Are you ready to go somewhere beyond the sea?
Then, just keep swimming over to one of the best rides in Epcot! And, no — you don’t have to travel all the way to 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, to experience it.
While the Magic Kingdom is known for Cinderella Castle, Animal Kingdom for the Tree of Life, and Hollywood Studios for the Chinese Theatre, Epcot is recognized for its grand silver ball, gorgeous array of World Showcase country pavilions, and memorable attractions. Most visitors gravitate toward the more popular rides, like Test Track, Frozen Ever After, and Soarin’ Around the World. However, throughout the many hours (and many steps!) I have spent walking around the expanse of Future World and the World Showcase Lagoon, I can’t help but return to one underrated Epcot attraction: The Seas with Nemo and Friends.
I know what you’re probably thinking— Why would you use your limited park time to go on The Seas, instead of a thrill ride like Test Track? But, hear me out for a second!
As you step out of the Florida heat into the cool, air-conditioned area for a moment, you immediately take a dive into the “Big Blue World.” Once you’re inside, not only is there the Nemo attraction, but there is also an entire aquarium filled with different fish, stingrays, manatees, and more to take a look at! Personally, I think this is a reason alone to visit. Additionally, if you keep an eye out, there are a few hidden Mickeys within the tanks.
After you enter the ride line for The Seas with Nemo and Friends, you begin the journey of Finding Nemo, too. You take a splash underneath the waves with Nemo and Marlin, staring up at the boat “butts” above. When you’ve boarded your clam shells — think Journey of the Little Mermaid style — the story of Finding Nemo is portrayed through projections of Nemo, Marlin, Dory, and other animated fish friends into the actual sets you travel past. You even get to make your way through a jellyfish field and a ship graveyard. Although, my personal favorite is the awesome EAC scene, dudes.
Arguably, the best part of the ride is the ending, when the animated projections are integrated into the actual aquariums with real fish. If you want more time with the characters from Finding Nemo after you exit The Seas with Nemo and Friends, you can pop by Turtle Talk with Crush across the room or Bruce’s Sub House playground for the kids.
Despite it being one of the most relaxing and enjoyable rides in Epcot, The Seas with Nemo and Friends usually has little to no wait at all to ride. Whether you are a huge Finding Nemo fan, an aquatic animal lover, or you just want to get out of the sun, The Seas with Nemo and Friends is definitely worth stopping by.
Want to see more? Ride along with us on our video of this awesome attraction!
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