D23 says in a new post that the “Avatar” experience coming to Disneyland Resort will be “as amazing” as Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort.
D23 didn’t reveal any more details about what the experience may be. CEO Bob Iger’s original announcement was that “a version of Avatar” will come to Disneyland Resort, so maybe not a full land like Pandora, but it’s still unclear.
Here is what D23 said:
While details on the coming Avatar experience remain under wraps, it promises to be as amazing as those found at Walt Disney World Resort. “If you’ve had a chance to experience Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, you have a pretty good idea of what Imagineers are capable of,” said Disney CEO Robert A. Iger when he announced the plans on February 8.
Cameron, director of the Avatar films and founder and CEO of Lightstorm Entertainment, added that the immersive parks experiences dovetail with the movies’ themes. “The films are all about connection… with the physical environment, with family,” he said. “I was thrilled to talk with Bob Iger about additional opportunities for people to step into the wondrous world of Pandora.”
The Disneyland Resort announcement has been a long time coming, since Walt Disney Imagineers have been working to imagine more ways to bring Avatar stories and characters to life since 2017.
During a Q&A following the initial announcement on the Q1 2023 earnings call, Iger referenced Pandora as an example of ways Disney can increase growth at theme parks while managing attendance restrictions. At this point, he brought up the west coast Avatar experience again, heavily implying that the entire land (or the core parts) is on its way to Disneyland Resort. For which park or to what extent Pandora will be cloned is unclear. It was also heavily implied that this addition will be made without a loss in capacity to other attractions, as that was the core focus of the discussion at the time.
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