Na'vi River Journey

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Na'vi River Journey
Boat for Na'vi River Journey (34716522955).jpg
Disney's Animal Kingdom
AreaPandora – The World of Avatar
Coordinates28°21′19″N 81°35′29″W / 28.3553624°N 81.5915239°W / 28.3553624; -81.5915239Coordinates: 28°21′19″N 81°35′29″W / 28.3553624°N 81.5915239°W / 28.3553624; -81.5915239
StatusOperating
Soft opening dateMay 26, 2017 (2017-05-26)[1]
Opening dateMay 27, 2017 (2017-05-27)[2][3]
General statistics
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
Lightstorm Entertainment
Audio-animatronicsYes
MusicJames Horner
Simon Franglen
Fastpass+ available
Must transfer from wheelchair

Na'vi River Journey is a dark ride attraction at Disney's Animal Kingdom's Pandora – The World of Avatar. The ride takes guests through the Kasvapan River of Pandora from the 2009 film Avatar, showcasing native animals and bioluminescent flora, with inclusion of Audio-animatronics.[4]

The Shaman's Song[edit]

The Na'vi Shaman of Songs featured in the attraction is Disney's most advanced Audio-Animatronic to date.[5] There is a song the Shaman of Songs sings during the ride in the Na'vi language. Dr. Paul Frommer, the creator of the Na'vi language, posted the lyrics the shaman sings on his blog.[6] The Na'vi lyrics and their English translation are as follows:

Na'vi - "Way Tiretuä" English - "The Shaman's Song"
1

Ma Na’rìng alor,

Mì Na’rìng lu tsngawpay.

Atokirina’.

Awnga leym, lereym san,

Ma Eywa (3X).

O beautiful forest,

There are tears in the forest.

Woodsprite(s).

We cry out, calling,

"O Eywa!" (3X)

2

’Awstengyawnem,

Ma Sa’nok aNawm.

Atokirina’.

Awnga leym, lereym san,

Ma Eywa (3X).

Connected as one,

O Great Mother.

Woodsprite(s).

We cry out, calling,

"O Eywa!" (3X)

3

Tìnewfa leNa’vi,

Na’rìng tìng lawr.

Atokirina’.

Awnga leym, lereym san,

Ma Eywa (3X).

By the People's will,

the forest is singing.

Woodsprite(s).

We cry out, calling,

"O Eywa!" (3X)

The soundtrack for Na'vi River Journey was released on January 4, 2019 by Walt Disney Records on the Pandora – World of Avatar soundtrack. The liner notes of this release credit Sandra Benton for the vocals of the Shaman of Songs and the Slovak National Symphony in Bratislava as the recording orchestra for the music[7].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolf, Colin. "Disney's Pandora: The World of Avatar is now in soft-opening mode". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Pandora – The World of Avatar to Open May 27, Star Wars Lands Coming in 2019 - The Walt Disney Company". The Walt Disney Company. February 7, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Smith, Thomas (February 7, 2017). "Just Announced: Pandora – The World of Avatar Will Open May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Martens, Todd (August 14, 2015). "Here's what Disney World's 'Avatar' land will be like". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Martens, Todd (May 2, 2017). "A visit to Disney's Pandora — what we learned". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Way Tiretuä—The Shaman's Song | Na'viteri.org". naviteri.org. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Pandora: The World of Avatar by James Horner & Simon Franglen, retrieved January 20, 2019

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