Journey of Water Inspired by Moana to be Part of Early Entry and Extended Evening Hours

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Eligible guests will be able to experience Journey of Water Inspired by Moana during Early Park Entry and Extended Evening Hours

We are just over a month away from the opening of Journey of Water Inspired by Moana, and we have some great news for guests planning a trip during this time period: the attraction will be available during Early Park Entry and Extended Evening Hours!

Related: Moana Meet and Greet Coming to EPCOT

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Early Park Entry provides guests staying at eligible hotels 30-minute early entry into Walt Disney World theme parks every day. The list of eligible hotels can be found here, and currently includes:

  • Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando
  • Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Four Seasons Resort Orlando
  • Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
  • Holiday Inn Orlando
  • Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World® Resort
  • Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
  • Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista also can enjoy early park entry through December 31, 2023.


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Extended Evening Hours provide extended hours past normal park closing select nights in select theme parks for guests who stay at a Disney Deluxe Resort, Disney Deluxe Villa Resort or other select hotels. Disney has confirmed this benefit will extended into 2024.

The current list of resorts eligible for Extended Evening Hours includes:

Disney Deluxe Resorts

Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts

Other Select Hotels

  • Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
  • Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World

Journey of Water Inspired by Moana is an immersive walk-through attraction that invites guests to “play with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again.” The attraction is currently open for Cast Member Previews, with AP previews coming soon. The attraction will open to all park guests on October 16, 2023.

Related: Opening Date for Journey of Water Inspired by Moana Announced


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