“Disney100: Exploring the Magic of the New Moana-Inspired ‘Journey of Water’ at Walt Disney World Resort”

Disney100: Exploring the Magic of the New Moana-Inspired 'Journey of Water' at Walt Disney World Resort

Article Breakdown

  • Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating Disney’s decacentennial or “Disney100” with the immersive walking trail, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana.
  • This magical trail is filled with water-inspired elements that enable visitors to engage with water in ways similar to how Moana interacted with the ocean.
  • The new Moana-inspired attraction is a result of numerous ongoing projects at the resort, and showcases Disney’s creativity and innovative storytelling techniques.
  • Guests have the chance to meet Moana herself, located within World Nature right across from the Journey of Water experience.
  • Guests of all ages can have fun and learn important water conservation lessons along the trail which is filled with some iconic characters from Moana including Te Fiti, Heihei, Pua, and more.
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana launched alongside several other new experiences including Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Connections Café & Eatery, etc.
  • Besides this, new transformative elements such as a Walt Disney statue, lush green spaces, continuous celebrations and special moments have been planned in the grand celebration of Disney’s 100-year anniversary.
  • Disney is all set to host this special occasion with additional highlights including platinum-garbed Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, vibrant Spaceship Earth lighting display with the Disney100 anthem and new Global Marketplaces featuring celebratory meals and drinks.

The Realists Take

If Moana blessed us with wisdom of, “There’s just no telling how far I’ll go,” then Disney took it to heart and translated it to, “There’s just no telling how far we can make you walk.” All in the name of celebrating the colossal 100-year milestone, Disney comes up with Journey of Water, a hike down tropical depiction of Moana’s world where you can wave to water streams (no, they don’t wave back) or make music with “rain harps” if you fancy a jamming session. The cherry on the top of this oceanic cake comes in the form of a run-in with a Moana-impersonating Disney cast member, positioned strategically to give fans all the Moana fix they need. A realisation of Walt Disney’s forward-thinking vision that “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible,” the Journey of Water is undoubtedly a walking testament to the age-old Disney magic that has survived 100 rollercoaster years! Veteran or not, grab your sneakers and maybe a bottle of water (doing the whole water conservation thing), ’cause this journey promises to be the perfect blend of calorie burning and magic swerving!