Guests taking a leisurely trip down a Na’vi river came across quite the sight recently as the impressive Na’vi Shaman of Songs audio-animatronic was caught napping on the job. As you can see in the video below, the animatronic has completely broken down as riders turned a corner that is typically meant as a grand reveal of the impressive audio-animatronic on the Na’vi River Journey ride. Twitter user vinbel12 uploaded a video he said was sent to him by someone on the attraction.
Typically, the audio-animatronic is quite lively and one of the most impressive figures ever built by Walt Disney Imagineering.
When the audio-animatronic has failed in the past, the attraction has a “B-Mode” that sees the figure replaced by a screen that contains a projection of the Shaman of Songs instead of letting the figure be seen in a broken down state by guests.
This is just the latest example of an audio-animatronic failing at the Walt Disney World theme parks. An ongoing saga is playing out at the Gran Fiesta Tour with all three of the audio-animatronics replaced by static cut-outs as the figures are worked on.
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