Said Bruce Vaughn, Chief Creative Executive of Disney Imagineering, “Obviously, I think you all have heard that we are working with James Cameron and his group at Lightstorm, as well as Fox Film and Entertainment, to bring the world and characters of Avatar to life. And we’re going to do this in a grand style. The world of Pandora and the other worlds that Cameron is currently inventing for the next movie are very rich, magical places. The Na’vi are an incredible group of characters. Let me tell you, these are going to be very challenging but very exciting for us to bring to life.”
Vaughn went on to say, “The world itself is very vibrant and magical. The connectedness that I think people saw in that movie of the Na’vi and to that world, we want the guests to experience this and we are going to do it. So we are very excited about that.”
Unfortunately, no further details about the Avatar land were given, such as how many elements it will include, as far as attractions and entertainment.
On the heels of the original announcement about Avatar at Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs said construction was expected to begin in 2013. While the Avatar sequels seem quite awhile away from beginning production, we’ll see if the Avatar theme park experience can get the ball rolling a bit more quickly.