(Written by Maureen M./Photos Courtesy of Walt Disney World)
Ever wish you could have a conversation with a sea turtle? Well, when you visit The Seas with Nemo and Friends, your wish can come true!
Located in Future World at EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort, The Seas with Nemo and Friends is an experience unlike any other. Our first stop as you enter this magical attraction is to board a “clamobile” in a search for Nemo, who – of course – seems to be lost. You’ll encounter all the characters you have grown to love the movie “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” as you travel through the waters. You exit at Sea Base, an aquarium with exhibits of animals ranging from seahorses, to sharks, to dolphins, to numerous types of tropical fish and even – you guessed it – sea turtles.
Quite possibly my favorite attraction within The Seas with Nemo and Friends is Turtle Talk with Crush. This offers a unique interactive experience where children can ask Crush all their questions. Don’t be fooled and think this is just for the kids! Parents will enjoy this heartwarming underwater conversation just as much as the little ones – and let’s be honest, since most of us remember when Nemo came out, it’s like a trip down memory lane.
The Seas with Nemo and Friends features Coral Reef Restaurant – a table service dining experience with one wall being an aquarium tank. You can dine on sustainable ocean favorites (or not if you feel a little weird about it, given your location) from around the globe while enjoying a view of over 4,000 aquatic creatures.
Additional opportunities for close encounters with the animals can be found through different special Events and Tours options. EPCOT DiveQuest allows certified SCUBA divers to plunge in for a 40-minute dive in the Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium. For those who don’t hold a SCUBA certification, there is a SAS (SCUBA Assisted Snorkel) System option to experience the tank. Dolphins of the Depth allow guests to interact with dolphins and gives a great behind the scenes tour.
Of course, each unique experience at Walt Disney World requires an equally unique shopping experience. SeaBase Gift Shop lets you pick your favorite stuffed Nemo pal to take home with you. There are also options to decorate your home, wear your Disney love with pride and various other ocean themed merchandise.
The Seas with Nemo and Friends provides EPCOT guests the opportunity to step inside a most beloved Disney classic. Take the time to slow down and immerse yourself in the wonder of nature. This pavilion is something that your trip to EPCOT would be incomplete without.