Way back in 2011, two years after the original Avatar hit theaters, Walt Disney Parks announced plans for a new theme park attraction, previously known as Avatar Land and now dubbed Pandora - The World of Avatar. Construction began in 2014, although there isn't much we know about this park, including when it may finally open. Today we have word that Avatar director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau will be shedding some light on this theme park attraction this fall.
D23 announced that the filmmakers have been added to their two-day event D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures, which takes place November 19 and November 20 at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World Resort. The event is open only to members of the D23 fan club, with tickets ranging between $190 and $250 for the weekend event. Here's a description of the theme park segment from the D23 official website.
"Avatar creators James Cameron (writer, director, producer) and Jon Landau (producer) will join Imagineer Joe Rohde for Pandora - The World of Avatar, a presentation where they will unveil new details about the immersive, 12-acre land coming soon to Disney's Animal Kingdom."
The new theme park attraction will offer up the wonders of Pandora, giving park goers a chance to fly with the banshees. Fans will enter this strange, new environment to explore floating mountains and plants that glow at night. The centerpiece of Avatar Land is the Floating Mountains, which contains wooden bridges hand constructed by the Na'vi themselves. There are long and winding rivers snaking through the dense environment. And you can also see the luminescent plant life spread throughout the dense forests. The mountains themselves hover over a giant river.
The Avatar theme park is expected to open sometime in 2017, but an official debut has yet to be announced. It's possible that James Cameron and Jon Landau will announce when this park will open during this two-day D23 event. It's also possible that the filmmakers may shed some light on Avatar 2, which was recently pushed to 2018, but we'll have to wait and see.