FIRST LOOK Inside Journey of Water, Inspired By Moana in EPCOT
It’s finally time! Cast Member previews are happening for Disney’s newest attraction — the interactive water trail known as Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana.
Journey of Water is located in EPCOT, and although previews are taking place (and coming soon for Annual Passholders), Disney has not yet shared an official opening date for the attraction. That said, let’s take a first look inside the trail, and show you everything there is to explore!
Inside Journey of Water
Journey of Water’s entrance can be found in the World Nature area of EPCOT, not far from The Seas with Nemo & Friends. We waited in line to get to the event check-in area.
The entrance to Journey of Water includes signs explaining that you actually have the option to get wet OR stay dry. There are separate paths!
Note that neither food nor beverages are allowed in Journey of Water, and service animals must stay on the dry path. You can read more about Journey of Water restrictions below.
Make sure you take the dry path if you prefer to, well, stay dry!
This attraction is all about the water cycle and how water connects us. Pay attention to signs throughout the trail explaining each part of the water cycle!
Each section features special information and a different way to interact with the water, like Rain…
In Rain, for example, you can touch individual streams of water (think strings of a musical instrument) to make music.
It reminded us a bit of a similar feature in the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train queue, but here the water streams run constantly and don’t make music until/unless you touch them.
Other interactive areas include sensors you can stand on to get water flowing (kind of like a splash pad)…
…and this area that asks guests to work together as a group!
When multiple people raise their arms, a huge water splash can be triggered.
And over here, you can walk through a waterfall slowly for a special surprise.
This is what the waterfall looks like as is. If you walk slowly, the water might part for you!
Disney has expanded its reclaimed water system to make Journey of Water more sustainable. That means all the water is circulated, so make sure you don’t drink it!
Journey of Water is not just about water, either — don’t forget to pay attention to the rocks!
Here you can see the Heart of Te Fiti…
…while this rock features a gorgeous carving of Moana herself.
Spot the Kakamora below!
And check out how absolutely gorgeous Te Fiti herself is!
In fact, so much of Journey of Water is beautiful. We can see this attraction being a popular spot for photographers.
You can even see Spaceship Earth from some angles!
To be perfectly honest, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect of this attraction, and we really enjoyed it! The interactive water was so fun (and cooling) and it was also a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the park.
The capacity of this attraction is 151 people, which means that guests will likely have to wait in a queue before walking through the attraction — especially when it first opens. Hopefully, it won’t feel super crowded, but we’ll have to wait and see!
Note that there is a bathroom in the attraction, which is convenient.
And during our walkthrough, a few of the features were not operating. This may happen during your visit, so keep that in mind.
Watch some videos of Journey of Water below!
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Journey of Water is currently scheduled to open in “late 2023.” Keep following MickeyBlog for more Disney news!