Japan got the "trailer", like a movie trailer.
Somewhere down the line, we'll get a "preview" with tons more info.
I am excited!!!
I hope you give us some more of your insights. Here is what I am most curious about:
* How many attractions will Avatar have? Will it be a Soarin with Banshees, a boat ride, and some kind of walk-through (so three attractions) or just two?
* Will there be a restaurant serving "space food" like you are on another planet?
* how in the heck are they going to get those big mountains to "float"?
I also wonder what kind of animals would come out at night for the safari and how they would get the animals on and off the safari trails and switch them out like that. Sounds complicated and dangerous!
I was as opposed to Avatar as the next guy
...but I gotta admit that floating mountain is pretty darn cool. Sure this isn't beastly Kingdom but I'm over it. For what this it, its very impressive. It fits Animal Kingdom nicely, it will make the park feel more complete as a whole, and add some new attractions. It may be an alien planet, but the model makes it feel right at home in Disney's Animal Kingdom.
I really don't see the issue with a boat ride that at the very least will just look really cool. In fact, I think its refreshing to see Disney go back to a ride system like a boat ride that the whole family can enjoy. The soaring type attraction doesn't sound awful either.
As difficult as it may be, detach your opinions of the movie from this as a theme park experience and I think you'll all find it rather impressive. I just feel its best to be open minded than to be bitter because this is a different direction, but I don't necessarily find it to be a bad one.
And the other additions sound wonderful as well. The new parade on the water will be a huge addition, the nighttime safari has massive potential, and the performers on Discovery Island along with the tree show really add some much needed life to the park. Really like what they are doing with Animal Kingdom as it very much completes the park.
Still not enthused about this at all. I really feel they didn't think this one through. In 20 years I doubt Avatar will be a franchise anyone cares much about.
And besides that, we know literally nothing about these rides besides what the concept art hints at.
The site WDWNewsToday was reporting yesterday that they heard Disney is acquiring Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit...so if that is true, would you feel like Lord of the Rings in DHS would make up for Beastly Kingdom never getting built?
Seems like a lot of the Beastly Kingdom stuff could be built with Lord of the Rings.
In my opinion, DAK could use a Hercules inspired area...where the animals of Greek myth could be housed. And in DHS they could do the Lord of the Rings mythical animals.
DHS' solution should be different than DAK's, EPCOT's, etc.
LOTR, Hobbit and Harry Potter are all Warner IPs.
Theoretically, they're independent but Universal and Warner teamed on Wizarding Worlds around the globe and I wonder if partnering with Disney presents a conflict of interest.
Disney may have to generate their own hit live action movies or keep buying up the companies that do. Or Imagineer a good mythos as they once knew how to do just for park attractions.
Still to be seen is how the Bob & Tom Show is going to explain to the Board of Directors why they're spending megabucks to lease a franchise (the sole film of which failed to produce any memorable characters, merchandise or music), when they already spent billions to buy and own Star Wars.
I do not know specific details. I just knew of the additions because of AVATAR LAND.
I can tell you the following names I remember:
* the planet is Pandora and the metal they are looking for is called unobtainium
* Sigourney Weaver played a woman named Grace (that is my sister's name)
* I don't remember the main character's name or the name of the actor who played him
* The blue cat people were called Navi...like Navejo Indians
* the main blue cat person had a name, but I don't remember it
* the Tree of Life was in Avatar
* the big lizard-birds they rode were called banshees
I really sat here for a few minutes thinking on this. This is all I could remember in terms of names of things in this movie.