Walt Disney Imagineering shares new details on Journey of Water Inspired by Moana coming to EPCOT

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Posted: Tuesday July 26, 2022 1:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley has shared a new piece of art for the upcoming Journey of Water Inspired by Moana attraction at EPCOT.


Zach said on Instagram:

This image is a preview of the graphic style that will be used throughout the attraction, inspired by the design and visual language of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Moana.” Our team created many original pieces that focus on the dynamic movement of water as it travels around the experience. Graphics like these will guide guests through the cycle of water in fun and engaging ways to tell our story of the vital link we share with water across our planet, and inspire the important role we all share in preserving this life-giving and life-sustaining precious resource.

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.

HauntedMansionFLA12 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.

bhg46914 days ago

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

FigmentFan8214 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)

bhg46914 days ago

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

FigmentFan8214 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.