Disney begins construction on 'Journey of Water Inspired by Moana' at EPCOT

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'Journey of Water Inspired by Moana' construction - June 1 2021
Posted: Tuesday June 1, 2021 10:41am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

A new month, and a new project appears to be getting underway at EPCOT with work beginning on 'Journey of Water Inspired by Moana.'

Activity has picked up in the area, with construction crews actively working on the site.

There still isn't a great deal to see, but there are couple of cranes on site, and various tents setup throughout the area.

A couple of fairly large areas have been excavated for presumably foundation work and utilities.

According to Disney, this first-ever attraction based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit film, “Moana,” will let guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

The new area will be located in what was Future World in approximately the area previously occupied by the Innoventions West building leading towards the Living Seas. Innoventions West and all the buildings on that side have beene demolished as part of the work.

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marni19711 hour ago

Well?

The Aracuan Bird2 hours ago

Everything you disagree with or don’t want to believe is a “stretch”.

jt042 hours ago

This argument is a stretch. IMO.

The Aracuan Bird3 hours ago

It’s fairly evident that, throughout the company’s history, many of the key players also care about their legacy and what kind of mark they can make on the parks. I believe that was part of the intention with this Epcot overhaul. Why they’ve been more focussed on changing the landscaping than they are adding attractions. They want to change the look and feel of the park because they want it to be “their park”. The company will focus on protecting their bottom line...so long as it doesn’t come at the cost of maintaining their legacy.

jt043 hours ago

There are places you can find "unofficial" numbers. But we won't have proof the park is growing until 2023 and after obviously.

mergatroid3 hours ago

Thanks for replying but that assumes everyone believes the above. Where are the attendance figures though or are you just going off it not looking very busy on a random day that you popped in?

jt043 hours ago

Two different points and they knew that.

jt043 hours ago

Like I said, my proof for the statement that the park is growing again will be future attendance numbers. And I mean beyond the one time jump between 2020 vs. 2021 and the 40th.

marni19713 hours ago

Depends what alternate universe you inhabit.

marni19713 hours ago

Prove it right.

jt043 hours ago

Two separate points. But if Disney only cares about the bottom line, as we are repeatedly informed on these boards, then the only possible explanation for the removal of one of the structures and the expense associated with its removal, is that it was a cost liability. To bolster this argument, just look at what they are installing in the remaining building. Money generators. Something has to cover all the overhead.

lazyboy97o4 hours ago

The same way the sky isn’t blue because Oreos aren’t square.

mergatroid4 hours ago

Out of curiosity, how will "The Communicore buildings were mostly money pits for most of their history" be proven by attendance numbers?

jt044 hours ago

Prove any of them wrong and I will accept that. Attendance numbers will be my proof.