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Postby DBJ » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:38 pm

I am really hoping that they are targeting to do more than 2 rides for the Avatar land. Personally, love to see a significant coaster be part of the experience. Probably too intense for the average WDW guest to do a themed B&M Flyer or Wingrider over a Pandora (Carsland/Everest) landscape. The concept art, while pretty, strikes me as 1 potentially dull float through "Small World of Pandora", and their twist of Universal's Spider-Man/Transfomers ride concept. With the movies scheduled for 2016-2018, hoping they can move a tad more quickly on the construction than some of their more recent projects. I also wonder if is not going to be developed for both Florida and China?

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Postby jray21 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:11 pm

his Imagineering team had not yet decided whether to render the media for the attraction in 3D.


If the quality ends up looking as terrible as Forbidden Journey, I'd be all for no 3D. :p
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Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:57 pm

As technology gets more and more updated when it comes to
3D and holography and inter-'dimensional' visuals and films,
I think and believe they are really trying to give us the 3D
Experience, without the use of the glasses. Eventually.
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Postby TPDave » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:16 am

I think we're a good decade or so from glasses free 3D. I expect to see holograms quite soon though. If you have control over where the viewer is I understand it's not too difficult to achieve a good hologram effect with new technology.

I'm intrigued to see how this expansion develops, the park is certainly in need of a large investment such as this!
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Postby cfc » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:20 am

jray21 wrote:
his Imagineering team had not yet decided whether to render the media for the attraction in 3D.


If the quality ends up looking as terrible as Forbidden Journey, I'd be all for no 3D. :p


It's interesting how quickly the video sections of that ride have become dated; then again, it's tough to keep up with changes in technology.
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Postby SoCalCoasters » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:07 am

jray21 wrote:
his Imagineering team had not yet decided whether to render the media for the attraction in 3D.


If the quality ends up looking as terrible as Forbidden Journey, I'd be all for no 3D. :p


The quality issues with FJ came from the movement (minuscule vibrations) of the projector screens they were mounted on.
It didn't have anything to do with the quality in which the media was rendered.
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Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:46 am

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/10/wildlife-wednesdays-rare-hartmanns-mountain-zebra-born-at-disneys-animal-kingdom-lodge-at-walt-disney-world-resort/

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, the arrival of a baby animal is always cause for celebration, but when the baby is a Hartmann’s mountain zebra, it’s even more rewarding for the animal care team. The population of this rare species of zebra is teetering at just under 50 animals in the U.S., and the Hartmann’s mountain zebra is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list of threatened species.

The filly was born earlier this month at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Guests are able to see her with her mom roaming the resort’s savanna.
Disney’s Animal Programs team is actively involved in the Hartmann’s mountain zebra Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan (SSP).

Did you know?
  • There are three species of zebra, two of which live on the savannas at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. You can see plains zebras as well as Hartmann’s mountain zebras during your stay.
  • If you look carefully, you can tell which zebra species is which by their stripes: plains zebras have wider stripes that wrap around their bellies. The Hartmann’s mountain zebras have thinner stripes that do not extend around the belly.
  • There are many theories concerning the major function of the stripes on a zebra. Most scientists believe that the zebra’s stripes may serve to break up the outline of the zebra’s body in the herd and provide some camouflage when the zebra is standing in tall grass. And no two individual zebras look exactly alike.
  • Like zebras, many local species of wildlife are threatened by loss of habitat. Creating natural habitats for the wildlife in your own backyard is a great way to help. You can do this by planting native trees, shrubs and flowers, which serve as food sources and nesting sites for the wildlife near you. To learn more about Disney’s conservation efforts, please visit http://www.disney.com/conservation
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Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:25 am

^ Awwwwww. :)
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Postby jynx242 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:39 pm

Aaaand I've had my cuteness overload for the day ;)

And I have to remind myself that I live down here now. I think I will go to Disney this weekend and see the newest addition to the family.
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Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:18 pm

I heard that the Zebras charged the Trucks and that's why they aren't on the Safari anymore. I wonder if that's true?
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