Next Cast Member Preview Dates Announced for Journey of Water Inspired by Moana at EPCOT

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Next Cast Member Preview Dates Announced for Journey of Water Inspired by Moana at EPCOT

Disney has announced the dates for the next round of Cast Member previews of Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” at EPCOT. There were limited previews in July and registration will open on August 22 for previews in September.

Journey of Water Cast Member Previews

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The previews will take place on select dates from September 1 through September 22.

September 22 is the day Disney100 offerings will begin at EPCOT. Disney has not announced an opening date for Journey of Water, just that it will open in “late 2023” or “fall 2023.”

We have seen Disney testing various water effects and music for the attraction.

Journey of Water Details

Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” is a “self-guided outdoor trail where you can play with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again.”

It will have a wet path and a dry path for guests who don’t want to get wet. It seems there won’t be MagicBand+ interaction.

Te Fiti Figure Journey of Water

“Along with Moana as a steward of water conservation, Te Fiti is a symbol of how we should protect and nurture water wherever we find it,” Reid Ekman, Lead Concept Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering, said of the giant Te Fiti figure at the attraction. “This is an important theme in Journey of Water, where guests will learn more about how water travels from our skies to the ocean, and back again. This story will unfold along a lush trail inspired by the environments and art style of the beloved Walt Disney Animation Studios film.”

Cast Members working at Journey of Water and The Seas With Nemo & Friends will have convertible environmentally-friendly costumes.

Read more details about Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana.”

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