Thursday, October 27, 2011

Opinion of the Week: Why Disney Should Not Build "Avatar Land"

Time once again for the less then weekly Opinion of the Week! So Avatar Land, or whatever it is going to be called, is coming. I know that, I know how much I moan and complain it is not going to change anything. For me personally I really did not like Avatar. I found it boring and unoriginal. That is just my opinion so don't get upset reading this if you are a big fan. That is good for you, it just is not my thing. Now from the standpoint of Disney I do not think it is a wise decision. Here are  my four key reasons:
  • There has only been 1 Avatar movie. Disney has no way of knowing whether or not the sequels will succeed or fail.
  • Na'vi are not animals, nor even mythical like the Yeti which is in need of being fixed. Putting those creatures in is like putting in a High School Musical show in Tomorrowland which already happened.
  • They could be spending this money on a new experience not found anywhere else.
The #1 reason is that Avatar does not have the impact that Harry Potter has. This is a move to compete with Universal's Harry Potter but Harry Potter has legs and for the near future it is looking good. I think they would have been better off doing some sort of Star Wars land at Hollywood Studios since they already have a good relationship with Lucasfilm. Star Wars has been around for more then 30 years and is a proven popular franchise. In the end I have no say in what Disney does or does not do. Tell me what you think. Are you happy with this Avatar Land or would you rather see something else? Leave a comment and tell me what you think.


  1. We're on the same page...Avatar is a dud of an idea. I wish Disney could create an innovative original concept and build something around it, but I guess that is expecting too much judging by their latest output.


  2. I am glad to see I am not the only one. I really wish Disney would build new lands/attractions etc instead of making rides out of movies. Sadly gone are the days of a Figment or a Horizons or really anything that has closed down in Epcot