The Seas with Nemo & Friends Overview | Disney’s EPCOT Attractions

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Enter the deep ocean blue with all the characters from Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo as they search for a missing Nemo once again. There will be many adventures on this journey into the sea, but don’t worry, you won’t actually get wet.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends Details

Walt Disney World Park EPCOT
Location in Park Future World
Height Restrictions Any Height
Age Interests All Ages
Thrill Type Slow rides
Hours Regular park hours
Wait Times Low
FastPass+ Yes
Accessibility Information Audio Description, Handheld Captioning, Must Transfer to Wheelchair

Ride Overview

The Seas with Nemo & Friends opened in 2006 and made history as the first Epcot attraction that was based off of a Disney animated movie.

Outside The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot
Outside The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot

In this attraction guests will search for Nemo, who has once again gotten lost in the big blue ocean. Inside of the “Clamobiles” guests will journey through the ocean and scenes from the first movie. They will see a coral reef and Marlin, Mr. Ray and his students singing and exploring, and even the dangerous field of jellyfish that Marlin and Dory encounter. 

Further along guests come across Bruce and Chum as they hangout in submarine wreckage looking for tasty bites to eat. After escaping the jaws of these sneaky sharks, guests will ride along the East Australian Current with Crush, his son Squirt, and Nemo as well. 

The current takes guests to the end of their ride where they see all the characters singing “In The Big Blue World”. Prepare for this song to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day, even Peach the Starfish from the film is there to tell you how catchy that song is. The end of this ride has views of the real aquarium in the background to add a feel of real ocean life to it.


Where to Find Outside The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot
Where to Find Outside The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot

Location & Wait Times

The Seas with Nemo & Friends is located inside of Epcot in the Future World portion of the park. Guests can find this attraction situated between the Coral Reef Restaurant and the Aquarium, it is also connected to both of these. The ride will also exit into the aquarium providing another fun activity for the whole family to enjoy. It is also very close to SpaceShip Earth as well as The Land.

Wait Times for this ride are typically quite low. There are many points of the day that guests are able to simply walk through the queue and directly onto the ride, with no wait at all. 

Queue Experience 

The queue for The Seas with Nemo & Friends sets the scene for the ride very well. It begins as a relaxing beach with the sounds of ocean waves crashing in the background. It is created to look like guests are walking on a boardwalk and there are even sculptures along the queue that look like beach plants and animal life. 

As guests continue on their way they will see that the light changes and gives the illusion that guests are walking into the water, and eventually consumed by the water as well. Although there is no real water, the lights become dark and blue and the queue floor changes to look like the ocean. The sounds of the crashing waves is replaced by the gentle, bubbly tones that play in the Finding Nemo movie. 

Cast Members are there to direct guests to the clamshell by telling them to “just keep swimming” and shortly after guests are able to explore the deep blue to look for Nemo.

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Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

One comment on “The Seas with Nemo & Friends Overview | Disney’s EPCOT Attractions

  1. Dive right under the sea to expo Erie cr a fun relaxing ride with Nemo and his friends! This ride explores the sea in different setting, guiding you all over. What’s even great is there is a aquarium right when you step off to see sharks, fish, and more! It’s a must do every time so don’t skip it.

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