Cast Member previews to begin later this month at EPCOT's Journey of Water Inspired by Moana

Jul 10, 2023 in "Journey of Water Inspired by Moana"

Posted: Monday July 10, 2023 9:36am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Limited Cast Member previews are set to begin in late July for EPCOT's upcoming walkthrough attraction, Journey of Water Inspired by Moana.

Previews are currently scheduled for July 25 through mid-August, 2023.

Disney has previously said that Journey of Water Inspired by Moana will officially open in the fall of 2023, and it now appears that previews will be underway this summer.

Although not yet announced, we can expect previews of Journey of Water Inspired by Moana for Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, D23 members, and Club 33.

In describing the walk-through experience, Walt Disney Imagineering says, "Guests of all ages will engage with water in a variety of ways as they learn about water’s amazing 'journey' around our natural world, including ways to better conserve our natural resources and protect water as it voyages throughout our natural world, connecting us all."

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peter114352 days ago

Everything at WDW needs constant attention to keep it in working order. The question is will it get the attention it needs.

CntrlFlPete3 days ago

fwiw, we had no issues on two walk throughs (one being during previews). We went one night recently -- there was one of the water string areas that was blocked off, another had water flowing but the sound did not corollate with ones strumming of the water. On the same night, the large area where folks make the water shoot super high, well that one was not working. I hope it was just an off night, but it seems a shame if this will need constant attention to keep in working order.

James Alucobond3 days ago

I'm not sure "already not working" is exactly the right framing. There are certain effects—particularly the ones just before the caves where the water rises to meet your hand—that have regularly gone down for maintenance even before the attraction officially opened. I'd be interested to know the why, but it's not performing any worse than when it opened; there just seems to be a reliability issue with that portion for whatever reason.

CntrlFlPete3 days ago

was going to say this. we went through last week to see it at night and I was really surprised how many elements were already not working.

MisterPenguin4 days ago

According to an Unscrupulous source, the water in JoW is heated when temperature in WDW is low. (Or, when it's in the 60's, the water, which has been in the 70-80s, feels heated.)

Rteetz8 days ago

I experienced it for the first time a couple weeks ago now. For what it is it’s lovely. I didn’t find it overly in your face Moana. Yes there is the Te Fiti statue or whatever you want to call it but outside of that Moana is more subtle. I have to say kids were in love with the play aspects. I’ve talked with friends and others too who say their kids loved it. I think that’s really who the target audience is for this and its working.

Disstevefan18 days ago

Ahhh its 5 people PLUS @Centauri Space Station ;)

WondersOfLife8 days ago

Did you find those 5 peoples opinions all on your own??? Good job!

Disstevefan18 days ago

EPCOT is DOOMED.... Might as well change its name to Animal-less Kingdom. Well at least we will always have the food booths ;)

Centauri Space Station8 days ago

keep trying bud

WondersOfLife8 days ago

A side note-- how long has this thing been open? They already have a few water stations and effects not working on this thing. Looks like a maintenance nightmare.

WondersOfLife8 days ago

Keep telling yourself that, bud.

Centauri Space Station9 days ago

Nope most people love it and think it’s very fitting.

MisterPenguin9 days ago

You haven't yet seen or experienced the new park it's in. This is still a comparison to Future World, which doesn't exist any more.