Guests Can Now Meet This Adventerous Princess in EPCOT

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If visiting EPCOT isn’t on your Disney bucket list for this fall, you’ll want to add it after all these new additions. Walt Disney World is continually growing. The Resort offers four Parks, two water Parks, Disney’s BoardWalk, Disney Springs, and many Resort Hotels. All of these spaces offer so many experiences that are guaranteed to be lasting memories.

At Walt Disney World, Guests can visit four Parks, which include Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios. Each Park has unique experiences with attractions, dining, and nighttime spectaculars. The Parks at Disney World are known for their respective attractions and one-of-a-kind adventures featuring iconic rides that make each trip special. Joining the classic attractions with reimagined ones and new additions is what makes Guests always want to come back for more.

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During the Destination D23 event held in September, Josh D’Amaro revealed updates coming to Walt Disney World. All four Parks were receiving new experiences, including attractions, some being reimagined and some brand-new to the Parks. EPCOT, which opened in 1982, was a personal vision of Walt Disney. His intention was for the Park to be a livable town originally. While that didn’t pan out quite as he envisioned, the Park became known for its inspiration, innovation, and use of technology. EPCOT represents the past, the present, and the future with its everlasting yearning to grow and change.

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Also announced at the largest fan event were all the changes coming to EPCOT. The Park expects a classic attraction, Test Track, to be reimagined while Imagineers work with Chevrolet. Additionally, one of the newest attractions coming to Walt Disney World is set to open in a few short days, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. If that’s not enough, Figment is now featured in the Imagination! Pavilion for fan meet and greets.

Figment’s meet and greet isn’t the only one to come to EPCOT. As the exploring Princess Moana inspires the newest attraction, so is the new experience that opened yesterday.


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Meet and Greet With Moana

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, is a self-guided tour with adventure, water, and of course, Moana. As Guests explore the immersive lush area, they’ll be greeted by the stunning Te Fiti statue and nature’s beauty. The new attraction opens on October 16 but has released a soft opening that began yesterday through October 15.

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With the soft opening, Guests can experience the new attraction right before its grand opening. But what’s more? Moana is not just appearing at the attraction as the massive green statue. She is the special guest right across the way for fans to meet!

A brand new meet and greet with Moana opened yesterday, October 6, in her dedicated space in World Nature.

Will you be visiting EPCOT to meet Moana? Let us know in the Facebook comments what you are most excited about for Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana!

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.