Video of Na’vi River Journey Animatronic at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Malfunctioning

Well, we all have bad days, right?! Apparently, it was not a good day for the massive Shaman animatronic at the popular Pandora attraction called Na’vi River Journey in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. A rider caught a video of the animatronic malfunctioning (or what looks like sleeping!) on the job.


Here’s a video as shared via Twitter by @vinbel12:

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Looks like a rough day for the Shaman of Songs! The video was posted on January 31. We’re happy to say today, February 1, Na’vi River Journey is accepting guests which is a good sign Disney has awaken the Shaman.

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.