Hey all, DM here doing my first post in the WDW forums. Avatar seemed to be the answer to compete with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at IOA, but IMO (like several others), it doesn't seem right. Then the Beastly Kingdom discussions came about: it should've come from the grave in place of the Avatar idea. Here's my idea of what Beastly Kingdom could be. And please forgive me if I make any mistakes, because I don't know much about the location and if there's something there already.
Location: The land is in the area between Expedition Everest and Rafiki's Planet Watch, the path to the Kingdom is accessed via Wildlife Express ONLY. In response, the train will switch directions and arrive at Beastly Kingdom first, before continuing to Rafiki's Planet Watch.
Backstory: Set in an archeological dig site, a team of archeologists invite guests to explore their newest finds and their scariest encounters. Many had disappeared into the bowels of the mystical caverns, and locals, as well as the archeologists, have refused to expedition to anywhere else. Thus, they have invited guests to partake in their "work" and embark on great adventures.
Attractions: There are a total of three attractions: Dragon's Keep (a junior roller coaster concept similar to The Dragon at Legoland), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (the return of the infamous submarine voyage at WDW), and the main attraction, Journey to the Center of the Earth (direct from Tokyo DisneySea).
-Dragon's Keep is set in a show building disguised as a giant cave. The first portion of the ride is like a dark ride, and the second portion is the first fully-indoor junior roller coaster.
-20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is set in a lagoon/show building that uses the original storyline of MK's ride, with new updated animatronics.
-Journey to the Center of the Earth is set in a volcano, but not too high to dwarf the nearby Expedition Everest. It is the exact ride from Tokyo, with the exception of the Japanese language being used.
So what do you guys think? Post comments and thoughts below!