It’s still on: 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

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!