When and where you can meet Moana at EPCOT

MOANA - From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” an epic adventure about a spirited teen
MOANA - From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” an epic adventure about a spirited teen /

Last month, Disney announced plans to host a Moana meet-and-greet at the Journey of Water interactive walkthrough in EPCOT. As the walkthrough is inspired by her movie, it makes sense that Disney would give fans a chance to meet the Chieftess of Motunui.

So if you're heading to EPCOT, you may be wondering when and where you can meet Moana.

Well, first off, the Journey of Water attraction is set to officially open on October 16. However, until then, Disney is currently hosting a "soft opening" for it.

During this soft opening, the Journey of Water will be open and available to park guests at specific times, depending on the day. Here are the current times:

  • Thursday, October 12: No times available
  • Friday, October 13: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 15: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Despite the attraction still not being officially open, Moana is apparently still appearing. As of earlier this month, you were able to meet Moana, as she appears "intermittently" throughout the day. There were also a few specific times she is scheduled for meet-and-greets: 9:00, 10:15, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:45.

We don't know if these are the permanent times you'll be able to meet her when the Journey of Water officially opens on October 16, but it seems like these are the times for now.

As for where you can meet her, Moana is located near the entrance to Journey of Water, which itself is located within World Nature. Look for her designated spot between Journey of Water and The Seas Pavilion.

You can also meet Moana at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. The character is located at the Character Landing over in Discovery Island. The official Disney app confirms the Moana meet-and-greet will remain at Disney's Animal Kingdom for at least the remainder of October.