With Disney’s Animal Kingdom now open, we wanted to take a closer look at the Na’vi River Journey safety measures and social distancing that has been implemented. This post is part of a series of posts that will hopefully help you determine if a Walt Disney World visit is right for you and your family during unprecedented times.
Na’vi River Journey is the second attraction in Pandora – The World of Avatar, behind the headlining Flight of Passage attraction. On Na’vi River Journey, guests take a mystical journey by boat deep into Pandora’s glowing bioluminescent rainforest. Guests eventually float by the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, an impressive figure who connects to the rainforest via her song, sending positive energy out into the forest through the power of her music.
Na’vi River Journey has an extended queue to allow for the highest demand periods that we’ve observed since the parks reopened. At most times, the wait is just a few minutes long, but it can build at random times throughout the day.
Like other attractions at Walt Disney World, Na’vi River Journey implements the use of plexiglass where strict social distancing isn’t possible. At some points in the queue, the social distancing markers are set far enough apart to not require a plexiglass barrier, but the closer you get to the ride, the more plexiglass you’ll experience. Here’s a look at the queue.
The extended queue begins on the left in the image below. The queue on the right is for Flight of Passage.
Here’s a look inside the covered portion of the queue, including social distancing markers and plexiglass barriers.
The only modification to the ride is that your party will get your own private reed boat. There will be no grouping of different parties, no matter how large or small your party size is.
There is no modification to the experience beyond the social distancing measures described above.