AVATAR Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom

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  1. FerretAfros

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    He's doing that intentionally, right? Turning his head to the side so we have to look at his distended earlobe? Or am I the only one who gets distracted by it

    That said, the videos from inside the land look pretty neat. It's impressive to see how life-like it looks with the waterfalls running and the fake plants bending in the breeze (though I question how long the waterfalls will last, since they seem like they could be troublesome with even a slight gust of wind). I'm still not sold on the reasoning for why it's in DAK, but it looks like it should be a really nice addition
     
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    I was thinking the same thing about Rohde. I couldn't pay attention to anything but his ear when he was on camera.

    I'm going to WDW in October, and I have to admit that I'm looking forward to checking out the new area. I'll let you guys know what I think about it.
     
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    I didn't watch the video and I'm still getting distracted by his ear.
     
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    The landscaping looks so amazing. Hopefully the rides can live up to that quality too.
     
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    It definitely looks great, but I still think it's weird how they have to keep justifying how it fits the park. If the new land were South America or Australia (for example), would they keep releasing videos where they explain why it's appropriate?

    The land looks great. Let the quality of the work speak for itself at this point
     
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    They release no videos justifying why Star Wars land is appropriate for Disneyland.
     
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    We also aren't terribly close to that opening. I have to assume that the lead up to the debut of that land will be full of tired old Walt quotes about how Disneyland will never be complete, and other tortured justifications

    At the very least, I think that the concept of Star Wars fits fine in the park, it's just the single-IP land that I think is a bad choice. Most people seem to think that the concept of Avatar doesn't really belong in DAK, regardless of how big or small its presence
     
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    I don't think the concept of Avatar belongs in DAK either. It will be beautiful but I would rather have seen Beastly Kingdom with mythological animals. That would take creativity and imagination and WDI isn't known for that right now. At least they aren't allowed to. Still, I'm looking forward to seeing Pandora. I think it will be fun and is much needed by DAK.
     
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    Most? There's kvetching on message boards, but that's the case with every change.

    I think it fits OK. I would've preferred Beastly Kingdom, but Avatar isn't too far removed from that idea. The message of the movie was all about environmentalism, and had lots of fictional beasts.
     
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    The movie wasn't about environmentalism. It was about an advanced civilization conquering a primitive one and taking their land. It's basically just Pocahontas in space.
     
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    ABC's Nightline did a pretty nice spot on some of the upcoming attractions for Pandora.
     
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    Really? People had depression about not being able to go to Pandora?

    It looks like they did a great job. Looks like the river boat is a modified version of Shanghai's Pirates while the flying attraction looks completely new. Looks like they try to motion capture you as your Avatar flies the dragon?
     
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    Why not? People seem to suffer from anxiety making a decision about which breakfast cereal to eat.
     
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    I guess there are people that think movies are real even if it was a pretty bad movie.
     
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    I've never seen Avatar so I don't really know the entire story, but I agree that it's kind of strange to see the new technology next to the primitive looking structures. I believe that the main restaurant and one of the gift shops will have a military design, so it will be interesting to see how it blends with the "natural" elements
     
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