“Make way, make way!” EPCOT’s transformation is well underway. The new four neighborhood transformation is unfolding as we watch the development of the new World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature, while we continue to enjoy the World Showcase. And now, we’re seeing new photos that provide a look at the highly-anticipated Moana-inspired attraction.
Disney has said, a new Moana attraction called “Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” will be the “first-ever experience based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit film, “Moana,” will allow EPCOT Guests to interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.” The only image we have thus far is the concept art below:
The Walt Disney World Resort attraction will be located in the new World Nature portion of the Disney Park which is “dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty, awe, and balance of the natural world.” Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana will offer a lush exploration trail that invites Guests to meet and play with magical, living water. Just like Moana’s friend the ocean, water will have a personality of its own, helping Guests learn how to protect the natural water cycle in a fun and engaging way.
@bioreconstruct took to Twitter on December 25, 2021, to share several photos of the construction progress for the Moana attraction. With the two photos below, @bioreconstruct notes, “Looking across both sides of the monorail loop at a collection of concrete forms in the Moana Journey of Water site. Arrows at same section of rebar for a short concrete wall.”
@bioreconstruct continues with the photo below noting, “Arrow at rebar up for a concrete wall in the Moana Journey of Water site. At left, concrete forms for another concrete wall.”
The photo below is noted with, “Bottom arrow at rebar for a concrete wall in Moana Journey of Water site. Same rebar seen in first Tweet of this Thread. Other arrows at large diameter pipe. Left is placed in a trench. Right is about to be placed.”
@bioreconstruct continues with the two photos below, commenting, “Large diameter pipes being placed underground in Moana Journey of Water site.”
The last two photos on the thread include, “Foundation work at North end of Moana Journey of Water site.”
Progress may be slow, but we’re thrilled to see Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana taking shape. Disney has yet to provide a completion date for the new attraction, so we will be sure to keep you posted as we learn more about this highly-anticipated EPCOT addition. In the meantime, prepare yourself for the opening of EPCOT’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coming to World Discovery summer 2022!