Moana’s Journey of Water Attraction to Open as Part of Disney100 Celebration at EPCOT

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The opening of Moana’s Journey of Water attraction at EPCOT is almost here, and it will take place as part of the exciting Disney100 celebration headquartered at EPCOT.

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EPCOT’s Newest Attraction

Inside the newest attraction at EPCOT, Disney World invites guests to “stroll along a self-guided outdoor trail where you can play with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again.” Along the journey, guests will learn the following:

  • That water is a friend: Moana befriended the ocean, and you can, too! Enjoy magical encounters with water and discover its playful personality, just as Moana did on her heroic voyage.
  • That water connects us all: All water is connected—and it connects us to one another. As you traverse this trail, you’ll connect and interact with water in new ways. And you’ll learn about the global water cycle, which takes water on a wondrous adventure around our planet.
  • Water needs to be protected: Throughout your journey, you’ll learn how you can help protect this precious natural resource and make a positive impact on the world.
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The all-new attraction will feature elements that allow guests to get wet, but they can stay dry if they so choose to, by taking the dry path along the Journey of Water. It’s completely up to each guest as they explore the wondrous, whimsical, watery world inside the Journey of Water attraction at World Nature at EPCOT.

The Journey of Water experience, inspired by Moana, is scheduled to open on October 16, 2023, and the opening will be part of the exciting Disney100 celebration at Disney World’s second park, which just kicked off.
But before visiting the Journey of Water attraction, it’s important for guests to know a few more things about the experience. First, during inclement weather, there are elements of the attraction that may be unavailable to guests. Second, wheelchair access is only available along the dry path, and third, service animals are permitted in some areas of the attraction–with caution–but service animals will only be permitted along the dry path of the experience.
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Construction progress at EPCOT’s Journey of Water attraction (August 2023)/Credit: Becky Burkett

Meet Moana at World Nature

Per Disney’s official website, “Moana is an adventurous explorer, and her voyages may bring her to World Nature from time to time. Be on the lookout for this wayfinder from Motunui near the entrance to Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana—and enjoy a special visit with her.”

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World Nature is one of the newly established neighborhoods at EPCOT. World Nature is dedicated to understanding the natural world and doing its part to preserve the beauty and the balance of the world around us.

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!