See How Disney Imagineers Created Shaman of Songs for Na’vi River Journey

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created Shaman of Songs

It’s bee a little over a year since Pandora – The World of Avatar opened in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park at the The Walt Disney World Resort.  The land has thrilled guests of all ages since its opening.  In celebration of the one year anniversary of Pandora – The World of Avatar, let’s take a look at how Disney Imagineers created Shaman of Songs for Na’vi River Journey.

Audio-Animatronics figures are a standard at Disney parks around the world.  With all of the advances in technology they are becoming more and more lifelike.  Have you ever wondered how they are created though? Today we’ve got a behind-the-scenes look at how Disney Imagineers designed the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figure in Imagineering history – the Shaman of Songs.

Guests will encounter the Shaman of Songs inside Na’vi River Journey where they will board a boat and be whisked away on an immersive journey deep into a bioluminescent rainforest on Pandora. It is there that the Shaman of Songs sits, sending positive energy out into the forest through the power of her movements and music.

Bringing the Shaman of Songs to life required the Imagineering/LEI project team to not only apply the latest technologies in robotics, but also develop an estimated 20 new technologies to bring this figure to life. They wanted to make the shaman as real as possible and that meant keeping the figure’s tech as hidden as they could!

Check out this video to see just how they brought the Shaman of Songs to inside Na’vi River Journey!

Have you paid a visit to the Shaman of the Songs by taking a ride on Na’vi River Journey at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park? What has been your favorite part of Pandora – World of Avatar over the past year?!

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