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Na'vi River Journey

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 7 out of 10

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In addition to the 3D movie ride, Flight of Passage, Avatar will feature a family-friendly boat ride through the bioluminescent forest. The first concept art appeared at the D23 Expo in Japan in 2013. The ride will open officially May 27, 2017.


The GOOD: Very beautiful attraction. The animatronic at the end is a wonder to behold. The rest of the ride is beautiful and tranquil and good for the whole family to enjoy.
The BAD: It is on the shorter side and there is no real narrative in the attraction.
RATING: A beautiful ride. Worth a 30 minute wait for sure. Not a "must-do," but very enjoyable. 8/10.
The shaman figure at the attraction's finale is stunning and beautiful.
The ride is a bit on the shorter side, but it is done quite well and the animatronic is worth at least a 30 wait.

Something nice to do with the entire family as well.

Waiting under 30-45 minutes, this is a great experience. The ride is tranquil, has some amazing effects, and is overall enjoyable. Should it have been more? Oh yes. Should you wait over 45 minutes? No no no. I had a FP+, so I enjoyed myself overall. Of course I will mention Disney's most impressive animatronic ever. It is as lifelike as any animatronic could be. Just beyond incredible. I mean, I still can't believe they did it. I still slightly prefer the Lava Monster from Journey, but this one is definitely better overall. I would recommend it just for that. 8/10
This is a slow-moving family boat ride through a bioluminescent forest. It’s like a shorter version of Living with the Land featuring alien plants and a cool Audio Animatronics figure. It's nice and relaxing but if you wait more than 45 minutes for this, you will be disappointed. It's not nearly as wow-inducing, nor is it thrilling as Flight Of Passage. Instead, guests board a slow-moving boat ride for a short boat ride through a bioluminescent environment, encountering flora and fauna along the way. Although visually interesting, too much of the scenery is static, and the ride has no drop and the pace is quite short making it all feel a bit underwhelming. The finale does feature the most breathtaking Audio Animatronics figure Imagineering has ever created, making the attraction worth it, but you still get the feeling this attraction could’ve been so much more. I find it a good ride for all ages but if you wait more than 45 minutes you will be underwhelmed. It's not a must do like Flight Of Passage but it's worth checking out. 8/10
I've waited two hours to see the greatest animatronic to date. I don't recommend waiting this long unless you're really interested.
Nice , relaxing, slow boat ride through some amazing exotic plants and animals from Pandora. Impressive 9 foot tall animatronic near the end is a different level for Disney animatronics. Not a must do like Flight of Passage but worth a short wait.

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