Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is such a beautiful gift we have waited so long for. Located inside EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort, Journey of Water is a breathtaking path that weaves guests into the story of the one thing that connects us all – water.
If you’ve visited EPCOT over the last several years then you have seen the construction walls acting as a hedge of protection waiting to reveal the EPCOT transformation.
Each time we visit, my children make note of where the walls draw the line. Last week, we saw trees again along the walkway and they hugged each tree lining the path as though they were welcoming back old friends.
We were thrilled when Moana Journey of Water opened and we were able to explore the newest attraction.
We’ve now been twice and can not wait to visit again. Each time we see something new. It’s beautiful and is perfect in the early mornings and into the evenings as the sun sets. We haven’t visited during the middle of the day yet.
Have you visited? What is your favorite section?
What is the Journey of Water in EPCOT?
Open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana allows guests to explore a beautifully landscaped walking trail with fun and surprises around every turn!
Guests of all ages can engage with water in magical ways like Moana did with the ocean – from a simple greeting to a high five or even a crashing wave of fun. This lush and tropical path is the first Disney Parks experience to immerse guests into a world inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film, “Moana.”
And we are so excited about this experience that encompasses three of the four senses (please NO tasting of the water!!).
What is there to do inside Journey of Water Inspired by Moana?
From the youngest little ones to the generations who are young at heart, every member of the family can enjoy this fun, lively, and interactive experience as they discover ways to befriend, protect, and cherish the water that connects and gives life to the world.
Just like Moana’s friend the ocean, water here has a playful personality of their own, and guests can join in the fun by making music with “rain harps,” waving to jumping streams, and creating a roaring ocean wave.
Watch the Rocks Along the Journey
As guests walk along the trail, they will come across Te Fiti, who is seen protecting water as it travels through the water cycle.
Keep your eyes open and you might even discover beloved characters carved in rock formations like Heihei, Pua, Moana, Baby Moana, and so many more beloved characters and symbols from the movie.
You’ll also find Maui’s fish hook. Make sure to look up to see the Star Map and Gramma Tala as a Manta Ray.
Here’s a list of the characters and symbols you will find carved into the rocks throughout Journey of Moana, Inspired by Moana:
- Baby Moana
- Hei Hei
- Maui’s tattoo
- Maui’s hook
- Moana’s boat
- Baby sea turtle
- Adult sea turtle
- Te Fiti
- Te Fiti’s heart
- Moana’s seashell
- Grandma Tala
Have you found them all?
Water Connects Us All
As you play and interact with water in new ways you will learn about the global water cycle—which takes water on a wondrous adventure around our planet. As you walk the breathtaking path following the journey of water, you will discover how you can help protect this precious natural resource and make a positive impact on the world.
Where is the Journey of Water?
Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is located in World Nature, across from The Seas with Nemo and Friends, inside EPCOT.
These new elements inside Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana enhance the story of the World Nature neighborhood, while connecting with attractions like Soarin’ at The Land pavilion and family-favorite The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
From adventures above the clouds to descending under the waves, the unique attractions in this neighborhood of World Nature help guests engage with, appreciate, and learn how to protect the unique elemental ecosystems that enliven the world.
Before You Visit Journey of Water, Inspired By Moana Please Note
The weather in Florida is unpredictable. There are some aspects of this experience that may close during inclement weather. This is for your safety.
If you are in a wheelchair or ECV, access is available on the dry path only.
Strollers are not permitted and must be parked outside the attraction in designated areas.
Service animals are permitted with caution in some areas; service animals must remain on the dry path.
Can I Meet Moana in EPCOT?
Yes! With the opening of Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, her voyages may bring her to World Nature from time to time.
Guests will have the opportunity to meet Moana in a new area of World Nature. Nestled across from Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, this will be the perfect place for fans to snap a few photos, share in a hug or even recount their important learnings about water conservation with the Wayfinder herself.
Will there be a Moana ride at Disney World?
As of right now, the Moana attraction allows you to explore the wonders of water along a lush trail with interactive water features based on the Disney animated film Moana.
EPCOT Transformation Continues
Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana joins new experiences such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Connections Café & 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 lush green space to enjoy.
As guests pass Spaceship Earth, in the future they will discover a breathtaking new view of World Showcase from Dreamers Point. World Celebration will also feature a new statue honoring the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney, plus beautiful natural environments and global design elements filled with Disney magic.
Have you visited Journey of Water? What is your favorite section?