Latest look at 'Journey of Water Inspired by Moana' at EPCOT

Jul 01, 2022 in "Journey of Water Inspired by Moana"

Journey of Water Inspired by Moana construction - July 1 2022
Posted: Friday July 1, 2022 8:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Construction continues this week in the center of EPCOT at Journey of Water - Inspired by Moana, and here is the latest look at the area as seen from the monorail.


Journey of Water will immerse guests in a lush outdoor environment, telling the story of the global cycle of water.




Journey of Water - Inspired by Moana is expected to open in 2023, although Disney is yet to announce any timeframe.



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CntrlFlPete8 days ago

I imagine guest will be giving tubes such that they can enjoy the journey of water as they float downstream to the Seas w/ Nemo and friends?

Epcot82Guy9 days ago

That's not true! It was cleaned incredibly well from years 39-25. ;-) It's been the last 25 where it went all "bad offbrand hotel off 192"...

rle4lunch9 days ago

All while JII sits in the back like a ceiling fan that hadn't been cleaned in 40 years....

DCBaker11 days ago

Clamman7311 days ago

I tried to overlay 3 images. Google earth images of epcot water area and DAK gorilla falls area at same magnification and then a map of gorilla falls trail pretty much overlayed on those with trying to line up the path at same-ish magnification.

Haymarket200811 days ago

NO idea. Doesn't look like it.

HauntedMansionFLA11 days ago

Will the Journey of Water be the same size as Gorilla Falls over at DAK????

lazyboy97o12 days ago

What wasn’t? Being announced together does not contradict my statement.

Next Big Thing12 days ago

It wasn't though. It was announced at the same time as the OG Festival Center was at D23 Expo in 2019.

bhg46913 days ago

Yeah, the mirror they hang right before you go out is their "theme"... UGH..

FigmentFan8213 days ago

True, though evidently that one is literally supposed to be a "backstage exit" but I think that's pretty weak sauce for an explanation. 99% would not realize it was done on purpose (I certainly wouldn't if I hadn't read it on the interwebz first)

bhg46913 days ago

You can probably add Guardians to that list as well.. Its a very mundane hallway that feels very backstage to me.

FigmentFan8213 days ago

Seems par for the course over the past 5+ years as far as poor design goes (looking at you ridiculously long and basic exit hallways for Frozen and Toy Story Mania)

Epcot82Guy14 days ago

That's fair. Another option would have been something on the World Nature quadrant of the plaza. Something small and nature-focused to complete the circle would also work. And then arrange the entry to be "Land to Sea" maybe. It's better than the original, no doubt. It just quite isn't there for me.