Disney and James Cameron Plan 'Avatar' Theme Park Attractions

| by Michael Allen

The Walt Disney Company announced a collaboration with director James Cameron to create Avatar-themed attractions at Disney parks beginning in 2013. The first Avatar-themed land will be at Disney World's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fl.

Disney plans to eventually expand 'Avatar' to other Disney parks around the world. Cameron and his 'Avatar' film producing partner Jon Landau will be creative consultants and assist in the design and development of the attractions.

In a statement, Cameron said: "Avatar created a world which audiences can discover again and again and now, through this incredible partnership with Disney, we'll be able to bring Pandora to life like never before. With two new Avatar films currently in development, we'll have even more locations, characters and stories to explore."

'Avatar,' released in December 2009 by Fox Studios, earned nearly $2.8 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of all time. It won three Academy Awards and two Golden Globes.