‘Moana’-Inspired Attraction at EPCOT Is Coming to Life

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If you are not already familiar, Disney is bringing a Moana-inspired attraction to EPCOT, which will be nothing like Disney has done before!

In 2019, Disney announced that the new attraction, which will be themed after the story of Moana, would be arriving at EPCOT in the near future. The soon-to-be 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.”

Earlier this year, we reported that the construction site for Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is now visible, and ever since, Disney Imagineers have been working hard to complete this project.

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On a recent visit to EPCOT, Twitter user bioreconstruct shared some photos of the construction site progress at Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, which is really beginning to come to life!

For staters, bioreconstruct shared the following photo of the construction fence, along with the caption:

In-park view of construction fence at site of Moana Journey of Water. Compare to monorail view over the fence in previous Tweet this Thread.

Related: Aerial Look at Construction For EPCOT’s Upcoming Moana Attraction

They also shared a photo of the construction with the view from the Monorail, writing:

Flat dirt floor in an excavation in the Moana Journey of Water site. Arrow at right at staging area for pipe to circulate water in the attraction.

These recent photos really show how far along the construction is coming on the Moana-inspired attraction, which is certainly getting us excited fo when it debuts at EPCOT. Please keep in mind that the upcoming Moana-inspired attraction is just that — an attraction, not a ride. Disney describes the attraction as it “will let Guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.”

Unfortunately, at this time we do not have an opening date for the attraction. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information regarding Journey of Water.

Related: Excavations at ‘Moana’-Inspired Attraction at EPCOT

More on Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

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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.

More on Disney’s Moana (2016)

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The upcoming attraction is based off of the hit Disney animated film, Moana (2016), which is described by Disney as:

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped, and no one knows why… Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

Moana
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Are you excited to experience Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana when it opens? Let us know in the comments below.

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