PHOTOS: Themed Canopies Installed at Journey of Water Inspired by ‘Moana’ in EPCOT

Themed canopies have been installed over a walkway in Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” at EPCOT.

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The orange canopies hang from the brown archway and poles installed last month. The other poles in the area still wrapped in plastic are for lamps.

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The canopies won’t cover the entire attraction but will provide shade for this section. Trees and the tall rock structures will help provide shade elsewhere.

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A crew member on a ladder was working on securing one canopy, while another crew member helped from the ground. Two others were sheltering under a canopy that was already installed.

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The top of the canopies are solid colored, but there are patterns on the bottom (keep scrolling for a closer look).

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The two triangular canopies are right next to each other. They are around the corner from the 16-foot-tall Te Fiti statue, which will overlook a body of water.

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The rocks around the canopies seem to be mostly completed and covered in moss and plants.

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Still, some concrete walls remain exposed and within view of the Monorail. Orange net fencing and caution tape surround some areas past the concrete.

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These two steel structures cover some of the attraction’s machinery.

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From the ground, we could see the underside of the canopies, which feature a dark brown or black pattern.

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The pattern includes stripes of arrows, waves, shells, and fish. They’re reminiscent of Maui’s tattoos and traditional Polynesian artwork.

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The undersides aren’t completely covered in the pattern.

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Here’s a look at the concept art featuring the canopies. Guests will enter the attraction near the rock featuring Te Fiti’s swirl (visible beyond a tree below).

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Check out our list of every new attraction coming to Disney Parks in 2023, which includes Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana.” The walkthrough attraction may include some MagicBand+ interaction.

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2 thoughts on “PHOTOS: Themed Canopies Installed at Journey of Water Inspired by ‘Moana’ in EPCOT”

  1. sorry, but i do not see another boat ride like small world, naveen river, anderschluss, or the jungle cruise making a really big splash with the cutomers paying $200 a ticket no matter what they name it. do you?

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