Na'vi River Journey is a boat ride in Pandora: The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. It's worth seeing on a time-permitting basis.
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A family-friendly boat ride through the bioluminescent forests of Pandora.
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Fully expected this to be nothing more than a diversion while we waited for our FOP FastPass, but River Journey is an excellent ride in the vein of Disney's other great boat rides. While it suffers from a lack of narrative, it is every bit as immersive as its flying cousin and 'that' animatronic is a world-beater.
I know everyone hates this ride because it pales in comparison to Flight of Passage and the ride is too short, but I still think it’s a pleasant pretty ride with an amazing AA figure.
A beautiful and moving experience. This is a ride that celebrates nature and biodiversity.
For as amazing as PtWOA is and technologically advanced Flight of Passage is, you'd think Disney would have given this secondary attraction a bit more life. Instead it's a weak imitation of Small World with more projections than animatronics and a generic song that you'll hum during the ride but will forget 10 minutes later. The ride is also surprisingly short considering the scope of Pandora. We waited 20 minutes (post 90 minute line) for the one time we rode it, and felt it was 20 minutes we should have spent elsewhere. I highly recommend against locking in a FP+ reservation for this, because holding a FP+ for this attraction prevents you from getting one for Flight of Passage. It's worth doing once, but don't do it over FOP.