‘Shaman of Songs’ Animatronic MISSING from Pandora’s Na’vi River Journey?


WALT DISNEY WORLD (Orlando, Florida) — Is the Shaman of Songs broken, down for maintenance or being tucked away to avoid the wrath of Hurricane Irma?

Whatever the case may be, she wasn’t present on a trip through Pandora’s Na’vi River Journey attraction. In her place was a projection of the animatronic. You can see for yourself in the video below.

The Shaman of Songs debuted in May, and is Disney’s most advanced audio-animatronic to date. Featuring incredibly lifelike and fluid motions, she raised the bar for what Imagineering can accomplish and makes us wonder what they will come up with for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

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Here is a final closeup of the Shaman of Songs projection…

The Shaman of Songs is a projection when the animatronic is not available. (Photo: Sauvageau)
[Video: John Sauvageau]

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    • Weird! It’s interesting that they have a screen with a movie ready to go in case she breaks down. Good to hear she’s back, though! I feel bad for John — his first ridethrough and she’s not there!


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