Disney shares a never-before-seen look at the upcoming ‘Moana’ attraction

Are you a fan of Moana (2016)? Are you excited for the next Moana-themed attraction coming to EPCOT? Well, construction continues on the future attraction, and now Disney has shared a never-before-seen look at the attraction!

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In 2019, Disney announced that an all-new attraction themed around the history of Moana would happen to EPCOT. The new attraction will be called Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana and, according to Disney officials, will be the “first-ever experience inspired by the blockbuster film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. [and] will allow guests to interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

As construction continues, Disney shares a behind-the-scenes lookas well as the following information:

Designed for all ages, Journey of Water will allow guests to explore and engage with water as it travels from our skies to our oceans and back again. Walt Disney Imagineering partnered with artists and cultural consultants from Walt Disney Animation Studios to bring this experience to life, and our team took on the task of capturing the beauty of the natural water cycle within the attraction. . We were also inspired by Moana’s fierce determination to protect her environment – her connection to water is unique, and we’re thrilled for guests to learn about the importance of water and experience her playful personality as she has. do.

Fans of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” will be delighted to see familiar shapes and characters carved into the rocks and waterways throughout Journey of Water. A good example of this is Moana herself, who will be proudly positioned – celebrating the arrival of water in our ocean.

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The Imagineers are currently creating “models, mockups and mockups” to bring in some of the beloved Moana characters to life. In the photo above, you can see a behind-the-scenes look at World Princess Week of lead dimensional designer Jim Towler sculpting the foam model of Moana for this attraction.

The Disney Parks Blog shared:

This gives you a preview of the early stages of our design process, before painting and additional details are added. Once the pose of the character is set, sculptors add detail and texture until the emotional expression of the sculpture is perfect. We then perform a painting study and often create large scale samples to test the final materials and sculpting techniques. This process ensures the alignment of the production and the creative vision of the experience.

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And as seen in the image above, fans of the 2016 animated film will recognize Moana’s signature spiral.

Unfortunately, at the moment we do not have an opening date for the attraction. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we receive information regarding Journey of Water.

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Please keep in mind that the next Moana-the inspired attraction is just that – An attraction, not a merry-go-round. Think of it more as an experience. Disney describes the attraction as “allowing visitors to interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.”

This is how Disney officially describes water travel, inspired by Moana:

In World Nature, Epcot’s reimagining will include “Moana”-inspired Journey of Water. This first-ever experience inspired by the hit film from Walt Disney Animation Studios will allow guests to interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

Are you excited for when Journey of Water, inspired by Moana opens? Let us know in the comments below.

Keith P. Plain