If you’ve ever been on Na’vi River Journey, you know it is filled with beautiful scenery and one of the most advanced and incredible animatronics on Disney World property — Big Toe.
While aboard the popular Disney Park attraction, located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom inside PANDORA — The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Resort, Guests board a riverboat to float through the mystical world of PANDORA.
While aboard the boat, Guests will float past the iconic and highly advanced Na’vi audio-animatronic, Big Toe, who you can see in the photo below.
However, it looks as though Big Toe ran into a bit of an issue (or just gave up completely) this weekend as Twitter user Vinny posted a video of the animatronic toppled over and not moving.
Was sent this video over Snapchat, the elusive Na’vi River Journey C mode where the Shaman just gives up pic.twitter.com/ve2Abs9Y5Y
— Vinny (@vinbel12) January 31, 2021
Another Walt Disney World Guest took to Twitter yesterday to share the following video along with the caption, “The Shaman is down I repeat, The Shaman is down.” As you can see in the video below, the animatronic was removed yesterday and Guests could see the Shaman on a screen instead, something that is common when the animatronic needs maintenance. It is likely that the animatronic was removed following the toppling-over incident.
Navi River Journey pt 2
The Shaman is down
I repeat, The Shaman is down pic.twitter.com/TOG5dwmRLi
— Author Brad Acevedo: Mothman’s manager (@wolfsoul4) January 30, 2021
At this time there is no word on what happened to this animatronic, but Inside the Magic will keep you updated as we get information.
Note that the attraction was up and running for most of today with only one temporary interruption of around 16 minutes. However, the attraction did face several temporary interruptions over the past week, per WDW Stats.
— WDW Stats (@WdwStats) January 31, 2021
You can see what the Big Toe animatronic is supposed to look like in our YouTube video here:
Na’vi River Journey
If you never had the opportunity to experience the Na’vi River Journey attraction at PANDORA — The World of Avatar, Disney World describes the ride as:
Feel a sense of wonder as the full beauty of the extraordinary dreamscape unfolds before your eyes.
On this visually stunning and mysterious river, you’ll glide through a series of caves and into a bioluminescent rainforest alive with the sights and sounds of exotic plants and creatures on all sides—even overhead.
Soon, you’ll join the legendary Na’vi Shaman of Songs, who demonstrates her deep connection to the life force of Pandora—and sends positive energy out into the forest through the power of her music.
Na’vi River Journey offers explorers an experience that has to be seen—and heard—to be believed!
Have you ever experienced Na’vi River Journey? Let us know in the comments below.