CONFIRMED: Opening Timeline for EPCOT’s ‘Moana’ Attraction

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Fans of Moana can finally look forward to an opening date for the upcoming attraction in EPCOT, “Journey of Water.”

The Walt Disney World Resort and each Theme Park: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom Park, are all filled will myriad attractions and rides that Disney Park fans have a lot of upcoming attractions and news to look forward to, and few are as awaited as the Moana-inspired “Journey of Water,” that will grace EPCOT very soon.

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“Journey of Water” Concept Art/Disney

Recently, Walt Disney Imagineering took to Instagram to share some more photos of the construction of the attraction and an update about when fans can expect to see it in its completed state.

They shared,

Work continues to ramp up in the World Nature and World Celebration neighborhoods of EPCOT. Our Imagineers are always looking to add and refine the smallest details when bringing these experiences and spaces to life in our parks. We look forward to the opening of these new areas – including CommuniCore Plaza, CommuniCore Hall, and Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana – to guests in Late 2023!

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Concept Art for EPCOT/Disney

Per the last update they gave us at D23 Expo earlier this year, we know to expect a 16-foot-tall version of the Polynesian goddess Te Fiti, and gorgeous scenery that keeps with the tropical aesthetic we know and love in the 2016 film.

It’s incredibly exciting to now find out Disney Parks fans and Guests will be able to enjoy this in real time in late 2023!

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Model of the Te Fiti Statue, part of the upcoming “Journey of Water”/ Ashley Carter/Twitter

Read More: Disney Reveals More ‘Moana’ Attraction Details

Here’s more about the ride from the Walt Disney World website,

Where Water Comes to Life

Stroll along a self-guided outdoor trail where you can play and interact with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again. Along the way, learn about the importance of water and discover its playful personality—just as Moana did on her heroic voyage.

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is scheduled to open within World Nature—the EPCOT neighborhood dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty and balance of the natural world.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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