Today, we stopped by the Na’vi River Journey ride and sailed through the gorgeous land of Pandora — but one BIG part of the ride was missing.
One of the things the Na’vi River Journey is known for is the amazing animatronics inside the ride. The animatronics portray the Na’vi people from the movie Avatar. Today, while we were on this ride, we noticed that one was missing.
The Shaman of Songs animatronic was not in its usual spot. Instead, there was a screen with a video of the Shaman playing.
FYI: The Shaman of Songs animatronic is gone from Na’vi River Journey today. You’ll see a screen in its place.🌀 pic.twitter.com/DLA2hs3waV
— AJ Wolfe (@DisneyFoodBlog) September 6, 2021
This happens fairly regularly in Disney World, as Imagineers take the machines to be serviced or fixed.
We’ve seen it happen before over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride and Rise of the Resistance, as well as on other rides throughout the Disney parks. Does anyone else still crack up when they remember the plant replacement for Donald Duck’s animatronic in the Gran Fiesta Tour ride in EPCOT?
So we’re expecting the Na’vi Shaman to return to the Pandora attraction soon! But for now, you will just see the Shaman of Songs on a screen. Keep following DFB for more news about what’s going on in Disney World.
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