First Look at Massive Addition Coming to EPCOT with ‘Moana’ Themed Attraction

Credit: @AshleyLCarter1 on Twitter

Disney just revealed the first look at an amazing addition coming to EPCOT with the new “Moana”-inspired attraction.

Fans look forward to all the improvements and new experiences coming to Disney parks around the world. One of the most anticipated attractions is The water journeyan immersive attraction inspired by Moana (2016) which will allow guests to interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

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Credit: Disney

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This all-new attraction was announced in 2019 and would be Disney’s first movie-themed attraction Moana. The attraction is currently developing at EPCOT and is already showing significant progress. However, a mind-blowing detail has just been revealed as part of the upcoming D23 Expo announcements.

During a special media preview for the upcoming Expo D23, Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) shared some images of a jaw-dropping detail that will accompany this new attraction, a massive 16-foot-tall Te Fiti model.

The Journey of Water Inspired by Moana attraction coming to EPCOT will feature a 16-foot-tall Te Feti. #D23Expo

The mockup shows the incredible attention to detail that will go into making this attraction and speaks of the various teams involved in creating this fantastic new addition, including the teams at Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The process of making this huge Te Fiti involved exploring the pose of the character, designing the colors of his silhouette, conceptualizing the clay model, sketching and photographic references to explore ways of representing Te Fiti protecting the water during its journey.

According to information from Disney on this scale model:

Te Fiti represents life and the balance of nature. She will be seen protecting the water as she travels through the water cycle.

During this Expo D23, Disney describes the Moana– attraction inspired as follows:

EPCOT-Water Journey, Inspired by Moana

Journey of Water will immerse guests in a lush environment where the story of our global water cycle comes to life. As the gusts explore the outer pathway, they will be invited to play and interact with the water as it travels from our skies to our oceans and back again.

Are you excited to experience The Journey of Water at EPCOT when it opens? Let us know in the comments below!

Keith P. Plain