Heads up, Disney fans! It looks like we have a whole lot to look forward to in 2021. Not only will that year mark the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World — it could also mark the opening of Disney’s new Moana attraction!
The Walt Disney Company revealed at the 2019 D23 Expo that there are plans for a brand-new attraction inspired by Disney’s hit animated film Moana. The attraction will be opening at EPCOT, but we didn’t know much about it, and at the time of the announcement we certainly didn’t know the opening date. But as of this morning, it looks like that has changed because a new product release on shopDisney suggests that Disney’s new Moana attraction could be opening in 2021.
According to a new limited-edition attraction poster now available online on shopDisney, the Moana attraction — called Journey of Water — will be opening at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in 2021. Take a look at the product description:
Celebrate the new aquatic adventure at the reimagined Epcot with this limited edition print promoting the forthcoming Moana-inspired Journey of Water walkthrough maze. Featuring the goddess Te Fiti from the 2016 movie, the poster is printed on archival paper and will wet your appetite for the attraction’s 2021 opening at Walt Disney World.
Okay, so a 2021 opening definitely seems appropriate, considering that year marks the 50th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World Resort, and all four parks are sure to be So far, we don’t know a whole lot about Journey of Water inspired by Moana, perhaps the greatest Disney Princess role model there is. But here’s what we do know:
- It’s not a ride — it’s an experience. More specifically, the attraction is a “walkthrough maze” featuring the goddess Te Fiti that “will let guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.”
- It’s not replacing anything. Instead, the attraction will be located in an area where no attractions were previously. According to the 3D model of the reimagined EPCOT (located at the EPCOT Experience in Future World), Journey of Water will be located in “World Nature,” one of the three new lands that will be taking over Future World.
We don’t have an exact opening date for Journey of Water inspired by our favorite girl Moana, but we’ll be sure to update our website as soon as Disney makes another announcement. For now, we’ll keep getting excited for Journey of Water as well as the newly reimagined Spaceship Earth, the all-new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, and everything else Walt Disney Imagineering is bringing to this Disney park.