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Disney to build Avatar theme park

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Expect lots of blue-painted people around the Disney World area soon. The Walt Disney Company has signed a deal to build an amusement park based on James Cameron's zillion-dollar epic, Avatar. Just in case you thought that the lush, fantasy planet of Pandora couldn't get any more 3-D. Construction is set to begin in 2013. (For those keeping score at home, that's a year before the first of Avatar's two sequels is released.)

Avatar is the highest grossing film of all time, but does that distinction make it worthy of a theme park? I mean, Titanic never got even got a boat ride made after it. Surely there are lots of other films in need of an immersive, sensory experience.