Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond! Overview | Disney’s Animal Kingdom Attractions

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue...and Beyond!

Immerse yourself in this indoor stage show featuring your favorite Nemo characters, puppetry, live singing, original music, and special lighting and sound effects.

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond!

Walt Disney World Resort Park Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Location in Park DinoLand U.S.A.
Height Restrictions All Heights
Age Interests All Ages
Thrill Type Low Thrill
Hours 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM
Wait Times Low
Genie+ Yes
Accessibility Information
May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV, Audio Description, Sign Language, Assistive Listening

Attraction Overview

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond! opened in spring of 2022, replacing Finding Nemo — The Musical. This 25-minute Broadway-style show features live performers, impressive costumes, and your favorite tunes from the classic film. A large animated backdrop and special lighting effects create the underwater environment as you enjoy the story narrated by the friends from the tank at Dr P. Sherman’s dentist office who retell Nemo’s story beginning at his very first day of school.

The theater seats 1,500 guests on high-backed benches. The main stage extends into the audience allowing for additional crowd interaction. While there isn’t a bad seat in the house, those seated near the stage have a closer view of the actors’ faces and larger-than-life props like Crush who is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle and Mr. Ray who arrives on stage undulating via bicycle. In addition, fan-favorite characters Marlin, Dory, Bruce, and Gill arrive on stage and even Darla, the girl curious about the fish tank’s contents, makes an appearance.

While you file into the theater and wait for the show to begin, “Marine Life Explorers” are invited to listen to fun facts about life under the sea as they are announced over the sound system by the Marine Life Institute and then invited to explore the “mysterious world of the open ocean” as the show’s curtain opens. Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond! will remind you why Nemo and friends are such lovable characters and leave you in awe of the Disney magic that creates this spectacular and memorable musical.

Nemo and Marlin
Nemo and Marlin take the stage with an animated backdrop of the “big blue.”

Location & Wait Times

The Theater in the Wild hosts Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond and is found at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as you are heading out of Dinoland U.S.A., but before you cross the bridge into Asia. Guests can expect very low wait times for this attraction as the theater seats up to 1,500 guests. Those who have purchased Genie+ can utilize a lightning lane for priority seating.

Finding Nemo Show Disney
Catch a wave on the swirling vortex with Crush and the other sea turtles during Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond.

Queue Experience

Climb a ramp to join the line for this show. The queue for this stage show is outdoors, but mostly shaded and protected from the elements. If you arrive as the show is letting out and also need to park a stroller, be aware that the area where you join the queue may be a little congested.

Finding Nemo Queue
Did you know that the Theater in the Wild was originally constructed as an open-air amphitheater? It was enclosed and reopened in 2007 when the original Finding Nemo – The Musical debuted. Photo by Ashley L. Carter


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Featured Photo by Disney

Written by

Shelley Wehler

Contributing Writer

Shelley is a stay-at-home mother of two girls living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of all things Disney has grown even more as she sees the magic come alive through the lens of her young daughters. She spends her free time keeping up with the latest in Disney news and daydreaming of her next trip to the parks!

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