‘Moana’-Inspired Journey of Water Site Now Visible at EPCOT

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Back in 2019, Disney shared that an all-new attraction themed after the story of Moana would be arriving at EPCOT. The new attraction will be called Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana and, according to Disney officials, will be the “first-ever experience inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit film [and] will let Guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.”

At this time, we do not have an opening date for the attraction, however, we can now see an actual construction site for the upcoming Moana-themed attraction, which is near Spaceship Earth at EPCOT.

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Thanks to bioreconstruct on Twitter, we can now see the site for where the Moana-inspired attraction — Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana — will sit. They posted the following photo along with the caption:

Aerial look at activity where Festival Area and Moana Journey of Water are planned. Dirt is staged in piles.

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Bioreconstruct also shared another aerial photo of the construction site along with the caption:

This aerial photo seems to show that dirt from excavations has been staged in piles at planned site of Moana Journey of Water.

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And lastly, bioreconstruct showed an in-park view of the current Moana construction site, sharing:

An in park view of dirt staged from a nearby excavation at the Moana Journey of Water site.

Again, at this time we do not have an opening date for the attraction but Disney recently did indicate it would open sometime in 2021. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information regarding Journey of Water.

Please keep in mind that the upcoming Moana-inspired attraction is just that — An attraction, not a ride. Think of it more as an experience. Disney describes the attraction as it “will let Guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.”

Here’s how Disney officially describes the Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana:

In World Nature, The reinvention of Epcot will include Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana.” This first-ever experience inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hit film will let guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting. 

Journey of Water limited edition poster
Credit: Disney

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