See the Latest CHANGES to the ‘Moana’ Attraction in Disney World

If you haven’t been to EPCOT in a while, then you might be surprised by some of the big changes in the park!


In the past few years, EPCOT has added two new rides, multiple new restaurants, a new gift shop, and a reimagined Club Cool. But there’s so much more to come! The middle of the park is currently under construction as they add more new attractions and offerings, and we’re sharing an updated look at the construction progress.

If you take a ride on the monorail heading into EPCOT, you’ll be able to look over the construction walls and see what’s going on. The first construction project you’ll come across is the work being done next to Guest Relations. This area was formerly a walkway to World Discovery, but has been blocked off since Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind opened last year.

Construction by Guest Relations

We’ve been watching the slow progress behind these walls for a while, hoping that they’ll eventually reopen the walkway. It would be much easier to get to that side of the park if they did! No concrete has been poured here yet, but it looks like they’ve been working on getting the ground leveled out.

Will they reopen the walkway?

As the monorail circles the park, you get a nice, broad look at everything happening in the middle of World Celebration. It looks like they’re starting to form the basis of CommuniCore Plaza, with a new cinder block wall going up and a large pile of dirt at the ready.

The middle of the park

But one of the most interesting changes this week is at CommuniCore Hall, where metal supports were added to the side of the building. When we walked by this spot at night, we also noticed that there were working electrical lights inside!

CommuniCore Hall

We’ve also noticed a little bit of work being done on the area between CommuniCore Hall and Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana. It’s likely that this will remain open to be a walkway between the attractions and various areas of this land.

Between CommuniCore Hall and Journey of Water

Moving on to Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana, we spotted construction workers walking throughout the part of the attraction that looked to be more finished. This whole side of the walkthrough experience has concrete pathways, greenery, and completed rockwork.

Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana

The other side of the attraction is still a work in progress. It looks as though the next set of planters has been marked off so that the pathways are more clear. Also, more light fixtures were installed.

There is still work to be done!

And then of course, there’s the barrier to the attraction. We’ve noticed more trees getting planted along the exterior wall. Recently, trees were added along a wall opposite Journey of Water as well. This seems to mark off another space for a large walkway.

Outside the attraction

Between Journey of Water and Spaceship Earth, there are two large pavilions with lots of pipes and equipment. It looks like this will be a backstage area blocked from guests — it’s possible that these are the pipes and pumps that supply water to the attraction. Disney is currently in the process of building up the greenery around this area to hide it from the public eye.

Backstage structures

That’s everything for now! We’ll continue to keep a watch on these projects and let you know what we find in the coming weeks and months. The EPCOT transformation is set to be complete before the end of 2023, and we can’t wait to check it out!

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