Go on a fin-tastic adventure to help Marlin find Nemo on The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
Board a “clamobile” and descend below the waves (without getting wet!) on this gentle ride based on characters from Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.
Drift through brightly colored coral reefs and gently swaying anemones, then dodge stinging jellyfish. But beware Bruce the shark!
Then catch a wave with Crush the sea turtle as you continue your search for Nemo.
Just keep swimming for our complete guide to The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends Quick Facts
The Seas with Nemo & Friends is located in The Seas Pavilion, which houses the second-largest aquarium in the country. When you enter Epcot, go to the right of Spaceship Earth and The Seas with Nemo & Friends will be on your right.
Here it is on a map:
How to Ride The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Do I need to use Genie+ at The Seas with Nemo & Friends?
Genie+ is available at The Seas with Nemo & Friends, however, this is not a priority when it comes to making your Genie+ reservations, because availability rarely runs out and the line moves rather quickly.
Be sure to check out our touring plans for Epcot for more Genie+ advice.
Rider Switch/Child Swap
As there is no height requirement for The Seas with Nemo & Friends, this attraction does not offer Rider Switch.
Rider Switch is Disney’s system that allows guests with small children to take turns riding bigger rides, while another person/people wait with the little one.
You can learn more about Rider Switch via our handy guide.
What to Expect when you Ride
You’ll be transported to the seashore as soon as you enter the queue for The Seas with Nemo & Friends, complete with a lifeguard station and boardwalk.
As you get closer to the front of the queue, you’ll feel as if you’ve walked under the waves. Special lighting gives the area that underwater look, while rusted pipes make up the guide rails. You can also see the bottom of a boat floating above you, as ripples radiate from it.
When you reach the boarding area, step onto the moving sidewalk to board your “clamobile.”
This is one of the longer queues, which is great when it’s raining and on hotter days when you need to escape those higher temperatures.
The ride vehicles for The Seas with Nemo & Friends are colorful, hard-backed “clamobiles,” similar to those found at Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid at Magic Kingdom.
Each clamobile can seat 2 to 3 guests.
Those in ECVs must transfer to a wheelchair to ride The Seas with Nemo & Friends. You can either ride in the wheelchair or transfer to the vehicle seat.
See a Cast Member at the attraction for your options and let them know if you need assistance or if you need the moving sidewalk stopped so you can board your clamobile.
Handheld captioning is available for guests.
On the Ride
If you prefer to experience The Seas with Nemo & Friends without spoilers, you may want to swim over this section.
Board your clamobile and get swept up into the world of Nemo on The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
Nemo is lost (again!) and his dad, Marlin the clownfish is searching for him. Journey through a coral reef where you’ll encounter Mr. Ray and his students that have joined the search to look for Nemo.
Then you’ll come upon Dory who is also looking for the little clownfish. But watch out for stinging jellyfish and especially the anglerfish – who chases Marlin and Dory into the deep blue sea!
Explore the wreck of a massive submarine before you meet Bruce, the great white shark, and Chum, a mako shark, who are both trying to coax Nemo out of his hiding spot by telling him unconvincingly, “Fish are friends, not food.”
But Nemo escapes – and so do you – to the East Australian Current where you get to hang ten with Crush and Squirt the turtles.
Enter into a massive aquarium where you’ll see Nemo finally reunited with his friends.
As your clamobile makes its way back to the surface, Nemo and his friends sin.g “In the Big Blue World,” which was adapted from the Animal Kingdom show, Finding Nemo: The Big Blue … and Beyond (originally Finding Nemo: The Musical).
What is so unique about this ride is that you are watching the story play out for these Pixar characters as they swim in the actual aquarium with real fish through the use of special effect glass!
Is The Seas with Nemo & Friends Kid-Friendly?
This gentle ride through a living aquarium that features the characters from Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Finding Dory films is appropriate for guests of all ages, especially little ones.
Strollers are not allowed in most queues at Walt Disney World, including The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
Instead, you’ll need to leave your stroller in the designated stroller parking area located near the entrance to the pavilion.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends is housed in The Seas Pavilion in Epcot. It is the former home of The Living Seas attraction which opened on January 15, 1986.
The original ride took visitors under the ocean to “Sea Base Alpha”.
On October 21, 2001, part of The Living Seas was closed down.
In December 2003, Disney began to re-theme The Living Seas into a new pavilion based on the Pixar film Finding Nemo.
On November 16, 2004, Turtle Talk with Crush opened and the show’s unexpected success overwhelmed the pavilion.
On August 21, 2005, The Living Seas closed for its transformation into The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Parts of the pavilion reopened in late November 2005.
As part of the renovations, Turtle Talk With Crush was moved to a larger theater to better handle the demand.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends opened on January 24, 2007.
In late 2019, new directory signage was installed, restoring the former Living Seas logo, as the pavilion was renamed The Seas Pavilion.
Other Fun Details
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends features characters from Pixar and Disney’s Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016).
- When The Living Seas, The Seas with Nemo & Friends predecessor, opened to the public in 1986, it housed the largest saltwater tank in the world, holding 5.7 million gallons of water. It was surpassed in 2005 with the opening of the Georgia Aquarium. It is currently the second-largest aquarium in the U.S. and the sixth-largest in the world.
- At the pavilion, there are over 60 species of sharks, turtles, dolphins, manatees, rays, and tropical fish, totaling around 6,000 inhabitants.
- The aquarium at The Seas with Nemo & Friends isn’t just a ride, it’s a conservation site. Many of the fish in the aquarium have been rescued and nursed back to health. A team of marine biologists work with Cast Members to research and learn more about preserving these creatures in the wild.
- When you see a shark swim by, you might be wondering why they aren’t going after the other fish in the tank. It is not because they believe that fish are friends, not food! Cast Members feed the sharks at night after the park closes. Their diet is made up of heftier fish like salmon or mackerel which are much more appetizing than the fish that live in their tank with them. This keeps them from munching on any other fellow inhabitants in the tank!
- After you’ve completed your ride, pick up your complimentary scavenger hunt booklet near the exit to The Seas with Nemo & Friends. On this fun, self-guided hunt through the aquarium, help Dory find her friends by solving clues, collecting stickers, and learning fun facts along the way.
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