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The Seas with Nemo and Friends

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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. Guests experience the attraction proper in “clamobiles.” These whimsical vehicles, propelled on an omni mover 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 guests hear 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.

Ride Information  Restrictions  Location  Fun Facts  Top 5 Tips

Ride Information

Opening Day: January 24, 2007

Type of Ride: Omni mover and educational exhibits

Age Recommendation: All ages

Duration of Ride: About 5 minutes for the omni mover; 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: Clam-mobile

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

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Ride Restrictions

Height Requirements: None

Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No

The Seas with Nemo and Friends Location

Shopping: Plush dolls and apparel with Finding Nemo themes are available at the “SeaBase Gift Shop” in the pavilion.

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.

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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 omni mover 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.
  • United Technologies sponsored the pavilion 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.
  • The omni mover track is an extended version of The Living Seas’ seacab track. 280 feet were added to the original track by using the space that was previously 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. Throughout the day, Cast Members feed the sea life.
  • Conservation is a major aspect of The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Cast Members continually help rehabilitate injured animals, especially towards injured manatees and sea turtles since 1986.
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends holds 5.7 million gallons of water. From 1986 until 2005, 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 available at The Seas with Nemo & Friends for an additional 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.

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There is a Hidden Mickey 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

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  • Because of its theme, The Seas with Nemo & Friends is the premier Epcot pavilion for children.
  • Guests wanting to bypass the omni mover 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.
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