Disney said 2014 for the Dwarves ride on their site.
Also rumours floating around about the Avatar section of Animal Kingdom suggesting a more advanced "soarin" type ride, a water ride (perhaps a log flume?) and a Vekoma cycle type one.
Yeah I saw that this morning on Screamscape. I really don't think Animal Kingdom needs a ride so similar to Soarin.
I for one didn't come off Soarin massively impressed, its an OK ride, but to add it to Animal Kingdom lacks imagination in my book. That park needs something groundbreaking, something that guests will flock to.
Epcot has always provided amazing ride concepts like Test Track, Mission Space and Soarin. Hollywood studios is the same with Tower of Terror, Rock and Roller Coaster and Toy Story Mania. Magic Kingdom........well it speaks for itself with the whole new Fantasyland expansion.
I just feel if the Avatar land is to be done properly they need a game changer. They need a Forbidden Journey. Not a clone of an ok ride.