Exciting Milestone Revealed On EPCOT’s Upcoming Attraction

From Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT, fans are always keeping up to date on the newest attractions coming to Walt Disney World.

For example, you probably know that TRON Lightcycle Run will soon debut in Magic Kingdom, and the Walt Disney World Railroad will be up and running again soon. But Magic Kingdom isn’t the only Disney Park awaiting new attractions: Over in EPCOT, Walt Disney Imagineering has been working hard to bring Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, to life.

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Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, is a self-guided outdoor trail giving Guests a chance to “play and interact with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again,” according to the official Walt Disney World website. “Along the way, learn about the importance of water and discover its playful personality-just as Moana did on her heroic voyage.”

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Credit: Walt Disney Imagineering on Instagram

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Over Thanksgiving, Walt Disney Imagineering shared exciting progress photos of the upcoming attraction, showing intricate details and references to Disney films Moana (2016) and Finding Nemo (2003). Now, another exciting update has been noticed by Guests: Te Fiti can now be seen at the future attraction’s site!

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Theme park reporter Scott Gustin shared a Tweet announcing this exciting new development and progress on the upcoming attraction. Fans of the film Moana will recognize Te Fiti as the life-creating goddess who swiftly turns into Te Kā, a fiery demon, when her heart is stolen by the demi-god, Maui. After Moana restores the heart, Te Fiti returns to her forgiving, life-giving self.

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Gustin continues the Twitter thread with even more news on the Te Fiti sculpture at the future site of Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana in EPCOT.

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, is scheduled to open in Walt Disney World’s EPCOT in late 2023.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.