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EPCOT’s Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana Likely Won’t Open in 2021

As Walt Disney World navigates this 50th Anniversary year after coming off a year of closures and shut downs, the initial list of attractions that were scheduled to open in 2021 is dwindling. We previously shared further confirmation TRON Lightcylce Power Run at Magic Kingdom won’t open in 2021, along with a chance EPCOT’s Cosmic Rewind: Guardians of the Galaxy won’t open in 2021 either. Now, it’s looking like the anticipated EPCOT experience, “Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana”, likely won’t open in 2021.


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Disney’s Art Rendering of “Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana”

We previously shared an update Disney released regarding their new attractions coming in 2021. The new list of attractions coming for the 50th excluded Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana.

In a USA Today article that was shared by Disney Parks Twitter, it is noted: “Among other Epcot plans: Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, which will probably open after 2021. The walk-through trail will be filled with interactive water effects and displays.”

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Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products is quoted several times in the article but is not quoted directly on Journey of Water details. It is likely however that if USA Today had this information inaccurate, Disney would not post the article on Twitter. Alas, they did, providing further likelihood we won’t be visiting Journey of Water this year.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more about what this 50th Anniversary may hold for Walt Disney World!

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.