Moana’s Journey of Water at Epcot Delayed Until 2023


May 2022 construction at new Moana feature.  You can check on how the construction is going while riding on the monorail.

Due to Covid-related construction delays, Moana’s Journey of Water is not opening at Epcot until 2023 now.  When we were there last month, there was a lot of construction going on with a lot of heavy equipment moving things around.

This means that Covid has caused a 3 year opening delay!

Coming in 2023 Now: The 4 Worlds of Epcot – World Celebration, World Nature, World Showcase, and World Discovery.

Moana’s Journey of Water will be located in the new “World Nature” neighborhood.

Along with the World Showcase, there are 3 new ‘World’s’ under construction at Epcot’s entrance: World Nature, World Discovery, and World Celebration.

Journey of Water Epcot
It looks beautiful – like Hawaii in Florida! World Nature

World Nature replaces Future World West and World Discovery replaces Future World East.

journey into water
Moana’s magical Journey of Water.  

This will be an immersive walk-through attraction with a lot of water features and lush tropical foliage.  Very hands-on for kids.

There is a planned – and sure to be popular – Jumping Water feature for the attraction.

Interactive water features for kids. (This is ‘Jumping Water’.)
Lush foliage. It reminds me a little bit of Avatar over in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!  This will be a fun place to cool off on hot summer days!
“Blowholes” in the “lava” rocks just like what are found in Hawaii! Halona Blowhole
A lush tropical slice of paradise with many water features, including waterfalls and jumping water. A 2-story Heart of Te Fiti will be in the center of it all.
We’re expecting that Moana will have a permanent Meet and Greet area here.
The limited edition Moana Magic Bands.  ❤

heart of te Fiti

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The Polynesian goddess Te Fiti with her heart restored. Expect a lot of lush greenery and flowering plants in the attraction.
Expect to see this symbol everywhere!
Te Fiti’s Heart spiral.
And, Moana is getting her first ever float in the Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom in 2023 too!!!

Time to start planning your Moana Disney Bounding outfits!!!

Disney Bounding as Moana.
te fiti
Disney Bounding as the goddess Te Fiti (sea colors).
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We love this dress! (green goddess colors)
Any Goddess Te Fiti outfit must have a crown of flowers!
princess stained glass
What do you think about this Princess stained glass, including Moana with her stingray?


We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
book Two Girls
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters

I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat and restore the heart to Te Fiti. — Me at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Oahu, Hawaii.


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