As the Disney Parks continue to grow in success around the world, the Walt Disney Co. has announced it is now officially planning to add an Avatar experience to Disneyland as it looks for more ways to appeal to its guests.
During the company’s recent first-quarter earnings call, CEO Bob Iger discussed the massive success of the latest Avatar film, which is currently the fourth biggest film of all time globally with almost $2.2 billion earned at the box office to date. From this incredible success, it has inspired the creation of an Avatar experience at Disneyland in California.
It’s worth mentioning that Iger did not reveal what type of Avatar experience will be created at the west coast park. However, one is coming all the same and we’re excited!
Currently, the only Disney Park in the world to have an Avatar-themed land and attractions is Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which contains Pandora – The World of Avatar. Within this area is an incredibly themed land featuring restaurants, shops, and two major attractions, including Avatar – Flight of Passage and Navi River Journey.
“We have learned that when we invest in increasing capacity, the Star Wars lands would be a good example of that, Pandora was a great example of that, we can grow our business. In fact, if you look at the results, when we put Pandora in Animal Kingdom, from year to year, they were stunning in terms of how many more people visited Animal Kingdom,” Iger explained.
At this time we can only speculate where this attraction might end up at the Disneyland Resort. Currently, Disney California Adventure contains less attractions than Disneyland Park, which makes us wonder if the attraction might end up there. But of course, it’s impossible to call at this point.
What are your thoughts on the fact that Disney is officially planning to bring an Avatar experience to Disneyland? What type of attraction would you like to see? Let us know in the comments!