At The Seas with Nemo and Friends, guests enter the world of the characters from Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo (2003) for a musical, suboceanic adventure before enjoying some educational presentations at Epcot’s sea-themed pavilion.
Opening Day: January 24, 2007
Type of Ride: Omnimover and educational exhibits
Age Recommendation: All ages
Duration of Ride: About 5 minutes for the omnimover; unlimited for the exhibits
Typical Queue Time: Short to moderate; typically peaks at about 30 minutes
Single Rider Line: No
Chicken Exit Available: No
Baby Swap Available: No
Type of Vehicle: Clamobile
Type of Restraint: None
Attraction Open During Early Theme Park Entry: Yes. See our Early Theme Park Entry page for more information.
Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No
Height Requirements: None
Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No
The Seas with Nemo and Friends Location
Shopping: Apparel and Finding Nemo-themed plush dolls can be purchased at the pavilion’s “SeaBase Gift Shop.”
Dining/Refreshment: With a view of The Seas with Nemo & Friends’ gargantuan tank, guests can enjoy a table service lunch or dinner at the Coral Reef Restaurant. Offerings for both meals include calamari, lobster soup, steaks, chicken, trout, salmon, Mahi Mahi, and assorted cakes.
Restroom: Restrooms are conveniently located inside the pavilion.
Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Disney parks are smoke free.
The Seas with Nemo and Friends Fun Facts
Did you know?
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends is the name of both the pavilion and the omnimover attraction inside the pavilion. The pavilion also houses the interactive Turtle Talk with Crush show and the Coral Reef Restaurant.
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilion debuted in 2007 as an update to The Living Seas pavilion, which exuded a more educational vibe, from 1986 to 2005. The Living Seas attraction was broken into four parts: an educational film discussing the science behind the formation of Earth’s waterbodies; a simulated underwater descent in faux elevators called “hydrolators”; an omnimover journey in “seacabs” with views of the tanks; and various educational demonstrations and activities at “Seabase Alpha,” an area representing an underwater research facility. The pavilion was sponsored by United Technologies from its debut until 1998. The preshow movie was made optional and the seacab section was eliminated during The Living Seas’ final four years, 2001-2005.
- A trio of animatronic seagulls outside the pavilion periodically squawks “mine, mine, mine!”
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends’ queue is themed after a beach, with colorful signs, sand, a sunrise mural, and a lifeguard stand.
- Guests experience the attraction proper in “clamobiles.” These whimsical vehicles, propelled on an omnimover track, face the aquarium tanks, onto which a story is projected amidst tangible objects. Projected characters from Finding Nemo include Nemo, Marlin the clownfish, Dory the regal blue tang, Bruce the great white shark, Crush the sea turtle, Squirt the sea turtle, and Mr. Ray. The ride culminates with the song “In the Big Blue World,” which is also heard in the Animal Kingdom’s Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond. The Seas with Nemo & Friends and the original show, Finding Nemo—The Musical both debuted in early 2007.
- The omnimover track is an extended version of The Living Seas’ seacab track. 280 feet were added to the original track using space formerly occupied by a preshow theater and the hydrolators.
- Guests can view a plethora of marine life with an emphasis on creatures seen in Finding Nemo and absorb two floors of educational exhibits, including the whimsical “Bruce’s Sub House,” following the ride. The pavilion’s aquarium houses more than 4,000 sea creatures from over sixty species, including clownfish, regal blue tangs, manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, angelfish, rays, and sharks. Feedings are conducted at scheduled times throughout the day.
- Conservation is a major aspect of The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Rehabilitation, especially towards injured manatees and sea turtles, has been conducted in the pavilion since its 1986 opening.
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends holds 5.7 million gallons of water. From 1986 until 2005, when it was surpassed by the Georgia Aquarium, the pavilion housed the world’s largest saltwater aquarium.
- The Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere could float in The Seas with Nemo & Friends’ aquarium.
- Three tours, “Dolphins in Depth,” DiveQuest, and “Aqua Tour,” are offered at The Seas with Nemo & Friends for an extra cost. The latter two experiences allow guests to, respectively, scuba dive and snorkel in the main tank.
- Projections similar to those seen on The Seas with Nemo & Friends are featured on Disneyland Park’s Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
A Hidden Mickey can be seen on a tiny oyster in a picture in Bruce’s Sub House.
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Top 5 Tips for The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- Because of its theme, The Seas with Nemo & Friends is the premier Epcot pavilion for children.
- Guests wanting to bypass the omnimover ride can directly access the aquarium exhibits through the pavilion’s exit.
- Consider watching Finding Nemo and/or Finding Dory prior to your visit such as to better appreciate The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
- Learn more about the creatures that live under the sea thanks to the Finding Dory’s Friends scavenger hunt.
- Ask cast members if any of the animals are due to be fed during your time in the pavilion.