This just in! Sigourney Weaver has signed a five year contract to personally entertain theme-park goers in the new Avatar world! JK!
Okay, so Sigourney may not be involved yet, but James Cameron visited Disney's Animal Kingdom last week (above), and he had the following to say about moving forward with an Avatar EXPERIENCE:
"Getting the chance to roll up my sleeves and explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom from the inside out was a phenomenal experience. As I walked through the park, I kept imagining Pandora coming to life all around me and found my mind racing with all the possibilities of what we will be able to create in the years ahead. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is truly a remarkable place and I can’t think of a better home for our first AVATAR experience."
More from Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs:
"We do a significant amount of work at the beginning of our projects to ensure that the final experience has the attention to detail, theme and uniqueness for which Disney is known. Today’s visit is an important step in the creative process and we are excited about getting started on what will be a spectacular addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom."
And more from Imagineer Joe Rohde:
"AVATAR and Disney’s Animal Kingdom share a common bond in that they both focus on adventures that will radically change your perspective. They call you to take action on behalf of nature wherever it may be found. This is a rare opportunity to collaborate with Jim, who has an incredible eye for detail and a passion for doing things that haven’t been done before."
How exciting! Pandoraworld may not open until 2015, but we're pumped to see that progress is already underway!
What do U think? Would U like to visit an Avatar-themed world at Disney's Animal Kingdom???
Tags: 2015, animal kingdom, avatar, disney, imagineer, james cameron, joe rohde, pandora, sigourney weaver, tom staggs