Enjoy an elaborate, musical rendition of Pixar’s Finding Nemo (2003) at this lavish production at DinoLand’s Theater in the Wild.
Opening Day: January 24, 2007
Type of Ride: Show
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration of Ride: About 40 minutes
Typical Queue Time: None; shows start at scheduled times
Single Rider Line: No
FastPass+: Yes, visit our FastPass+ Guide for more information on FastPass+.
Chicken Exit Available: No
Baby Swap Available: No
Type of Vehicle: None; guests sit on benches
Type of Restraint: None
Attraction Open During EMH: No. See our Extra Magic Hours page for more information.
Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No
Finding Nemo-The Musical Restrictions
Height Requirements: None
Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No
Finding Nemo-The Musical Location
Shopping: Various goods, including toys, apparel, and beverages, are available for purchase nearby in the zany “Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures.”
Dining/Refreshment: Across DinoLand U.S.A., Restaurantosaurus serves lunch and dinner in a counter service setup. Choices include salads, hot dogs, and burgers. Restaurantosaurus housed Donald Duck’s character breakfast until 2007, when the meal moved to its current residence at Tusker House.
Restroom: Restrooms are situated behind Theater in the Wild.
Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Animal Kingdom smoking areas can be found on our Walt Disney World Designated Smoking Areas page.
Finding Nemo-The Musical Fun Facts
Did you know?
- Finding Nemo—The Musical incorporates six major songs: “In the Big Blue World,” “Fish are Friends, Not Food,” “Where’s My Dad?,” “We Swim Together,” “Just Keep Swimming,” and “Go with the Flow.” These numbers were written specifically for this attraction, marking the first time Disney had devised a theme park musical production based on a non-musical film.
- The songs for Finding Nemo—The Musical were written by the duo of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who also wrote the music for Disney’s animated features Winnie the Pooh (2011) and Frozen (2013).
- Finding Nemo—The Musical is performed with costumed actors and elaborate puppets amidst changing backdrops and video clips. The puppet of Crush the sea turtle is gargantuan.
- Theater in the Wild is situated in DinoLand U.S.A even though none of its productions have involved dinosaurs.
- Theater in the Wild has a 1,500-guest capacity.
- Theater in the Wild was enclosed in 2006 to prepare for the debut of Finding Nemo—The Musical. The theater was previously exposed to the elements.
- Prior to Finding Nemo—The Musical, Theater in the Wild housed “Journey into the Jungle Book” from opening day until 1999 and “Tarzan Rocks” from 1999 to 2006. The former show was a theatrical retelling of The Jungle Book (1967), while the latter production was an acrobatic show based on Tarzan (1999).
- Finding Nemo—The Musical is one of three attractions at Walt Disney World based on Finding Nemo, the others being “The Seas with Nemo & Friends” and “Turtle Talk with Crush,” both housed in The Seas pavilion at Epcot.
- A sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, is scheduled for theatrical release on June 17, 2016.
Hidden Mickeys are formed by bubbles on both sides of the stage.
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Top 5 Tips for Finding Nemo-The Musical
- Finding Nemo—The Musical is performed at scheduled times throughout the day. Check the Times Guide to plan your visit. Guests should arrive at the theater 20-30 minutes prior to the scheduled showtime to ensure a seat during busier times.
- FastPass Plus is available for Finding Nemo—The Musical, but “Kilimanjaro Safaris,” “Expedition Everest,” “Kali River Rapids,” “Dinosaur,” and “Primeval Whirl” are better first uses.
- If touring with children, consider the long runtime before attending this show. Some scenes may also be too intense, visually and emotionally, for young children.
- Be prepared to have “Go with the Flow” linger in your head for a while after exiting the theater.
- Consider watching Finding Nemo prior to your visit such as to better appreciate this attraction.