Disney reveals Avatar land details at D23 Expo in Japan
Written by Robert Niles
Disney theme park officials didn't have much to reveal at the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim. But they haven't been so stingy at the first-ever D23 Expo in Japan.Tweet
At the Tokyo Disney Resort today, Disney Parks chairman Tom Staggs offered a preview of the Avatar land under development at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Staggs presented several images of concept art for the new land, which will replace Camp Mickey-Minnie at the theme park. And there's now an opening date: 2017.
Here's an overview of the new land:
A look at what's expected to be the new boat ride:
And an image from the expected "Soarin'"-like 3D show.
Finally, Disney announced that Animal Kingdom will be getting a new nighttime show, centered around the Tree of Life and the Discovery River.
In addition, the park will be getting a nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safaris, which, with the new nighttime show, pretty much confirms that the park will also be getting extended hours when Avatar opens.
It's happening, people. So, now that you've seen some official concept art, what do you think?
Update: Here's the promo video from D23 Japan:
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