13. The Seas with Nemo and Friends
You rose to the top of the world, but now it’s time to take the plunge into aquatic adventure at Epcot’s own onsite aquarium-based pavilion. The Seas with Nemo and Friends, formerly known as the Living Seas Pavilion, features a broad range of watery wonders and undersea delights. It’s also the place to enjoy the popular ride it was renamed for—The Seas with Nemo and Friends Attraction. Here you will set off in a “clamobile” on an adventurous quest through the coral reef to help find Nemo—that adorable little clownfish who has once again wandered off. Along the way you will encounter recognizable friends and foe alike from the movie Finding Nemo. And to experience even more character interactions, the pavilion is also home to another great attraction—Turtle Talk with Crush. Here guests of all ages will be led into a room dubbed “the human tank” and then take part in an interactive show featuring that famed turtle Crush, who will be speaking directly with the various members of the audience in personalized one-on-one conversations. You’re also bound to see other “dudes” swimming around, including many well-loved characters from the Finding Nemoand Finding Doryfilms. Experiences vary, making presentation an original one-of-a-kind adventure.
While making your rounds within the pavilion you also have to check out SeaBase. This impressive 5.7 million-gallon aquarium and Caribbean Coral Reef stands out as one of the largest manmade ocean environments in the world and is home to more than 4,000 diverse sea creatures. From turtles, dolphins, rays, fish, and sharks of all kinds you’ll be in awe at the underwater inner-workings surrounding you amidst the different floors and circular observation windows. There are also different feeding times and educational events led by cast members throughout the day. For even more wet wonders, there are also three unique opportunities you may consider signing up for—the Epcot Seas Aqua Tour, Disney’s Dolphins in Depth, and Epcot DiveQuest. Please note, however, the latter does require scuba certification in order to participate.