The Seas with Nemo and Friends Review and Planning Info
The Seas with Nemo and Friends opened on: January 4, 2007.
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Location: The Seas with Nemo and Friends is located inside The Seas Pavilion. You’ll find it to the right of The Land Pavilion in what is currently Future World West.
With current construction in Future World, everyone entering Epcot on this side will pass by the entrance to the Pavilion as they head into the Park.
The entrance to the ride is around to the left side of The Seas’ logo.
Extra Magic Hours: Morning and Evening.
Length: 4 minutes.
Similar To: Haunted Mansion and Spaceship Earth.
Scary Factor: Low.
The ride is dark and there are a couple of close encounters with some startling sea creatures. Still, only the very young may potentially have a problem and the ride is over quickly.
What to Expect:
The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a slow “clamobile” ride through what amounts to a long Finding-Nemo-themed tunnel.
The neatest part of the attraction is when the characters from Finding Nemo are shown swimming with real fish inside of the 5.7 million gallon salt water tank.
The ride lets visitors out at The Seas Pavilion, which is full of hands-on activities and places to view the 6,000+ underwater animals that live within one of the largest undersea environments in the world. Turtle Talk is nearby.
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Where to Sit: Each clamobile seats two to three guests in a single row. Thus, everyone’s view is the same.
FastPass+: Yes, it’s a low Tier 2 priority. You might be surprised by how few FastPass+ are available for The Seas with Nemo and Friends. Still, other attractions see higher waits and less FastPass+ availability.
What You Miss Using FastPass+:
The Seas with Nemo and Friends’ queue is underrated.
But you’re still bypassing just a couple of set pieces and it’s extremely dark inside.
Total Average Experience Time with FastPass+: 12 minutes.
4th FastPass+ Availability: Better than most. As an omnimover, The Seas with Nemo distributes a high number of FastPass+ per hour. Still, on busier days or with larger parties, it may take some refreshing to find a return time in the not-so-distant future.
Expect to Wait:
With virtually every FastPass+ for The Seas with Nemo and Friends taken before noon most days, actual waits can easily hit 15+ minutes by 10am.
When To Go: Before 10:30am, after 4pm, or with FastPass+. Unlike The Imagination Pavilion, which typically closes at 7pm, The Seas Pavilion and its attractions stay open until Park close daily. If waits have already become too high by the time you’re ready to ride in the morning, return in the late afternoon or evening. At this point, most guests will have moved on to World Showcase. As a result, this leaves The Seas Pavilion virtually empty by 7:30pm most days.
Rating: 7/10 for kids around ten or younger. 5/10 for adults.
Josh’s Take: The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a slow, pleasant ride that takes a minimal amount of hassle to experience. Young kids will likely enjoy it most, though there are a couple of effects and set pieces that should impress most guests. While it’s unlikely to make anyone’s “best of” list, the ride is so harmless that most guests will want to take the time to experience it. It’s also a convenient entry into the rest of The Seas Pavilion.