Crunchyroll Expo 2018

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As we wind down both summer and the convention-goer’s season, I had the opportunity to check out a relatively new con to the year’s schedule: Crunchyroll Expo. Crunchyroll, known to anime fans as the largest anime streaming service in the world, held their second-ever Expo this past Labor Day weekend at the convention center in … Continue reading "Crunchyroll Expo 2018"
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Disney Dedicates Pandora — The World of Avatar

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 24, 2017) — In grand preview dedication ceremonies for media today, Disney’s Animal Kingdom unveiled a world out of this world – of massive mountains floating in the sky, rainforests pulsing light and breathtaking flights for explorers soaring above an alien moon on the backs of great winged banshees. When … Continue reading "Disney Dedicates Pandora — The World of Avatar"
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Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Explore the Magic of Nature in a Distant World Unlike Any Other

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When it opens on May 27, 2017, Pandora - The World of Avatar, based on Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron's record-breaking film AVATAR, will immerse guests in a mystical world of massive floating mountains, bioluminescent rainforests and breathtaking new experiences. Fun and adventure await in this entirely new land found in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Here guests explore an awesome alien landscape, encounter a larger-than-life Na'vi shaman and soar over Pandora on the back of a fearsome mountain banshee.
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Awe-Inspiring Adventure! Avatar Flight of Passage is Thrilling Centerpiece in Pandora – The World of Avatar

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An immersive new adventure, Avatar Flight of Passage, is set to open May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom. A shining star of the all-new land, Pandora - The World of Avatar, this 3-D expedition transports travelers on a sweeping, simulated flight over Pandora's colorful landscape. Guests soar around floating mountains, plunge through ancient caverns and skim across roaring oceans, culminating in a realistic encounter with the fiercest king of the air, the Great Leonopteryx, which boasts a 45-foot wingspan.
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Wonderment and Unforgettable Encounters Await at the New Na’vi River Journey in Pandora – The World of Avatar

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When Pandora - The World of Avatar opens on May 27, 2017, the new Na'vi River Journey will also open. A family-friendly expedition, the Na'vi River Journey takes guests on an adventure down a gentle, mysterious river hidden within the sacred bioluminescent rainforest in search of the Na'vi Shaman of Songs. The 4-1/2-minute ride will be available as a FastPass+ experience.
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“Destination D: Amazing Adventures” Day One Continued

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Continuing on the first day of D23’s “Destination D 2016: Amazing Adventures,” film producer Don Hahn and Becky Cline, Director of the Walt Disney Archives took the audience on “A Look Back at Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures.” (No photography or recording was permitted during the presentations. All photos thereof are courtesy of D23.) Through a … Continue reading "“Destination D: Amazing Adventures” Day One Continued"
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“Destination D 2016: Amazing Adventures” A Conversation with Bob Chapek

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On November 19-20, D23 held its second biennial Destination D at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World, “Destination D: Amazing Adventures.” The weekend’s emphasis was on Adventure, in all its many incarnations throughout Disney properties around the world, and with a particular eye towards new and upcoming exotica. (No photography or recording was permitted … Continue reading "“Destination D 2016: Amazing Adventures” A Conversation with Bob Chapek"
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Destination D: Amazing Adventures Adds James Cameron, Jon Landau, Bob Chapek to Event Roster

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D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures presented by Ethan Allen | Disney, has added several attendees to its list of panelists. AVATAR creators James Cameron and Jon Landau will join Imagineer Joe Rohde for Pandora - The World of AVATAR, a presentation during which they will unveil new details about the 12-acre land coming soon to Disney's Animal Kingdom. In addition, the event will include a conversation with Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and a session with Moana screenwriter Jared Bush. This D23 event will take place November 19-20, 2016 at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Tickets, currently on sale, are $190 each for D23 Gold and Gold Family Members. Tickets are also available to D23 General Members for $250 per ticket. Further details about the program and tickets can be found at D23.com/Events.
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AVATAR Coming to Disney Parks

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Long-term agreement will bring AVATAR themed lands to Disney parks, with the first at Walt Disney World in Orlando BURBANK (September 20, 2011) – Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide is joining forces with visionary filmmaker James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to bring the world of AVATAR to life at Disney parks. Through an … Continue reading "AVATAR Coming to Disney Parks"
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