Fans of the Polynesian Disney princess named Moana have been all abuzz about the new Moana ride coming to EPCOT, which is coming toward the end of 2023 and will be called Journey of Water.
One of the biggest highlights of this EPCOT attraction in Walt Disney World Resort will be Te Fiti, the Polynesian goddess who plays a large role in the 2016 movie Moana and serves as a central character when it comes to Moana’s personal journey in the film.
A 16-foot-tall replica of Te Fiti has been delivered to EPCOT as promised, since this figure will be part of the Journey of Water. However, Walt Disney World Resort has undermined itself by sharing a somewhat suggestive photo of the leafy figure from Walt Disney Imagineering!
Even though Te Fiti is a goddess, she is also a humanoid figure — and in the image that was shared by Walt Disney Imagineering of the new Te Fiti replica in EPCOT, it is clear that Te Fiti is sticking to that humanoid theme and sporting hands.
However, as seen in the images shown below, the unfortunate photo angle and the placement of one of Te Fiti’s fingers seems to have amused many Moana fans. Take a look for yourself!
Eagle-eyed Disney fans did not miss the obvious resemblance between Te Fiti’s finger in this photo and something less Disney-Park and family-friendly, and they were quick to share humorous memes about the situation.
Whether or not Walt Disney World Resort or Walt Disney Imagineers staged this photo in an effort to gain more publicity for the Journey of Water attraction (and the 16-foot-tall Te Fiti that has preceded the upcoming attraction) is not entirely clear — but if they did, it has certainly been effective! Did you notice this rather suggestive element to the photo when it was released last week from Walt Disney Imagineering?