Disney testing flying mechanical AVATAR creature?

Jun 22, 2012 in "Pandora - The World of Avatar"

Posted: Friday June 22, 2012 9:42pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff
We almost had to check the date here for April fools, but it seems that Disney is seriously looking at creating a flying creature as part of the upcoming AVATAR land project.

The Bakersfield Californian is reporting, along with photos, that Disney has rented hangar space at a local airport, and has been test flying the mechanical creature that very closely resembles one of the flying creatures from the movie AVATAR.

"It looks real," flight trainer Justin Dyck said. "I thought it was going to be in a movie or something and they throw a little dragon in there." Restaurant manager Tammy Zaninovich snapped photos and posted them on Facebook. So much for the surprise. "It breathes fire and the mouth opens and closes," she said. "It's pretty cool."

View the photos and read the full article here.

So what do you think? Is this going to be part of an announcement  for AVATARland, part of a show that will be featured in the new land, or maybe even part of an attraction?  Let us know on our discussion forum.