Disney has announced the creation of a new "land" at Disney's Animal Kingdom which will be based on the movie Avatar. The Disney fan community has gone bonkers trying to figure out what it all means and how it will all work out. So far, everyone is asking the question - "How will Avatarland affect The Animal Kingdom?". But my question is... "How will being connected to a Disney theme park affect the next Avatar movie?".
Could there be a "reverse effect" which helps boost the fan base of the Avatar movie series? (there are 2 more already in the works). I still have not seen the movie. Now that they are going to create a whole "land" at Walt Disney World based on this movie, I want to see it!
I realize that the Disney "Kook Base" isn't that large compared to the overall population of the world (the real world), but I'm wondering if someone, somewhere felt that this move could create an increased interest in the coming sequel.
As far as the more immediate question being posed by Disney fans - "How will this work out at Walt Disney World?"... I welcome it. I don't think I've ever seen many of the movies that the Disney attractions are based on, yet I love the attractions, and I have to admit... I've never watched an entire Star Wars movie, yet I love Star Tours. I mean, there weren't even movies for Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, or Space Mountain when these attractions were created, yet those are 3 of my 5 favorite rides! I don't know of an Expedition Everest movie (and there may be one, but if so, I've never seen it) yet EE is one of my favorite attractions EVER! So my answer to the question is... I don't know, but I look forward to what the Disney imagineers create!