Journey of Water Inspired by ‘Moana’ to Have Dry Path Option, No MagicBand+ Interactions

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Journey of Water Inspired by ‘Moana’ to Have Dry Path Option, No MagicBand+ Interactions

Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” will have both a wet and dry path and apparently no MagicBand+ interactions.

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In the recently released attraction information, Walt Disney World indicated guests would be able to choose a dry path when experiencing Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” if they don’t want to get wet.

The information included no reference to MagicBand+ interactivity, which Disney teased last year, although never confirmed.

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.”

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“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.”

It will open in “late 2023.” Disney has also stated it would open in “fall 2023.” An opening in November, in time for Thanksgiving, could be considered both late and in the fall of this year. We’ve seen Disney testing various water effects and music for the attractionCast Member previews for Journey of Water have already begun.

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

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