Disney breaks ground on Avatar at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom
Written by Robert Niles
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The last remnant of the old Camp Mickey-Minnie land closed last week with the removal of the Festival of the Lion King show, which eventually will move to a new theater in the park's Africa land. That cleared the way for the official start of construction for Pandora, which Disney will build on the old Camp Minnie-Mickey site.
Disney released concept art for Avatar last October at the D23 Japan event. We heard our first details about the land a year before that, and got a look at the blueprints for Avatar's movie ride a couple of months ago.
Disney first announced Avatar in 2011 and the first phase of the land is scheduled to open in 2017.
Kudos to Matthew Gottula for his inspired caption of this Disney hand-out photo: "Well this is awkward. The Na'vi fought against man's destruction of nature, and yet here is one holding two shovels."
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