Disney to build ‘Avatar’ attraction in theme parks

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GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has agreed on an exclusive deal to build attractions based on James Cameron’s “Avatar” at its theme parks, starting with its Animal Kingdom park in Orlando, Fla.

CEO Bob Iger made the announcement at a news conference on Tuesday.

Cameron, who is working on the second and third installments of the top-grossing film of all time, said the attractions would be a way to bring the lush world of Pandora to life.

Cameron told reporters, “this is a pretty darned exciting project.”