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Jan 11

Groundbreaking for AVATAR-Inspired Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney released a photo and video about the ground breaking for the Avatar Land at Animal Kingdom. With Camp Minnie-Mickey now closed, construction will be getting underway for an expected opening in a couple years.

Construction Begins For AVATAR-Inspired Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom | Disney Parks

Groundbreaking for AVATAR-Inspired Land at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Using Na’vi-inspired shovels and assisted by a NaÕvi (photo illustration), (left to right) George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort; Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, United States and France; Tom Staggs, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; a NaÕvi; Jon Landau, AVATAR Producer; Bruce Vaughn, chief creative executive of Walt Disney Imagineering; and Joe Rohde, creative executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, pose Jan. 8, 2014 during the ceremonial groundbreaking of an AVATAR-inspired land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The multi-year and largest expansion in DisneyÕs Animal Kingdom history, the new land will invite Walt Disney World Resort guests to experience the wonders of Pandora when they fly with the banshees, encounter the NaÕvi and explore a rich cultural environment with mountains that float and interactive plants that glow at night. (David Roark, photographer)

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