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Walt Disney World dedicates its new Avatar land

May 24, 2017, 5:58 AM · LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Joined by the stars of Avatar and filmmaker James Cameron, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger officially dedicated the Walt Disney World Resort's new Pandora - The World of Avatar land in a media ceremony this morning.

Pandora opens to the public on Saturday, May 27. We will be covering the land's media preview and posting a review and report later today.

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May 24, 2017 at 8:01 AM · Dedicated to Wall Street in the name of fake environmentalism for the benefit of the rentier class.
May 24, 2017 at 8:40 AM · You got yourself quite a good spot for your video. Your perspective of the ceremony was almost as good as what Disney streamed using 3 different cameras, including a boom cam. Hopefully you got some sleep last night, because based on your spot, you must have gotten to DAK pretty early this morning.
May 24, 2017 at 10:34 AM · When Iger says to James Cameron about the Avatar sequels: "No pressure, Jim". Priceless and so funny! Iger, master of the tongue in cheek? ;)
May 24, 2017 at 10:40 AM · I'm curious as to why have the "Opening Ceremony" a few days before the actual opening to the public. So it's still having soft openings until Saturday? Who is the MC? He has an interesting accent.

Can we say Cultural Appropriation? I don't remember seeing drumming in the Avatar movie. The land has an African tone to it, but I never made the connection when watching the movie. Seems like Disney needed to add something to it to flesh it out. Echoes of "Colors of the Wind".

I would love to eat there. Sounds like a nice invitation if only I was there.

May 24, 2017 at 11:29 AM · Keep in mind, we have only seen the first in what is intended to be a series of movies about Pandora. Things happening in the land that were not represented in the first film maybe foreshadowing for upcoming story points in future films.
May 24, 2017 at 11:39 AM · Being that close, did you feel the "power" of Bob Iger???
May 24, 2017 at 3:31 PM · Shook hands with Joe Rohde this morning in the lobby of the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Smart move by Disney to change the event to an earlier time. The skies opened up at 3 PM.
May 24, 2017 at 9:24 PM · Yes, thank goodness they changed the ceremony from 9:25am to 8:10am. Would have hated to have that ruined by the 3pm rain. Disney is just the smartest. Can they do no wrong??? I think not.

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