. I haven't had a chance to visit Pandora, so I'm excited to see what that brings.

I will say, as a CA native, I was way oversold on Festival of the Lion King. A big vacuous warehouse with the parade floats DIsneyland had in the 90's parked around the arena. For a land rooted in such realism, I was hoping for a more artistic and imaginative show, not an actor in a Timon Meet and Greet costume and cartoonish parade floats parked around with lip syncing to pre-recorded music.

Nemo was cute, but even if it was still around, not sure I'd watch it again. Kali River Rapids is one of the worst raft rides I have ever experienced. Its short, boring, and you don't even get that wet. I feel like it serves no function. Safari was phenomenal and the trails were really cool. But they only take up so much time. Hopefully a redo of Dinoland will help complete the park.
 

Professortango1

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You seem to have had an already negative outlook when you entered. No surprise.
Quite the opposite. Loved walking through Harambe and was excited to see a staged version of Lion King that matched the land. I had heard nothing but good things beforehand. Theatre was bare bones but that worked for me. I loved the costumes and energy of the live performers in the pre-show. Then, we get that opening directly from the soundtrack and my heart sank. Then when the 20 year old floats from Disneyland rolled out I knew we were in trouble. Maybe its a LA/Florida thing. I heard from a friend at WDW that the talent levels of performers they have access to is far more hit or miss than the LA adjacent Disneyland. My friend and I also experienced the shock of walking into the Hyperion at DHS to see Frozen. So very different than the Hyperion Frozen we had seen at DCA.
 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
So with the new movie being based heavily on the underwater world of Pandora, how about adding another ride that would be similar to the Tokyo subs in TDS where you see some underwater creatures and environments?
How about half dark ride half log flume with a hill drop that brings you “underwater” moving through some show scenes that’s then followed by a bigger hill finale. No clue if there is room for something like that but if they use bigger boats vs the smaller splash logs it could actually be a pretty high capacity ride. I know there’s already a boat ride in Pandora but this would be faster paced with some sort of story and a little more thrill to it.
 

JoeCamel

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So with the new movie being based heavily on the underwater world of Pandora, how about adding another ride that would be similar to the Tokyo subs in TDS where you see some underwater creatures and environments?
All they have to do is change the screens on river journey
 

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