UPDATE July 26 - Anyone visiting EPCOT in recent weeks will have seen the rock work emerging over the top of the construction walls for the upcoming Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana at EPCOT. Today Creative Portfolio Executive, Zach Riddley has shared an image on his Instagram account which gives a preview of the graphic style which will be used throughout the attraction to show the "dynamic movement of the water as it travels around the experience." These images will be used to guide guests through the cycle of water and to show the important part we play in preserving this vital resource.
Further details are promised to be coming soon so we will update you with all of these when they are released. Are you excited to visit the Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana attraction when it opens at EPCOT? Let us know by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.
UPDATE July 18 - Work seems to be progressing well on the upcoming Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana at EPCOT. A passageway in the rock work can now be seen from the EPCOT entrance plaza. Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana will be a walk through attraction which will immerse guests in a lush environment where the global cycle of water will be brought to life as guests play and interact with water as it travels from our skies to our oceans and back again.
A passageway in the Journey of Water rock work can be seen from the EPCOT entrance plaza. pic.twitter.com/z0HBKkN37B— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) July 16, 2022
UPDATE July 3 - There has been further photos posted on twitter by Bioreconstruct of rock work for Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana which can now be seen emerging from over the fence alongside the Seas pavilion. It is exciting for guests at EPCOT to be able to see work progressing on this upcoming interactive experience which we are hoping will have an opening date at some point in 2023.
Tallest Journey of Water rock work so far is easily seen over the fence alongside Seas pavilion. pic.twitter.com/91uSeQ1oNf— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) July 2, 2022
When it opens, Journey of Water - Inspired by Moana will be the first-ever attraction based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Moana. It will be a walk through which will immerse guests in a lush environment where the global cycle of water will be brought to life as guests play and interact with water as it travels from our skies to our oceans and back again. The spaces and experiences inside this attraction are inspired by Moana’s friendship with water and her devotion to protecting nature around her.
UPDATE June 27 - Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana is set to be an exciting addition to EPCOT and we have a photo to share from Bioreconstruct showing the current progress of the attraction. The photo shows the tunnel in the rock work. As you can see there is a lot more work to be done on this interactive experience and we are not expecting an opening date until sometime in 2023.
This tunnel is one of the most interesting features seen so far in the Journey of Water rock work. pic.twitter.com/13Ac1vcYiw— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) June 25, 2022
May 10 - New concept art has been released of Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana At EPCOT along with further details of this upcoming interactive experience..
The vision for this new attraction can clearly be seen in the concept art below which includes interactive water features, waterfalls, a wooden pavilion and an impressive entrance with rockwork and further waterfalls.
Journey of Water - Inspired by Moana will be part of the EPCOT transformation which is currently underway at the site of the former Future World. We saw new concept art and learnt further details of this transformation last week.
Journey of Water - Inspired by Moana was originally announced in 2019 and slated to open in 2021, construction was delayed due to COVID-19. We know that construction is underway and we are hoping that a confirmed opening date will be announced in the coming months.
We will keep you posted with further details on our news and Facebook page. Let us know your thoughts on this upcoming new attraction at EPCOT by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.