New York Times reporter Brooks Barnes tweeted that The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has publicly hinted at “Avatar” experiences possibly being built elsewhere:
The comment, which came from a conference wherein Iger discussed Disney’s recent decision to build its own streaming services as a Netflix competitor, also sheds light on the company’s hope for future growth with the film series, for which they hold theme park rights.
While other high-profile Disney properties, like the forthcoming “ Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ” appear primed for global expansion, Pandora — The World of Avatar, which has been open for just 15 weeks, has already proven itself a swift success.
The stirring Avatar Flight of Passage 3D attraction, which takes guests on an exploratory journey through Pandora from atop a banshee, regularly clocks the longest wait times across Disney’s four Florida Theme Parks.
With its placement within Disney’s Animal Kingdom, a theme park that exists solely in Florida, it’s tricky to estimate where a new “Avatar” property may eventually land.
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