Avatar theme park to be built

Avatar theme park to be builtAn ‘Avatar’ theme park is to be built.  The Walt Disney Company has confirmed an entertainment ground will be created – based on the James Cameron-directed movie about an alien world invaded by humans to exploit for resources – at the Animal Kingdom Theme Park in Florida, US.

Speaking about the park’s creation, Canadian filmmaker James said: “I quickly realised that their vision for this thing was far beyond what I’d imagined – and I’ve got a pretty good imagination.

“‘Avatar’ celebrates our interaction with nature and nature’s wonder and diversity. Putting our ‘Avatar’ themed-land into Animal Kingdom is extremely exciting.”

In addition to a traditional theme park with rides, the area will also include shops and places to eat and drink.

Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs added: “Our lands are going to be complete. They will include attractions, entertainment, shops, food and beverages. They’re going to be highly developed and fully-themed.”

Construction on the sites is set to star in 2013.

Since its release in 2009, ‘Avatar’ – which also starred Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver – has made $2.7 billion worldwide.

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