October 16, 2023, marks the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. Disney fans around the world have been celebrating this momentous occasion in a variety of ways. We have seen new statues in Hong Kong Disneyland, and ABC released the new “Once Upon a Studio” short from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Tomorrow, Walt Disney World will celebrate this anniversary with the opening of Journey of Water-Inspired by Moana.
New Map for EPCOT
Even though many guests have had the opportunity to experience this new walk-through attraction in EPCOT before opening, Walt Disney World has just now put out a map of the attraction.
The new map details the dry and wet trails guests can take throughout the attraction. Guests can also see where the different water features can be found along the path. Also found on the map is the iconic and highly anticipated Te Fiti statue. Finally, at the trail’s end, guests can see the heart of Te Fiti.
The map provides excellent detail and a beautiful look at Journey of Water- Inspired by Moana.
Journey of Water- Inspired by Moana
The newest attraction to arrive in EPCOT among the huge reimagination of this Disney Park will officially open to Disney guests on October 16, 2023. Journey of Water- Inspired by Moana, is located in the World of Nature neighborhood in EPCOT.
Although we have seen both Annual Passholder previews and a soft opening, the attraction will officially be opened to all starting tomorrow.
This walk-through attraction focuses on the wonders of water as guests explore. Guests who take time to stroll along on this self-guided tour will learn three essential details about water. Those key details are: water is a friend, water connects us all, and water needs protection.
Enjoy magical encounters and discover how playful they can be as you interact with special features along the trail. Connect with water in an all-new way. Learn about the global water cycle, which takes water on an adventure all over the globe. Finally, learn what we can do to protect water. Water is a precious natural resource, and we need to protect it so it can continue to impact the world.
Choose to get wet or stay dry as you explore the path that takes you on an epic adventure, just as Moana did as she set sail to find Te Fiti and save her village.
Moana Meet and Greet
As you wrap up your adventure, stop and visit Moana herself. Moana has her meet-and-greet area across from the attraction. She is scheduled to start visiting with other wave-finders this week.
Virtual Queue or Not
If you plan to visit Journey of Water- Inspired by Moana, during your Walt Disney World vacation, you might need to join a virtual queue. Disney previously stated that a virtual queue would be in place when needed.
Guests must be in EPCOT to join and will be notified via the My Disney Experience or by signs at the attraction’s entrance when a virtual queue is in place.
This is a fantastic addition to EPCOT, and we are thrilled to have it officially open.