James Cameron added to D23 event to talk 'Pandora – The World of AVATAR'

Aug 15, 2016 in "Pandora - The World of Avatar"

Posted: Monday August 15, 2016 1:20pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The official D23 Disney fan Club has added more talent to its upcoming "D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures" event coming to Walt Disney World later this year.

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 12-acre land opening in 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The event takes place November 19 and 20, 2016 at Disney's Contemporary Resort, with tickets costing between $190 and $250 depending on D23 membership level.

In addition, the event will include a conversation with Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Plus, Moana screenwriter Jared Bush (co-writer/co-director Zootopia) will be on hand to provide guests an exclusive advance look at the making of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest animated feature.

Cameron, Landau, and Chapek join previously announced Disney Legends Marty Sklar and Tony Baxter; Walt Disney Imagineers Rohde, Chris Merritt, Jason Grandt, and Wyatt Winter; producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast); and Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline. The event, exclusively for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, celebrates landmarks of the past, present, and future, from the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean to the planet of Pandora.

The Walt Disney Archives will present a special exhibit created exclusively for the event: Walt’s Great Adventures, featuring photographs, props, and models that showcase Walt Disney’s personal voyages, including his trip to South America in 1941, as well as some of his most memorable creations for television, film, and theme parks, such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Additionally, during the weekend, guests will be among the first to see the new Ethan Allen | Disney home furnishing line in person.

Additional D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures presentations announced include:

  • Welcome to Adventureland: Set off on a journey through “Adventurelands” at Disney Parks around the world, beginning with a rare look at artist Harper Goff’s exotic concepts for Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
  • Tales from the Jungle Cruise: Fans of “the backside of water” unite! Discover the legendary history of the world-famous attraction with a panel of wisecracking experts, including a behind-the-scenes look at recent holiday overlays and the new Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort’s 45th Anniversary: From tropical hideaways to enchanting entertainment, celebrate the spirit of aloha as D23 looks back at 45 years of the classic South Pacific-themed getaway.

The weekend event will take place in the convention center 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. All guests will receive a special gift created exclusively for the event, and attendees are guaranteed seats at all panels and presentations. Mickey’s of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, returns with a pop-up shop at the event for attendees, featuring a selection of exclusive Walt Disney Imagineering merchandise as well as limited-edition pins, apparel, and collectibles themed to the event.

Find out more at http://d23.com/events.

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TheDisneyParksfanC8Mar 30, 2024

Maybe even Paris as well per Iger's recent words.

TheCoasterNerdMar 18, 2024

Dear God how long ago this was posted - back when I was a simple lurker. But yeahhh its still the most popular land in the park, and so popular its being replicated (or not, or it is, or it isn't, who knows) at DLR. 10 years later. Sorry!

DisneyDrewMay 15, 2017

WDWtravelerMay 04, 2017

Photo update as of Thursday, May 4. The construction wall/barricade has been removed from the new bus transportation shelter. You will note there are only two bus stops (see the upright poles where the bus stops). One bus stop will be sheltered, and one will be in the open. These two bus stops are specifically designed for the double-length buses. The queue fences have been installed, but yet to be painted brown. The new pavement that connects the Animal Kingdom entrance walkway to the new bus transportation shelters. Work crews were busy installing the railings along the walkway. Bales of pine needles in the background for landscaping. 202992

wdisney9000May 04, 2017

Watever helps you sleep at night, bruh......

MisterPenguinMay 04, 2017

lrn2math There is no conflict between what I said and what jgg said.

wdisney9000May 04, 2017

Haha,.....MisterPenguin got schooled.

matt9112May 03, 2017

with no drop and a newer set up i dont think this will have potc issues...with no drop no issue.

Brian SwanMay 03, 2017

I like this guy (or gal)!

MisterPenguinMay 03, 2017

I have a feeling that we'll soon be talking about Schrödinger's family...

jggMay 03, 2017

No misunderstanding here. First of all, you yourself start by deriving the dispatch interval (I bolded it) - which is exactly what @gorillaball said was the one number you need. Since that's the value you need, why not just measure that directly rather than trying to guess at the total # of boats? Second, you've ignored load time and resource contention/starvation. Your hypothetical 5 minute ride will have a different throughput if the load time is 10 seconds vs. 100 seconds - a difference which is already accounted for in the dispatch interval. You can say that your 5 minutes includes load/unload time, but that's not really the common usage of 'ride time' and it's that kind of ambiguous language that leads to people talking past each other. Yeah, if you have the right data you can derive the same result the way you described - these are pretty simple mathematical relationships after all - but it's a really roundabout way of of doing it and requires data that's less easily obtained than just counting off seconds between dispatches. The proper way to model this is as a wave function where each peak represents a ride vehicle. Thus, the period of the wave is the time between dispatches and the inverse of the period (frequency) is the dispatch interval; frequency * capacity = throughput. Modelling this way has a couple of advantages: First, it's fully specified and easily measured. Second, we have lots of well-understood mathematical tools for manipulating, composing, and decomposing waves, which is useful for modelling the system as part of a larger whole.

KrzyKttyMay 03, 2017

I could probably fit my family of 4 in the one row easily, but my husband and I are smallish people with two small kids.

gorillaballMay 03, 2017

The way you explain it there isn't false, you are just going about it a different way (a harder way in my opinion) to get to the same result. For one you are dividing the number of boats (unknown and usually not easy to find) by the ride time (also somewhat unknown, 4-5 minutes). When all someone needs to do is time the average dispatch and you have the answer. So - we aren't totally saying different things. I'm just saying on any new ride the number of vehicles isn't a needed requirement and is usually much harder to find then setting a stop watch and watching dispatch, something that can be done in one viewing of a few minutes. Then if those boats that are dispatched go for 3 minutes or 30 minutes using 3 boats or 300 boats - all information that's not needed because I just viewed boats of X people dispatching every X seconds.

raymusiccityMay 02, 2017

There might be some minor issues with weight distribution! :)