There’s news coming from the world of Pandora.
As most of us are patiently twiddling our thumbs waiting for Disney to open its Star Wars lands, James Cameron’s Avatar is going to beat it into the parks. Pandora: The World of Avatar will open in 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida and Io9 can exclusively reveal that Cameron himself, along with his producer Jon Landau and Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, will be on hand at the upcoming D23 Destination D event in November to reveal brand new details about the 12-acre immersive theme park section.
More information on the Disney D23 event can be found HERE.
Even though AvatarMeet 2016 has barely wound down, plans are already underway for next year’s meetup in Florida. Disney is creating Pandora right here on ‘Rrta (Earth) at their Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando. The opening date for ‘Pandora’ hasn’t yet been announced, so the dates and agenda for the 2017 AvatarMeet have not been set. One thing that is almost certain is this will be one of the more expensive meets. Again, more details will be shared as plans progress. So start saving up for AvatarMeet 2017 now!
Selected events at AvatarMeet 2016 will be presented live on the Learnnavi.org WebEx server for up to 50 participants. Check out the information on the forum for details!
June 26th Update: The Na’vi language class had 9 participants on WebEx. The class was also honored by the attendance of some of our friends at Cirque du Soleil!
The Cirque du Soleil “Toruk – The First Flight” shows that were originally slated for Raleigh, NC have been moved to Pittsburgh, PA and AvatarMeet 2016 is moving accordingly. The dates are the same, June 23 – June 26, and the tagline for this year has changed, but the show is still on! Click here for the latest information in the LearnNavi forums.
Cirque du Soleil is cancelling upcoming stops in North Carolina by two of its touring shows to protest a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.
The company said Friday that it will scrap plans for “Ovo” to play Greensboro from April 20-24 and Charlotte from July 6-10, and “Toruk — The First Flight,” which was scheduled to play Raleigh from June 22-26.
The company said in a statement that it “strongly believes in diversity and equality for every individual and is opposed to discrimination in any form.”
In their statement Cirque du Soleil says HB2 is “an important regression to ensuring human rights for all.”
– via WBTV
The 2016 AvatarMeet was centered on the Raleigh performances. The event organizers are currently evaluating options for the meet and more information will be available soon. Stay tuned for the latest in the LearnNavi Forums.
For the record, LearnNavi.org supports Cirque du Soleil’s decision in this matter.