“Iger added, in response to a question, that design work is ‘just beginning’ for the Avatar attraction planned for Animal Kingdom in Orlando — and ‘in all likelihood’ it won’t open until 2015. He says the company is ‘working on some concepts’ to introduce attractions involving Marvel characters. They’re also ‘kicking around ideas’ to enhance the presence of Pirates Of The Caribbean and Cars at the parks. ‘It would be tough to do walk-around characters’ for Cars, he said.”
Disney’s Bob Iger Remarks on Theme Park Developments
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.