I keep thinking about how our Animal Kingdom Favorites “tournaments” will be different once “Avatar Land” is complete.
Reportedly, it is “… expected to span several acres and … feature multiple rides and attractions, entertainment, audio-animatronics, 3-D holograms as well as retail, food and beverage outlets.”
Back in October of 2013, “[a]t the first-ever D23 Expo in Japan, [Disney] shared an early glimpse of the plans for AVATAR …”
Reporting on Disney Parks Blog, they advised that “… in the world of AVATAR, guests will encounter awe-inspiring floating mountains and wander through a nighttime jungle of bioluminescent plants that are alive with light and sound.
Guests will also discover what it feels like to soar into the sky riding a Banshee.” Now, that will be an attraction to experience. In fact, Wikipedia reports it as “… [a] flying E-ticket simulator attraction where guests will learn to fly with a mountain Banshee.”
Also, Wikipedia adds that we will be able to enjoy “… [a] Jungle Cruise-like water attraction showcasing the native fauna and flora of Pandora.” We will see, I guess. Have you seen this attraction reported elsewhere?
Back to the Disney Parks Blog report, however, we learn that Disney will add “… a new nighttime spectacular where live music, floating lanterns, water screens and swirling animal imagery all combine to bring a show to Discovery River that will delight … guests and truly cap off their day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.” Will this be a new and fantastic fireworks show? I hope!
In addition, we will see “… a new nighttime version of the Kilimanjaro Safaris.” Wow! The daytime version is already super-popular. I can’t wait to experience the journey through Harambe in the dark.
Hey! With this, and the potential for a new fireworks spectacular, I can’t wait to have a reason to be at Animal Kingdom at night!
Expected to open by early 2017, it’ll be 2018 before AVATAR hits All in WDW’s polls, I’ll bet, but bring it on WDW! We’re ready!
In the meantime, we have an ‘elite eight’ attractions left in our mix to become the 2014 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attraction.
Before you head out on your Saturday errands, make your selections! Which four deserve to be in tomorrow’s finale? Two groups with the Top 2 moving on … VOTE!