Walt Disney World Resort Florida guests visiting the Lake Buena Vista World Nature area can now voyage into an all-new adventure with Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, themed around the Disney animated film. The landscaped walking trail section boasts fun and surprises while engaging with water in magical ways like Moana did with the ocean, from simple greetings and high-fives, to crashing waves.
Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Moana in a new area of World Nature. Situated across from Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, fans can snap a few photos or share in a hug with the Wayfinder herself.
The new walkthrough attraction is the latest addition to the expansive vacation destination in Central Florida, continuing a wave of growth and investment across the resort.
Guests of all ages can join in the fun by making music with ‘rain harps,’ waving to jumping streams and creating a roaring ocean wave.
As guests walk along the trail, they will come across Te Fiti, who is seen protecting water as it travels through the water cycle. Guests might even discover beloved characters carved in the rock formations like Heihei, Pua and of course, Moana.
Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana joins new experiences such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Connections Cafe & Eatery and more as part of the EPCOT transformation. Additional upcoming transformative elements include the debut of a new Walt Disney statue called ‘Walt the Dreamer’ at Dreamers Point and the World Celebration gardens with plenty of green space to enjoy.
The opening of Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana coincides with the 100-year anniversary of The Walt Disney Company today, October 16. During this centennial celebration, Disney will have special activations and tie-ins. In addition to the new attraction’s debut, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will greet guests in the Imagination! pavilion, and Spaceship Earth will light up each night with a colourful lighting display accompanied by the Disney100 anthem. There are also four new Global Marketplaces featuring celebratory dishes and drinks.