Disney World Animatronic Abruptly Breaks Down Mid-Ride

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Both Images: Credit Screenshot via @erinn_disneyplanner

If you’ve ever been on Na’vi River Journey at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you know it is filled with beautiful scenery and one of the most advanced and incredible animatronics on Disney World property — Big Toe.

Well, when Disney Guests were riding the Animal Kingdom attraction this weekend, it seems as though Big Toe decided to take a nap mid-ride as the animatronic abruptly stopped working.

Na'vi River Journey
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Erinn (@erinn_disneyplanner) took to TikTok to share a video of their recent visit to Na’vi River Journey, where you can clearly see the Big Toe animatronic stop working mid-ride:

Na’vi River Breakdown! #ridebreakdown #disney #naviriverjourney #ridefail #erinn_disneyplanner #disneyadult #disneytiktok #disneyworld #animalkingdom


Na’vi River Breakdown! #ridebreakdown #disney #naviriverjourney #ridefail #erinn_disneyplanner #disneyadult #disneytiktok #disneyworld #animalkingdom

♬ original sound – erinn_disneyplanner

This is not the first time we reported on Big Toe malfunctioning while Guests were on the ride. Earlier this year, we shared how the animatronic toppled over, which you can read more about here. We are unsure as to what caused the animatronic to stop working mid-ride, but it seems as though the situation has been fixed as the ride is up and running with no other reports of Big Toe malfunctioning.

You can see what the Big Toe animatronic is supposed to look like in our YouTube video here:

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!

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Related: Animatronic Removed From Na’vi River Journey

Have you ever been on Na’vi River Journey? Let us know in the comments below.

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