Fans looking forward to a return visit to Pandora now have something else to anticipate beyond the December, 2014 release of of Avatar 2. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide has announced a new deal with Fox Film Entertainment and James Cameron that will bring his sci-fi world to Walt Disney theme parks, beginning with Disney World's Animal Kingdom.
"James Cameron is a groundbreaking filmmaker and gifted storyteller who shares our passion for creativity, technological innovation and delivering the best experience possible," said Robert A. Iger, President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. "With this agreement, we have the extraordinary opportunity to combine James' talent and vision with the imagination and expertise of Disney."
Cameron himself is said to be heavily involved (alongside producing partner Jon Landau) and construction is eyed to begin in 2013 with Avatar attractions at other Disney parks to follow.
"'Avatar' created a world which audiences can discover again and again and now, through this incredible partnership with Disney, we'll be able to bring Pandora to life like never before," said Cameron, "With two new 'Avatar' films currently in development, we'll have even more locations, characters and stories to explore. I'm chomping at the bit to start work with Disney's legendary Imagineers to bring our 'Avatar' universe to life. Our goal is to go beyond current boundaries of technical innovation and experiential storytelling, and give park goers the chance to see, hear, and touch the world of 'Avatar' with an unprecedented sense of reality."
Check back for details on the Avatar attraction as they develop.