There are so many ongoing projects at Disney World right now that it’s hard to keep track of them all!
From hotels (like Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser) to restaurants (like Roundup Rodeo BBQ) to new rides (like the TRON Lightcycle Run and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind), there’s going to be so much to check out in the future! And if you’re a big Moana fan, then you’ll definitely be anticipating the new attraction coming to EPCOT…BUT there’s something you need to know about it first.
What Is Journey Of Water — Inspired By Moana?
Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana is a brand-new attraction coming to EPCOT! It was announced at the D23 convention in 2019. It’s part of the massive transformation of EPCOT, bringing new offerings to the Future World section of the park that was a bit outdated before it was demolished last year.
Disney hasn’t shared very much additional information on the attraction, but we’ve been slowly gathering some details over the last two years. And if you think “attraction” means that we’ll be getting a Moana ride, well, we may have to disappoint you.
So Is It A Ride?
No, Journey of Water will not be a ride. According to Disney, it’s actually a “lush exploration trail” that allows explorers to “play with magical, living water.” We don’t know about you, but that sounds really fun!
It’ll be a walk-through experience where guests will be able to interact with the water elements around them. You can currently see the concept art in action at the EPCOT Experience, where the attraction is described as a place where “water is alive and waiting to play.”
When Will It Open?
Last year when the Journey of Water poster was dropped on shopDisney, the description for the product included a grand opening date of 2021. This was the first we’d heard of an opening timeline, but the information was quickly pulled from the website.
Since then, Disney hasn’t shared anything else about when this might open. Many projects were delayed due to the pandemic, but we’ll be keeping an eye on construction progress in the park. At this time, a large portion of Future World has been demolished where the attraction is said to be located, but the construction is all happening behind walls.
However, the space left for the attraction isn’t incredibly big, so it looks like Disney may be required to do some creative design work to fit it in this area. Hopefully, the construction progress will soon go vertical and we’ll be able to see what’s going on!
We can’t wait to experience this new attraction ourselves — it seems to be unlike anything Disney has done before! We’ll let you know if any more details are released, so stay tuned to DFB for the latest!
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