Disney’s Latest Attraction Deemed a “Colossal Mistake,” Fans Shocked by Overwhelming Damage and Decay

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This is certainly not the reception Disney was looking for.

Just a few months ago, Disney made a thrilling addition to the enchanting world of Walt Disney World Resort with the unveiling of the highly anticipated attraction: EPCOT’s Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana.

This captivating experience immediately captured the hearts and imaginations of guests, immersing them in the magical world of Moana and her awe-inspiring journey. However, due to the turbulent weather patterns of Central Florida, concerns began to arise about how this water-based attraction would hold up under such extreme weather conditions.

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An Imperfect Attraction for a Stormy State

While the initial reception of Journey of Water was filled with awe and wonder, some anxious whispers began to circulate among Disney enthusiasts. The question on everyone’s mind: Could the Journey of Water withstand the unpredictable storms that frequently sweep across the region?

As time marched on and recent events unfolded, it became increasingly evident that the ride was starting to display signs of wear and tear.

Disney Park fans who have recently experienced the attraction have voiced their concerns, expressing disappointment in the current condition of the Journey of Water.

Chipped paint and more than one water feature malfunction have left fans worried about this water attraction. One devoted fan has even gone so far as to refer to it as a “colossal mistake.”

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These words may seem harsh, but they underscore Disney enthusiasts’ genuine love and passion for the world-class Disney experience that the company prides itself on delivering.

Many a guest feels that attractions in disrepair are an insult to the legacy that the Walt Disney Company built decades ago. For a theme park attraction based on water conservation instead of any extreme thrill to be lacking so many production elements is not a good sign.

Why Water?

It is important to remember that the challenges faced by EPCOT’s Journey of Water Inspired by Moana are not unique. Intricate rides such as this require meticulous maintenance and periodic refurbishments to ensure they continue to offer an exceptional experience for all guests.

The demands of Central Florida’s storm season can exert tremendous stress on any water-based attraction, which is the main reason why fans questioned this ride’s existence in the first place.

The passion that fans have for Disney parks is unmatched, and they hold the company to the highest standards. In the face of challenges, it is essential to maintain optimism and trust in Disney’s ability to overcome any obstacles that may arise.

As we anticipate the future of EPCOT’s Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, we can do our best to believe that Disney’s visionary team will not let this enchanting attraction fall by the wayside. With their dedication and determination, they will work tirelessly to preserve the magic and wonder that Disney parks are renowned for.

While concerns about the wear and tear on EPCOT’s Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, may be warranted, we should approach the situation with patience and confidence. As Disney continues to invest in the maintenance and enhancement of extraordinary attractions like this one, fans can hope for a revitalization that surpasses all expectations.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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  1. I wish we could do more positive stories about Disney. All of these newsletter types of things are all negative. I don’t bother reading most of them anymore because it’s depressing. Can’t we talk about the goods things that happen in Disney? I know there has to be some.