LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, a new interactive walkthrough attraction, officially opens at EPCOT on Oct. 16.

What You Need To Know

  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana officially opens Oct. 16

  • The walkthrough attraction features interactive water elements centered on the water cycle

  • Visitors can play in the water in different areas of the exploration trail 

  • RELATED: Disney sets passholder previews for EPCOT's Moana attraction

The exploration trail, which is based on Disney’s 2016 animated film “Moana,” consists of multiple play areas with interactive water features.

Set in the World Nature area of the park, Journey of Water is an experience centered on the water cycle, with education elements incorporated throughout.

Last week, during Disney’s Destination D23 event, Spectrum News had a chance to step inside Journey of Water for a preview.

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana officially opens at EPCOT on Oct. 16. (Spectrum News/Ashley Carter)

Inside, visitors will find an environment filled with lush, green vegetation and rock work. The trail is divided into sections based on the different parts of the water cycle represented in the attraction — rain, steam, land, sky, etc.

Each section has signs that explain the ways water is connected and the impact it has on the environment.

The sections also feature different water elements with which visitors can interact. The effects can be triggered by visitors waving their arms or moving close to sensors.

One section features a water effect that plays music when the “strings” of water are touched. Another effect is a curtain of water that parts when visitors walk through it.

And for those who don’t want to get wet, Journey of Water offers a dry path that visitors can follow.

Throughout the experience, music from the film’s soundtrack plays in the background. Visitors should also look closely at the rocks. Different characters have been incorporated into the design, including Hei Hei and Moana.

At the center of the experience is a 16-foot-tall figure of Te Fiti, guiding the water along the cycle. (Spectrum News/Ashley Carter)

Journey of Water is probably most impressive at night, with the tropical environment glowing with hues of blue and purple—similar to Pandora-The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom. 

Passholders will have a chance to experience it starting later this month before it officially opens to the public.