Exciting news for all Moana fans out there! Disney is gearing up for more Moana-themed attractions at their parks, as revealed by CEO Bob Iger during Disney’s Upfront presentation. While the specifics remain a mystery, this announcement hints at a significant investment in bringing the beloved characters and breathtaking locales from the 2016 animated hit to life in new and imaginative ways.

Given Moana’s tremendous success, it’s no surprise that Disney is eager to expand its presence in the parks. The film, which grossed over $643 million worldwide, was lauded by both critics and audiences. It scored an impressive 95% critic rating and an 89% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. With nominations for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, Moana solidified its place as a modern Disney classic.

But the wave of Moana excitement doesn’t stop there. Last year, Disney announced a live-action adaptation of Moana, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reprising his role as the charismatic demigod, Maui. Set to be directed by Thomas Kail of Hamilton fame, the live-action film aims for a 2025 release. Additionally, fans can look forward to an animated sequel, with Auli’i Cravalho returning to voice Moana, despite not taking part in the live-action version.

Disney’s plans for their parks don’t end with Moana. Earlier this year, the company unveiled Moana: Journey of Water at EPCOT, and it appears this is just the beginning. With a whopping $1 billion earmarked for expanding attractions, Disney also plans to introduce experiences based on other popular IPs like Indiana Jones and Encanto.

Moana’s adventurous spirit and the film’s resonant themes of courage and self-discovery continue to captivate audiences. Those who wish to revisit the magic can stream Moana on Disney+. As Disney further invests in these beloved stories, the future looks bright for fans of Moana and other iconic Disney tales.

What do you think about the new Moana attractions coming to Disney Parks? Are you excited for the live-action adaptation and animated sequel? Share your thoughts in the comments below and let’s get the conversation started! Don’t forget to share this exciting update with fellow Disney enthusiasts!