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New Avatar-land concept art and video from James Cameron and Joe Rohde

Early Saturday morning here in Orlando, but mid-day Japan time at the first D23 expo in that country, Disney revealed big news with the first concept art for the new AVATAR land coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2017. Today … Continue reading

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom 15th Anniversary Events

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the youngest of the Walt Disney World collection of theme parks. Even then it’s about to turn 15 years old on April 22nd, which is, of course, also Earth Day. The park has announced that there … Continue reading

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Aulani Turns One and Reveals New Details for Expansion

It was one year ago today that Aulani Spa & Resort in Hawaii opened its doors to paying guests for the first time. Word on the street is that while it hasn’t been banner year Disney was hoping for with … Continue reading

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Joe Rhode Interview on Avatar and Animal Kingdom

The Official Disney Park Blog interviewed Imagineer Joe Rohde on the occasion of his receiving the Buzz Price Thea Award recognizing a career of distinguished achievements. Those include: The Adventurers’ Club, leading the creation of Animal Kingdom, Expedition Everest, stepping … Continue reading

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James Cameron walks the future site of Avatar-land with Joe Rohde and Tom Staggs

When Disney parks chair Tom Staggs announced a partnership with James Cameron to bring Avatar to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, I sort of assumed that Cameron and his production partner Jon Landau had already toured the park with its chief creative … Continue reading

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