by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort
Can you believe that the opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar is less than a month away? Today we’re thrilled to give you a first look at the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, a character who guests can spot within the Na’vi River Journey attraction.
Encountering the shaman is a highlight of this fun family attraction, in which guests sail down a mysterious river hidden within a bioluminescent rainforest filled with glowing plants and wondrous creatures. The river journey culminates when guests spot the shaman, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora and celebrates that beautiful connection through her music.
The Na’vi Shaman of Songs is the most complicated Audio-Animatronics figure ever created by Walt Disney Imagineering. While our new photo and video offer a glimpse of the shaman in her forest setting, you might have seen her in this television commercial released earlier this year, where she says how she “looks forward to seeing you on Pandora.” Many assumed the shaman was computer generated, but it was actually the real shaman who now calls Pandora’s Mo’ara Valley home.
An encounter with the Na’vi Shaman of Songs is just one of the many thrilling experiences that await you in in Pandora.
Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for more news about the opening of this exciting new land.
* This article and video first appeared on the Disney Parks Blog at https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/04/first-look-meet-the-navi-shaman-of-songs-from-the-navi-river-journey-attraction/