Disney World Makes Changes to Attraction, Just Weeks Before Opening

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Disney World, located in Orlando, Florida, is more than just an amusement park; It is a sprawling, enchanting kingdom of dreams that captures the hearts and imaginations of millions of visitors every year. Walt Disney World Resort is not just a single park but a complex of four major theme parks, two water parks, Blizzard Beach an Typhoon Lagoon, and numerous hotels and resorts, making it one of the world’s most expansive and diverse entertainment destinations.

Magic Kingdom is the heart and soul of Disney World, Magic Kingdom is where fairy tales come to life. Cinderella Castle symbolizes hope and dreams, inviting guests into a world of fantasy, adventure, and enchantment. Here, you can meet beloved Disney characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, ride classic attractions like Space Mountain, “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise, and Pirates of the Caribbean, and witness the spectacular fireworks and parades that light up the night sky.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a tribute to the world of showbiz and entertainment, with different worlds like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land, and several other lands.  Disney’s Hollywood Studios include attractions such as The Tower of Terror, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Slinky Dog Dash, Star Wars Rise of the Resistance, and much more.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom celebrates the wonders of nature. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to exotic wildlife and thrilling adventures. Disney World Guests can embark on a safari in the African savannah, explore Pandora – The World of Avatar, or witness the breathtaking beauty of the Tree of Life.

EPCOT, short for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, offers a unique blend of futuristic innovation and global culture. The park is divided into different sections. One of these different sections includes the World Showcase, where guests can take a journey around the world, experiencing the cultures and cuisines of eleven different nations.

Journey of Water Inspired by Moana

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While EPCOT continues to teach others about the future and the Earth, another major attraction is heading to the Disney park, this time themed with Moana.

Journey of Water Inspired by Moana is set to open on October 16. 2023. This attraction is a self-guided outdoor trail that invites guests to immerse themselves in the enchanting journey of water, from the heavens to the oceans and back. Guests will learn about the interconnectedness of water, linking us to one another and the planet. Traverse this trail to forge new connections with water and gain insights into the global water cycle—a breathtaking journey that water undertakes around the world.

Many special guests have already gotten the opportunity to experience the attraction. Scott Gustin tweeted that Disney Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members are now allowed to join a virtual queue to experience Journey of Water Inspired by Moana. Disney Dining reported when Annual Pass holders and Disney Vacation Club Members were first given the opportunity to enjoy the attraction that a virtual queue would be utilized only when needed. 

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana teaches guests about the vital importance of preserving this precious natural resource. Guests will be able to choose their path—whether to make a splash or stay dry—as you explore this whimsical aquatic world. Be mindful that some experiences may be affected by inclement weather conditions. For guests requiring wheelchair access, it’s available exclusively on the dry path.

And keep an eye out for Moana herself! This intrepid wayfinder from Motunui may grace World Nature with her presence near the entrance to Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. Enjoy a special visit with her and share in the spirit of adventure that defines this exciting new addition to Disney World.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.