4/01/2012

A is For Avatar
Disney is developing a theme park based around the world of Avatar. The engineers are still working on the designs so I have some suggestions. After the list you might have some too

In 2011, James Cameron and The Walt Disney Company's chief executive officer, Bob Iger, announced they'll be adding Avatar-themed attractions in Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. The area is set to cost approximately $500 million. Construction is expected to begin in 2013, with a planned opening date in 2015 after the next two sequels.

Avatar Land is expected to span several acres and will feature multiple rides and attractions, entertainment, audio-animatronics, 3-D holograms as well as retail, food and beverage outlets. 

Guys dress in costumes and on stilts could make themselves look like the 9 foot-tall Na'vi. Probably they should stay away from female Na'vi since they don't cover their breasts. They would speak in the complex Na'vi language.

The Floating Mountains
The Hallelujah Mountains (Na'vi name: Ayram alus├Čng meaning "Floating Mountains") are floating islands that circulate slowly in the magnetic currents. A motion ride or a roller coaster traveling through them would be amazing. This is also the roost of the flying Mountain Banshees, which means you could pass by a roost or group of them during the ride.

The Hometree
The Hometree could be located roughly at the center of the park. It would be the "central hub" of Disney's Avatar Park, connecting all of the other sections of the park. Several stories high, visitors could explore the catacombs and visit gift shops for a stuffed Leonopteryx. Visitors could interact with the Na'vi as they sleep, eat, weave, dance, and celebrate their connection to Eywa.

Marine Base
Marine Base is the park's main entrance. Along with providing various guest services, the Base features a number of animal habitats. Guests could encounter Fan Lizard, Hammerhead Titanothere (Hippo-Like), Hexapede (Deer-like), Prolemuris (Blue Lemurs) and the dog-like Thantor. The main paths lead deeper into the park, and onto Discovery Island.

Avatar Cafe
Avatar Cafe could also be located at the entrance of the Oasis. Guests may dine at the restaurant without entering Disney's Avatar Park, while guests entering the restaurant from within the theme park are actually exiting the park and must present their admission tickets to return to the park. Foods inspired by Na'vi native diet is served while still having traditional burgers and fries. All the servers dress like Marines.

Camp Pandora
Camp Pandora is themed as a rustic camp for kids. Here guests could meet Avatar characters like Sully, Neytiri and others. Besides the little Direhorse and Banshee ride is the Festival of the Great Leonopteryx, a live stage show featuring acrobatics and musical performances inspired by the large flying creatures culminating in a large red Toruk doing the finale.

Nighttime would be amazing since everything in the park, including the Na'vi, would glow. The floating jellyfish-like Woodsprites could float among the guests.

Climbing through Hometree, eating Na'vi food and riding Banshees? Add all these things and who wouldn't want to go? It would make a bazillion dollars.

What do you think? Did you like Avatar? What would you like to see in an Avatar theme park?
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16 comments:

Anna Smith said...

I wana ride a Banshee! :)

Jess said...

Sounds like it could be a PRETTY AWESOME theme park! Good luck with the challenge - hopefully we'll all survive it. Cheers,
                                          Jess from Tipping the Axis
            http://tippingtheaxis.blogspot.com.au/

Maurice Mitchell said...

Anna that would be sweet! Maybe a motion ride like the Star Trek Experience.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Jess, I agree. I'm not really into theme parks, but this one will be awesome!

Kristen Pelfrey said...

I think this is one of the best blog titles ever.
I would like to be that tall for a day. I wouldn't need a ride. Just the rush of having that lithe blue body would make me happy.

Dianna Fielding said...

That actually sounds pretty cool. I didn't exactly like the movie (it was too long and overdone for me), but I did like the world building. To see a world like that brought to life would be very interesting.

Danielle B. said...

I would ride that ride for sure! I loved the movie! Great post!

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remo4711 said...

I did enjoy Star Trek: the Experience. I did not, however, see Avatar. So no idea what that park will be like - but I wish them the best of luck with it! And great start to A-Z here!

YoungmanBrown said...

Lol, I want to make babies right now, just so that they can grow up, watch Avatar, and experience that theme park.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Youngman, have triplets so they can all watch the trilogy.
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Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks Remo! The Star Trek Experience ride is the benchmark for me since I'm a huge Trek fan. Eat with Klingons? Count me in! Are you part of the challenge?

Neil Fernandes said...

Cool post...But isn't "Avatar Land" like just the most creative name ever?? :P I'd rather it be called something like "Pandorama" or something...

Oh & there HAS to be a rollercoaster...I dont care what theme it revolves around but there just has to be one lol!

Oak Lawn Lady said...

Wow, that sounds awesome. I loved the movie...wasn't fussy about the 3D. Maybe I expected a Disney level in the picture.
I'm visiting on the A to Z Challenge. I love your site. 
Kathy at Oak Lawn
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Maurice Mitchell said...

Kathy thanks for the comment and visit. The 3D blew me away but that's not for everyone.

annebabywheels101 said...

I love the roller coaster ride. Hope I can bring my kids there someday with their
baby
strollers

Eywa Lavatar said...

great idea. I want to climb the huge tree!

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