Walt Disney Imagineering shares new closeup views of Journey of Water Inspired by Moana

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Posted: Wednesday November 23, 2022 3:!5pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Imagineering has today shared some new closeup images of Journey of Water Inspired by Moana currently under construction at EPCOT.

The new photos are closeup of the characters carved into the rockwork and waterways that make up the new environment.

Disney says, "Our Imagineers worked closely with the studio to develop the artistic style of these characters who will naturally take form within the water-filled landscape."


Journey of Water Inspired by Moana opens at EPCOT in 2023.

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DCBaker5 minutes ago

Walt Disney Imagineering has shared that Te Fiti has been placed inside Journey of Water overnight.

DznyRktekt3 days ago

I'm heading to Des Moines!

DCLcruiser3 days ago

Well, not exactly a spy shot, but I took this on Wednesday.

James Alucobond5 days ago

It looks like there are only two areas with significant rockwork finishing still in progress. The first is the third major formation on the left after entering, which leads toward the cave at the rear; the second is the rockwork that surrounds the edge of the pool where the Te Fiti sculpture will be situated. Only the latter looks like it still needs gunite application in places. Obviously, some painting is also still happening on the cave itself as the scaffolding is still up, but that seems to be wrapping up. The "raw concrete" others were mentioning when talking about the inconsistent finish will likely remain raw. Those look to be the rear walls of maintenance access pathways that will be otherwise concealed.

EPCOT-O.G.5 days ago

WDI under Bouza has taken on a soulless, bland corporate patina, so it’s no wonder this looks like a slightly outside the box lobby display you might find in a Des Moines Holiday Inn Express

328305 days ago

It best be open early 2023! :joyfull: It's getting a joke lol.

Patcheslee5 days ago

What percentage of the area would you say is now to the point of paint or such? Hard to tell where Journey ends and work for the rest of Celebration begins.

DCBaker5 days ago

GimpYancIent5 days ago

πŸ˜• The intricate process of applying faux green mold to the rock work is painstaking πŸ˜…

abaker19755 days ago

Any chance this is open in September or are we looking at and end of 2023 time frame? I'm not really interested in the attraction per say but will be lovely to see Epcot without all the construction.

J45466 days ago

Love the overhead pics!

DCBaker6 days ago

lazyboy97o6 days ago

No, a contractor is not going to determine their means, methods and sequencing based on what some guy in marketing wants.

Andrew C6 days ago

Or it is just how construction works out sometimes...