New Moana EPCOT Concept Art: Journey of Water Gallery

by | May 6, 2022 | EPCOT, WDW Blog, WDW News

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Disney has released new concept photos of the Moana EPCOT outdoor trail, officially called Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. Scroll on for artwork and details.

As part of the historic EPCOT transformation—which includes the new Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster and pavilion, the four distinct neighborhoods, the new CommuniCore Plaza, and new experiences like Space 220, Connections Café, and the Creations Shop—Disney is introducing the first ever Moana-inspired attraction, called Journey of Water.

What Is the New Moana EPCOT Attraction?

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is an outdoor trail that guests of all ages can explore. According to Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley, Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana allows EPCOT guests to “celebrate our important connection with the internal cycle of water.”

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An aerial view of Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana at EPCOT. Photo courtesy of Disney

Along the lush exploration trail, guests will get to “meet and play with magical, living water.” This water will have a personality of its own, just like in the animated film.

The trail will encourage guests to interact with the water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again.

Journey of Water Concept Art

This week, Disney released new concept art for the Moana walk-through attraction coming to EPCOT.

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A closer look at Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana at EPCOT. Photo courtesy of Disney

In it, we can see several distinct areas, including a large wooden structure at the center. Each of the areas contains unique water experiences for guests to explore.

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The main part of the attraction includes a large wooden structure. Photo courtesy of Disney

You can also see how guests will enter and exit.

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The entrance and exit. Photo courtesy of Disney

And of course, as you enter, you’ll encounter the Heart of Te Fiti in some large rocks. Because what would a Moana attraction be without a nod to this integral plot device from the film?

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The Heart of Te Fiti glows from the rockwork in the Moana EPCOT attraction. Photo courtesy of Disney

Where Is the Moana EPCOT Walk-Through?

When it opens, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana will be located in World Nature, near The Land and Seas with Nemo Pavilions.

This attraction is a walk-through, rather than a ride. (Think Swiss Family Treehouse.) It should be a welcome reprieve from long lines and offer a refreshing way to beat the heat at EPCOT.

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Thanks to Disney for hosting us on a 2-night The Celebration Continues: Even More Magic Media Event where we got to conduct interviews, learn about exciting updates made for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, stay at Gran Destino Tower, and experience new entertainment offerings. #SaveTheGalaxyTime #CosmicRewind #DisneyWorld50

Written by Timothy Moore

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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).