EPCOT park reservations at capacity for three of the Passholder preview days for Journey of Water Inspired by Moana

Sep 19, 2023 in "Journey of Water Inspired by Moana"

Journey of Water Inspired by Moana overview
Posted: Tuesday September 19, 2023 1:45pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Park Pass availability is reaching capacity for Annual Passholders at EPCOT during the previews of Journey of Water Inspired by Moana.

The opening day of previews on September 24 is at capacity, along with September 25 and 29. Journey of Water previews days remain available on September 26, 27, 28, and October 1, 2, 3, 4.

Disney announced previously that Annual Passholder previews for EPCOT's newest attraction will begin on September 24, 2023. Disney does not require guests to make any specific reservations for the preview beyond having an EPCOT park pass reservation for the day. Disney has also said that only a standby line will be available, with no virtual queue.

Passholder previews will take place at EPCOT from park open to park close on the following dates:

  • September 24 to September 29, 2023
  • October 1 to October 4, 2023

To participate in this preview experience, Passholders must have a theme park reservation for EPCOT on the day of the preview. Note that:

  • If your theme park reservation is for a different theme park (and not for EPCOT), then you will not be eligible to participate in a preview that day.
  • If you enter EPCOT without a theme park reservation after 2:00 PM, then you will not be eligible to participate in a preview that day.

An in-depth look at EPCOT's Journey of Water Inspired by Moana


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JohnD2 days ago

I went with a family with an 8 year old boy. He absolutely loved it. The father, maybe not so much. LOL. Epcot needed more kid friendly attractions and this fits the bill.

Bocabear2 days ago

It was absolutely mobbed when we were there 2 weeks ago...no big line to get in, but the paths were packed full of people, there was no time or space to enjoy the little effects and things, and by the time we got to the TeFiti area, there were so many people taking selfies that you could not even really see the TeFiti figure and the area... It was a major clog point. I would have liked to have gone back later in the day to see if the crowds went down, but it was a fairly unpleasant experience. I thought that what we saw was very nicely done, but don't think I will ever feel like it was a good thematic match for it's location... Now if The Living Seas was themed to a South Pacific research station...and it had been built around the entrance area between the Land and Seas... it might have been a better fit....

flyerjab2 days ago

This was a great addition. And for the record, we have been there multiple times now and it was always full. You learn something and it is fun. I would imagine as it gets hotter this will just get more and more crowded.

Drdcm2 days ago

One would think that this would be a person they would encourage to come to the grand opening… I do like it though

Sirwalterraleigh2 days ago

…looks about as empty as usual

Incomudro24 days ago

Excellent! Very happy to see it back up so quick, and that it's not going to be an "oh well.."

Disone24 days ago

It was still under it's one year warranty from the contractor ;). Joking..... Or.....

MisterPenguin24 days ago

Disney fixed something. I thought that didn't happen.

Disone24 days ago

Nice. Quick repair. Maybe just a late growing pain.

tparris24 days ago

Looks like the finale effect is back open. https://blogmickey.com/2024/05/moana-journey-of-water-big-wave-ocean-finale-effect-repaired-at-epcot/

Bocabear26 days ago

EXACTLY! and Moana would have looked better in DAK.... And maybe a splash Zone themed to an Oceanographic Institute actually on the same side of the monorail beam as the Living Seas would have been a better choice.... Something that matched the style of the front half of the park....

Chef idea Mickey`=26 days ago

Keep kids entertained, something to cool off. However if that is the case how come Hollywood Studios doesn't offer one or Animal Kingdom. If the Dino playground is going away for good then that's removing something for the kids. Hollywood Studios could use something water it's hot there.

CampbellzSoup27 days ago

I still don’t see how it was a good idea to put a Moana water feature in the middle of Epcot. What were they thinking???