Construction has begun on the new Avatar themed land coming to Animal Kingdom

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The Avatar themed land coming to Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom was announced back in 2011, and it looks like construction is finally underway at the park.

The park held a groundbreaking ceremony with blue, Na’vi-inspired shovels and even a Na’vi character, pictured above.

“Disney’s Animal Kingdom is already home to some of our guests’ favorite attractions,” said Tom Staggs, who is the chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “With AVATAR, we are adding a spectacular new world and an exciting set of attractions unlike any our guests have experienced. The expansion now under way will make the park a true full-day, must-see experience

The new area is a collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Avatar’s creator James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment.  This expansion is one part of many new things coming to Animal Kingdom in the coming years, such as a new nighttime show and even a nighttime version of the  Kilimanjaro Safaris.

via DPB

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