Celebrating Disney’s 100th Anniversary: Dive into EPCOT’s New Moana-Inspired ‘Journey of Water’ Attraction

Celebrating Disney's 100th Anniversary: Dive into EPCOT's New Moana-Inspired 'Journey of Water' Attraction

Article Summary:

  • Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary with the debut of a new attraction called Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana.
  • The attraction, a beautifully landscaped walking trail with interactive water features, serves as a new immersive experience inspired by the animated movie “Moana”.
  • As part of the ongoing multi-year expansion of EPCOT, the new walkthrough attraction showcases Disney’s dedication to storytelling through immersive experiences.
  • Along the Journey of Water, visitors can meet and interact with Moana herself, making the experience even more personal and fun for fans of the movie.
  • Guests can join in the fun by interacting with “rain harps,” waving to jumping streams and creating a roaring ocean wave, just like Moana’s friend, the ocean.
  • The pathway also features a cameo from the character Te Fiti, as well as beloved characters carved in rock formations like Heihei, Pua, and Moana.
  • The Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana joins other new experiences such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Connections Café & Eatery as part of the EPCOT transformation.
  • The attraction’s opening coincides with The Walt Disney Company’s 100-year anniversary celebrations, for which EPCOT is the main hub now through Dec. 31, 2023, with plenty of celebratory dishes and drinks available at four new Global Marketplaces.

The Realist’s Take:

H2O is the new bling at Disney! As Disney turns 100 this year, it’s splashing out with a wet and wild new addition at EPCOT – Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. It’s basically Disney’s way of climate change adaptation, giving a hint that even our beloved Mickey Mouse might need to start investing in a pair of water wings. But hey, even as sea levels rise, at least there will be plenty to ‘sea’ and do. Enjoy the rain harps, jumping streams, and perhaps the largest wave pool this side of Maui. And guess what, you can finally meet Moana. So, load up the kiddos in the minivan and head to this aquatic wonderland, because as we know, nobody does water quite like Disney. And if that isn’t enough to get you to part with your hard-earned cash, we’ll just throw in the fact that Mickey and Minnie will be working it in their platinum-best attire because, well, it’s Disney’s 100-year fiesta after all!