PHOTOS: New Concrete Frames Installed at Moana Journey of Water Walkthrough Site in EPCOT

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Work is underway on yet another new attraction at EPCOT. Initial progress on the Journey of Water walkthrough maze, which was announced earlier this year at the D23 Expo caught our eye today. The upcoming attraction will be based off Disney’s 2016 film, Moana, and will feature interactive water elements.

We first noticed construction walls go up around Future World in early September. Shortly after walls went up in this area, the land was cleared to ready it for construction.

The only thing visible from the ground level is one steel beam structure. This is used as a height indicator to make sure nothing hits the monorail, due to its proximity.

There’s an additional inner fenced-in area a few feet from the construction walls. The building in the back is part of Innoventions West, which is set to be demolished.

For now, the space is mostly just dirt and excavators, with a large pit off to the side.

There are also several concrete pieces marking out a frame for the area.

The same steel beam structure from before can be seen in the walled area, too.

Are you looking forward to the upcoming Journey of Water walkthrough attraction? Keep checking back with WDW News Today for more construction updates in EPCOT and beyond!

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The steel beam is a guide to protect the monorail beam. They don’t want to damage that.


The steel “structure’ has the appearance of a safety device to prevent vehicles that are too tall from proceeding past that point. It definitely looks to be temporary. I can’t see why it would be needed…but this may become obvious later.