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The Seas Pavilion at Epcot (Finding Nemo, aquarium, Coral Reef Restaurant)

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The Seas Pavilion at Epcot (Finding Nemo, aquarium, Coral Reef Restaurant)

When visiting Epcot, you’ll see that the park is split up into different sections.

There is, of course, the World Showcase where you can visit 11 different countries. But, the old Future World has been transformed into 3 new neighborhoods called: World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature.

Each of these neighborhoods have their own special pavilions, including The Seas pavilion.

The pavilion is well known for celebrating Finding Nemo, its characters, and other aquatic life. There’s also the Coral Reef Restaurant, a Table Service restaurant with fantastic aquarium views.

Let’s take a deep dive into The Seas pavilion and see what else there is to explore.

Overview

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  • Location: World Nature (near The Land pavilion)
  • Restaurants: 1 Table Service (Coral Reef Restaurant)
  • Shops: SeaBase Gift Shop
  • Entertainment: None
  • Attractions: The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, Aqua Tour, DiveQuest,
  • Characters: None
  • Popular snacks and drinks: None
  • Not-to-miss: The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, SeaBase, Finding Dory’s Friends Scavenger Hunt

The Seas Pavilion Map

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Dining

You’re able to find 1 Table Service restaurant in The Seas pavilion — the Coral Reef Restaurant.

Table Service Restaurants

Coral Reef Restaurant

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Coral Reef Restaurant serves ocean-fresh specialities for lunch and dinner in a unique setting — a view into the pavilion’s aquarium.

While you eat, you can look through the panoramic windows into The Seas, which is one of the largest man-made ocean environments on the planet.

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The aquarium also holds enough water to fill 54 Olympic-sized swimming pools and houses approximately 2,000 sea creatures (more than 60 aquatic species).

Seating Areas

The Seas pavilion doesn’t have really any seating areas. So, if you’re looking to rest your feet, try The Land pavilion instead.

Shops

If you’re looking for sea-themed merchandise, especially anything Finding Nemo, The Seas has the perfect gift shop for you.

SeaBase Gift Shop

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The SeaBase Gift Shop is located inside the pavilion. As soon as you walk through the automatic sliding doors, you’re inside the store!

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Here, you can find all kinds of cute Finding Nemo items, like stuffed animals and apparel.

Attractions

There are 2 main attractions here, along with a couple tours that might interest you.

The Seas With Nemo and Friends

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The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a family-friendly, slow-moving attraction that takes you through different Finding Nemo scenes.

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It’s a super cute ride and one kids will love. There are some darker moments that could scare little ones, so keep that in mind.

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The indoor queue is about just as long as the ride (you’ll know what we mean once you walk it), but the air conditioning sure does feel good on a hot day.

Turtle Talk with Crush

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Turtle Talk with Crush isn’t a ride, but more of an interactive show that is funny — and totally different every time!

The 15-minute chat gives guests the chance to ask Crush from Finding Nemo questions.

If you’re looking for a good laugh, something to entertain kids, and stay cool, Turtle Talk is a great option.

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You can ask him all kinds of (appropriate) questions. The show is improvised, which is why it’s not the same every time.

Neither Turtle Talk or The Seas with Nemo and Friends are attractions that you need to make a priority.

But, if you’re curious about what you should and shouldn’t prioritize attraction-wise at Epcot, check out the below graphic and link.

Genie+ priorities Epcot Book these first

Epcot Seas Adventures — Aqua Tour (temporarily unavailable)

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This snorkeling experience in the Caribbean Coral Reef, a 5.7-million-gallon, man-made saltwater ocean, is for guests who aren’t SCUBA-certified.

It’s a 2.5 hour experience that consists of 30 minutes of actual snorkeling time. You’re not allowed to dive beneath the surface, but float on the surface as you view over 65 species of marine life.

You’ll also get to tour the massive infrastructure that filters and maintains the habitat, receive a complimentary photo of yourself suited up in your dive gear, and take home a special Epcot Seas Adventures – Aqua Tour souvenir.

Learn more about Aqua Tour.

Epcot Seas Adventures — DiveQuest (temporarily unavailable)

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This tour gives you the chance to dive inside the Caribbean Coral Reef, Disney’s 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium and swim with over 6,000 sea creatures.

There are even 56 giant windows, so family and friends can watch your dive! You can also purchase a souvenir video of your experience.

DiveQuest is 3 hours, but you’ll spend about 40 minutes on your actual dive. The rest of the experiences includes a tour of massive backstage infrastructure that filters and maintains this vast man-made ocean.

Important: You must be SCUBA-certified to participate.

Read more about DiveQuest.

Activities

The Seas pavilion has several activities, including the chance to look at a variety of marine life.

SeaBase

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SeaBase is the main aquarium and marine life habitats located in The Seas pavilion.

Here you’ll find a 5.7-million-gallon Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium, one of the largest man-made ocean environments on the planet. It’s home to sea creatures from over 60 species.

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There’s also an Observation Deck on the second floor, a circular, window-lined room in the middle of the aquarium.

If you want to experience fish feedings, these usually occur between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.

Coin Press Machine

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The Seas pavilion has 2 coin press machines, both in the gift shop near

One coin press machines allows you to create a range of Disney-themed pressed pennies. You can either pay $1.00 for each or $5.00 for all 8.

You can use the other coin press machine to pay $1.00 for a special coin or pay $4.00 for 4 coins.

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You’ll also find a portable phone charging station next to the coin press machines. This is where you can swap and purchase FuelRods.

Bruce’s Shark World

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Bruce’s Shark World (yes, that Bruce from Finding Nemo) is a fun interactive area for kids.

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You can even test your undersea expertise with quizzes from Nemo’s teacher, Mr. Ray. 

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Be sure you also take a photo inside the mouth of Bruce! Remember: fish are friends, not food.

Finding Dory’s Friends Scavenger Hunt

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Did you know there’s a cute — and complimentary — scavenger hunt in The Seas pavilion?

It’s called Finding Dory’s Friends Scavenger Hunt.

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You can find a small stand in the middle of the pavilion, just as you get off The Seas with Nemo and Friends.

It’s right in the middle of the pavilion, just as you get off the Finding Nemo ride.

Once you pick up a booklet, you can follow the map throughout the pavilion solving puzzles and looking for clues to help Dory find her ocean friends.

This is self-led scavenger hunt is a great (and free) way activity for littles ones and families.

Disney PhotoPass Photographer

If you want to take a nice photo in The Seas pavilion, look for the Disney PhotoPass photographer near Coral Reef Restaurant (towards Spaceship Earth) and across from The Seas with Nemo and Friends.

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Remember: unless you have Memory Maker, Memory Maker Day One, or a PhotoPass entitlement with your Annual Pass, you will have to pay to download or print these photos.

Below are just two photo examples that you may have taken in the pavilion.

Be sure to also ask if they have any fun “Magic Shots”!

Restrooms & Elevators

You can find restrooms and elevators next to the manatees exhibit on the first floor. If you’re looking at the manatees habitat, they’re to the right.

The elevators come out on the second floor next to the manatees, as well.

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The Seas Pavilion Checklist

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What’s your favorite thing about The Seas pavilion at Epcot? Tell us in the comments!

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