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

Concept Art for Journey of Water, Inspired by "Moana" at EPCOT Credit: Disney

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 Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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