Photos show ‘Moana’-inspired attraction at EPCOT entering early construction phase

EPCOT’s Moana-themed attraction is still in the works, and thanks to Twitter user @bioreconstruct, we can give you an aerial view of the attraction as it begins to take shape inside the park.

Don’t you love Disney’s Moana? The story of the young princess who learns that her people were once voyagers and follows her heart to return the heart of Tefiti is one that’s hard to forget. The film did very well at the box office, and the story of Moana resonates with Disney fans enough that an attraction inspired by the 2016 Disney feature film was announced at the 2019 D23 Expo in California.

Credit: Disney

So what is the new Moana-inspired attraction all about?

First, it’s not a ride. Some fans instantly thought it would be a ride because of the name: “Journey of Water.” (Makes sense to us; I mean, you’ve got a journey, and you’ve got water. That’s two of the definitive parts of a Disney World water ride, right?) Instead, the new attraction will allow Guests to interact with “living water” in a lush, natural setting, presumably a part of Moana’s village.

Journey of Water attraction poster

EPCOT attraction poster featuring the “Journey of Water” attraction/Credit: Disney

Artist renderings of the new attraction show waterfalls, as well as water shooting out, spraying, and “moving” from one place to another, all against a backdrop of multiple types of greenery, vegetation, and flowers.

Construction of the “Journey of Water” attraction has been underway for some time now, and over the weekend, @bioreconstruct tweeted these photos of the construction efforts on Twitter.

It sure doesn’t look much like a Moana attraction yet, but we’re looking forward to enjoying the attraction once it is finished. It’s fun to watch the progress, little by little, on the way to an attraction’s completion and opening.

Who knows how far they’ll go in just a short time to complete the new EPCOT attraction? We can’t wait!


About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!