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Disney Imagineer shares sneak peek of Epcot’s new Moana attraction

Journey of Water is Disney’s first-ever attraction based on its 2016 animated film Moana.

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Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley has released a sneak peek of Epcot’s upcoming Moana-themed attraction, called ‘Journey of Water’.

Journey of Water will be Disney’s first-ever attraction based on its 2016 animated film Moana. It is described as an exploration trail where guests can enjoy and play with magical, living water.

Riddley, Imagineering’s Walt Disney World site portfolio executive, has shared “a preview of the graphic style that will be used throughout the attraction” on Instagram.

The graphic style is “inspired by the design and visual language of the Walt Disney Animation Studios film”, Riddley wrote.

Journey of Water is part of the historic transformation of Epcot. It will be located in the World Nature neighbourhood.

Journey of Water’s “graphic style”

“Our team created many original pieces that focus on the dynamic movement of water as it travels around the experience,” Riddley said.

“Graphics like these will guide guests through the cycle of water in fun and engaging ways to tell our story of the vital link we share with water across our planet, and inspire the important role we all share in preserving this life-giving and life-sustaining precious resource.”

Epcot’s first-ever roller coaster opened in May, with the first riders enjoying an intergalactic chase through space and time on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

The new ride is the longest fully enclosed coaster in any Disney theme park. It also boasts the first reverse launch for a Disney coaster. 

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the France Pavilion expansion launched at Epcot’s World Showcase neighbourhood in October 2021.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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