Disney World shows off 'Avatar' animatronic on Na'vi River Journey ride: First look

ORLANDO, Fla. -- We’ve come a long way since Walt Disney first created the audio animatronics inside the Tiki Room.

As Disney World prepares to open Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom in Florida, video of the Na’vi River Journey’s star feature has been wowing theme park fans on social media.

Toward the end of the bioluminescent rainforest adventure, riders come face to face with a Na’vi Shaman. There are countless videos already on YouTube from people who were lucky enough to experience the attraction early, many people expressing their awe at how lifelike it appears.

Pandora – The World of Avatar opens to the general public on Saturday, May 27.

The other ride within the new land is Avatar Flight of Passage, which is a 3D motion simulator experience.

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