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Disney Bets On 'Avatar' Theme Park

Landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora artificial flora surrounds the walkways at the World of Avatar attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in April. (John Raoux/AP)
Landscaping consisting of real Earth plant species mixed with sculpted Pandora artificial flora surrounds the walkways at the World of Avatar attraction in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in April. (John Raoux/AP)

Eight years after “Avatar” came out, Disney is hoping the film’s success will translate to a new theme park. Pandora — The World of Avatar opens later this week near Orlando, Florida.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jason Bellini ( @jasonbellini) of The Wall Street Journal about the $500 million park.

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