EPCOT is going through some big changes right now!
We’ve got new parking lot theming, the upcoming return of EPCOT Forever fireworks, and the highly anticipated NEW attraction — Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana! We have been keeping an eye on the progress of this section of the park and can’t wait for it to open later this year. Well, get excited, guys, because Disney just released a new behind-the-scenes video featuring the queen of the attraction herself — Te Fiti.
In this behind-the-scenes look, Walt Disney Imagineering Senior Production Designer Diana Bibee introduces the 16-foot tall icon Te Fiti inside the Moana attraction that took Disney years to get right.
Disney hopes that this beautiful statue of Te Fiti, a “guardian of water,” inspires guests to “continue their own personal stewardship towards the conservation of our natural resources.” In the making of this icon, Disney Imagineering collaborated with Walt Disney Animation Studios to get her look just right.
In the video, Bibee shares that Journey of Water, located in World Nature, is going to be a “self-guided exploration trail that focuses on the life cycle of water, from the sky to earth and back again.”
This attraction seems to be moving along quite a bit lately, and we have seen some exciting construction updates in the last week!
We are so excited to see more progress on this attraction! Stay tuned to DFB as we keep you up to date on all of the updates on this EPCOT transformation.
Which update in 2023 are you looking forward to most? Let us know in the comments!