Avatar is Coming to Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney broke ground last year at Disney's Animal Kingdom for what will soon be Pandora.  I know Disney can do amazing things but I can't even imagine how they are going to bring this mythical land to life. I am sure it will be beyond amazing!It has been said that this project is one of the most time consuming and collaborative ones they have done. It started when the then-Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts proposed the idea to James Cameron that just maybe they could recreate the world of … [Read more...]

New Rides, Shows, and Eats at Walt Disney World by 2017

Disney has been hard at work preparing to bring lots of new experiences to the Walt Disney World parks. Many rumors are swirling, but we'll just share the confirmed new rides, shows, and restaurants that should be at Walt Disney World by 2017.The two areas preparing for the most newness are Animal Kingdom, and Downtown Disney. Let's look at Animal Kingdom first.Harambe Marketplace - Set to open in 2015, this expansion of the Africa area of Animal Kingdom park will include a quick … [Read more...]

Camp Minnie-Mickey Set to Close

We have some bad news for you. We have received word that Camp Minnie-Mickey will close in 2014. Disney has not released a specific date yet but as soon as we know you will know.Avatarland will be taking over all of the Camp Minnie-Mickey space when it opens in 2017. Don't worry, Mickey and Minnie have already been moved to a new spot at the Adventures Outpost. Also Festival of the Lion King will be moved to a brand new building so no worries there either.Other than the character Meet … [Read more...]

Staggs Says Avatar Land Is Still On

During the Grand Opening Press Event for Walt Disney World's New Fantasyland, Parks and Resort Chairman Tom Staggs confirmed that another one of the WDW projects is still on track - that being the Avatar Land to be built in Disney's Animal Kingdom.News on the "Avatar" land front has been quiet for some time since it was announced more than a year ago.   This has caused the rumor mill to be filled with stories that the land was either being re-evaluated or even cancelled.  Fuel was poured on … [Read more...]

Disney Confidential – Avatarland is BACK ON…Maybe!

Hey there guys and gals! It is Avatarmouse here...no, not yet at least…Anonymouse here and I have some news that changes all of our old news and info.Plans have been leaked online that say not only is Avatar is back on/in at Animal Kingdom, but they have the blueprints to prove it! No one is confirming or denying whether any of this is true or correct info (that is why I am reporting it, so do not send any Fact Checkers my way!) but there is murmurings out there that James Cameron, Avatar … [Read more...]

Marvel Studios To Relocate to Glendale Closer to Disney

Pretty soon Mickey Mouse and Spiderman may soon be spotted eating lunch at the Walt Disney Studios Commissary...The Marvel Studios are moving closer to the Disney Studios.  Marvel will be relocating to new offices in Glendale, CA which is minutes away from the Walt Disney Studios.  The move will affect about 150 Marvel staffers and is supposed to be completed by the spring of 2013.Marvel had been the largest tenant in the Raleigh Studios (where they are moving from in Manhattan Beach, … [Read more...]

Disney’s John Carter Bluray Review

I had the pleasure of checking out the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic tale John Carter over the weekend. How someone from the early 1900's could write something so futuristic and entertaining for a non fiction era is beyond me.This movie was great! While my writer Patrick was able to see the film when it first came out and is hands down the bigger nerd than I am I wouldn't feel right if I didn't link to his great movie review.Not knowing much about the story of John Carter I felt I would … [Read more...]

Disney’s AVATAR: James Cameron Explores Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As work continues to bring the epic fantasy world of AVATAR to life at Disney Parks, filmmaker James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment producing partner Jon Landau explored Disney’s Animal Kingdom yesterday with Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and Imagineer Joe Rohde.“Getting the chance to roll up my sleeves and explore Disney’s Animal Kingdom from the inside out was a phenomenal experience,” said James Cameron. “As I walked through the park, I kept imagining … [Read more...]

AVATAR coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Parks

On Sept. 20, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced an agreement for exclusive global theme park rights with filmmaker James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the fantastical, science fiction world of AVATAR to Disney’s Animal Kingdom and possibly other locations.The agreement establishes a long-term creative partnership between Disney, Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment (with producing partner Jon Landau) and Fox to create themed lands – the press release uses the plural – that … [Read more...]

Disney and Tim Burton Have A Record Breaking Weekend with Alice

Walt Disney Pictures’ ALICE IN WONDERLAND has scored big at the box office this weekend, despite receiving some bad reviews. Grossing an tremendious 210 Million Dollars World Wide.  Tim Burton’s latest big screen project is now officially the biggest 3D opening of all time, beating out James Camerons Avatar. "After 'Avatar,' people were saying that they're ready for the next 3-D world and the first weekend in March was all of a sudden the right place to be to meet that desire," said Disney … [Read more...]