Take a peek behind the curtain: Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Fresh Design Elements of “Journey of Water,” Drawing Inspiration from the Moana Attraction at EPCOT.

Exciting Developments Unveiled for Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

As we celebrate World Princess Week, a sneak peek into the intricacies of Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, at EPCOT, promises enchantment and adventure. This forthcoming attraction is rapidly taking form, with our dedicated team of Walt Disney Imagineers and skilled artisans meticulously crafting the immersive exploration trail’s rockwork.

Designed to captivate guests of all ages, Journey of Water invites exploration and interaction with water as it journeys from the heavens to the depths of our oceans. Collaborating closely with artists and cultural consultants from Walt Disney Animation Studios, our Imagineers are weaving the essence of the natural water cycle into this captivating experience. Inspired by Moana’s profound connection with water and her resolute commitment to environmental stewardship, the attraction aims to impart valuable lessons on water’s significance while showcasing its playful spirit.

Fans of “Moana” will delight in discovering familiar shapes and characters intricately carved into the rocks and waterways throughout the journey. Notably, Moana herself stands proudly, symbolizing water’s triumphant return to the ocean.

In a behind-the-scenes glimpse for World Princess Week, Principal Dimensional Designer Jim Towler is seen meticulously sculpting a foam maquette of Moana, a pivotal step in the attraction’s design process. From initial models to paint studies and full-scale samples, each stage ensures alignment with our creative vision and guest experience.

Every detail within Journey of Water serves to narrate our story, from the iconic spiral symbolizing Moana’s journey to the vibrant foliage enhancing our immersive environments.

As construction progresses on-site, the anticipation builds for the unveiling of Journey of Water, which will be nestled within World Nature—a tribute to the marvels of the natural world. With Moana as our guide, this transformative experience aims to inspire conservation efforts and deepen our connection to the environment.

Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this exciting chapter of EPCOT’s transformation.

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