I Respond: It is an E-ticket ride.
Anonymous: When will Disney Springs or Avatar be finished...2045?
I respond: Disney Springs will open in phases with final completion in 2016. Avatar is currently under construction and will open in 2017.
If they would have left Fantasyland the way it was (pixies and princesses everywhere) then it'd probably be done already. But they didn't.... and for that I am glad.... because I'd rather have to wait a little longer and get a new Seven Dwarfs roller coaster than get the instant gratification (?) - or lack thereof - with what the previous completed New Fantasyland would have been without the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. Of course, I wish it was done faster to.... but just reminding people why it seems to be taking so long.
However, I will say.... Maybe Disney may have made the same mistake with discussing Avatar land before it is really under construction in some ways too. Maybe Disney should start having the testing and blue prints ready to go (and maybe even a construction crew on site) before they start announcing things. Still, their slowness may be what allows them to take public reception into consideration with their planning (which may be a good thing).... it actually helped with Fantasyland.
I am thinking late July would be a safe bet though.