EPCOT’s ‘Moana’ Attraction Reaches a New Milestone

“Make way, make way!” EPCOT’s theme park overhaul is well underway, and we’re getting closer and closer to the exciting reveal of the highly-anticipated EPCOT experience, Journey of Water Inspired by Moana.

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana
Journey of Water Inspired by Moana (Credit: Disney)

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The EPCOT transformation into four neighborhoods, including World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature, and World Showcase, is resulting in new experiences for the Disney Park. We’ve welcomed EPCOT’s new roller coaster, Guardians of Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, in World Discovery. And now we’re seeing Moana take shape in the World Nature neighborhood.

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana
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We learned at the 2022 D23 Expo that the estimated completion for EPCOT’s Journey of Water attraction is “late 2023.” As we’ve watched the attraction’s construction slowly develop with rock formations in the Park, Disney fans have also learned the attraction will feature a stunning 16-foot-tall Te Fiti!

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And now, the Moana attraction has reached a new milestone… receiving its very own landing page! The Journey of Water Inspired by Moana landing page on Disney’s website describes the EPCOT attraction as “Where Water Comes to Life”:

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“Stroll along a self-guided outdoor trail where you can play and interact with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again. Along the way, learn about the importance of water and discover its playful personality—just as Moana did on her heroic voyage.”

“Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is scheduled to open within World Nature—the EPCOT neighborhood dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty and balance of the natural world.”

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana
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This is an excellent sign of progress and confirmation that Walt Disney Imagineering is on track with Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana’s development. Just recently, we shared the news that TRON Lightcylce / Run at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park has finally gotten its own landing page after over 5 years of construction.

In addition to Journey of Water Inspired by Moana, 2023 will also welcome EPCOT’s first-ever Walt statue located near Spaceship Earth in the World Celebration neighborhood called “Walt the Dreamer.”

Walt the Dreamer (Credit: Disney)

As always, we will be sure to keep Disney Tips readers updated as we learn more about the progress of Journey of Water Inspired by Moana as the new attraction prepares for opening in “late 2023.”

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