Some very exciting news was announced during this year’s Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholder meeting.
A brand new attraction coming to the Parks this year is ahead of schedule and is reportedly nearly completed. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced this news during the meeting.
New Disney Attraction Coming Sooner Than Planned
This year marks the end of the massive revamp of EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort. This Park has seen some incredible renovations and exciting new attractions this year. One of the main new additions the Park is receiving is an exciting new Moana-themed attraction called “Journey of Water.” This incredible new area allows Guests too,
“Explore the wonders of water along an interactive trail that’s fun for all ages—based on the Disney animated film Moana.“
The new area will capitalize on the massive success of the movie Moana. Moana follows the story of a young Hawaiian girl who sets sail on a journey to save her people. Along the way, she meets Maui, a demigod who has fallen from his previous status. The unlikely duo goes on a wild adventure to save their people and fulfill an ancient quest.
A major theme in the movie is Moana’s relationship with water. In the film, Moana has a special relationship with water and values it heavily. In our world, water is also an incredibly valued source. The new Journey of Water attraction is meant to help Guests understand the important role that water plays in our lives and in our world.
The attraction is planning to open in late 2023; however, that might change. During the shareholder meeting, Mr. Iger revealed that the Journey of Water is nearly completed. A walk-through of the land showed that the progress was coming along very well and the land looked ready to open. With the announcement that a live-action Moana is happening, this land is more timely than ever.
Iger says crews are putting the "final touches" on Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. He said it marks the "completion of our spectacular transformation of EPCOT."
And … it looks very close to being finished? pic.twitter.com/y5RVxZnaa8
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) April 3, 2023
This news is very exciting, and with any luck, this attraction will be open in EPCOT very soon!