Undercover Savings!

Combine select Walt Disney World® and Universal Orlando tickets for additional cart savings. Save $10 On Each Combo!
the trusted name in attraction tickets

The Secret History of Disney Rides: The Seas with Nemo & Friends

by Tad on June 5, 2017 1 Orlando   Video

The Secret History of Disney Rides: The Seas with Nemo & Friends - Secret History

Ready to find Nemo (again)?! On Epcot's The Seas with Nemo & Friends, you do just that! During this secret history, we'll hop on a clamobile and venture deep down into the sea. This Epcot dark ride used to be known as The Living Seas. We'll find this (along with Nemo) and other facts during the secret history of The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Let's get hoppin'!

===>Hop here for The Seas with Nemo & Friends wait times, ride details and more!<== 

The Secret History of The Seas with Nemo & Friends

The Secret History of Disney Rides: The Seas with Nemo & Friends - Entrance

Like I mentioned above, before this ride became The Seas with Nemo & Friends, it was actually called The Living Seas. On this version of the Epcot ride, guests would take a Hydrolator ride down to Seabase Alpha. From there, guests hopped on "seacabs" that would guide them through the coral reef. The Living Seas opened at Epcot on January 15, 1986.

The former version ended in 2006 with a complete makeover and takeover by Nemo! Disney's "Finding Nemo" was released a few years earlier and as you know, proved to be very popular. Some elements from The Living Seas was kept, such as the ride track and the views of the coral reef (although, The Seas with Nemo & Friends offers limited views of this). The ride operates on an Omnimover system!

The Secret History of Disney Rides: The Seas with Nemo & Friends - The Seas With Nemo Seagulls

The Seas with Nemo & Friends opened at Epcot on November 26, 2006. There are obvious differences between the two versions! The Living Seas wasn't adorned with "Finding Nemo" sculptures, paintings and more. The pavilion now features Turtle Talk with Crush, Bruce's Shark World and aquariums. There's also a Nemo-themed attraction at Disneyland Park called Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. On this ride, you board a submarine and dive into the "sea" with Nemo & friends!

The Secret History of Disney Rides: The Seas with Nemo & Friends - The Seas With Nemo Aquarium

The Seas with Nemo & Friends Fun Facts

  • According to The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World by Susan Veness, the saltwater aquarium found at the pavilion was the largest in the world until Georgia opened its Atlanta aquarium in 2005!
  • Another difference between the two ride versions - The Seas with Nemo & Friends features sideways facing clamobile while The Living Seas had forward facing seacabs!
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland Park has been re-themed over and over again and originally opened as Submarine Voyage.
  • As you're about to board your clamobile on The Seas with Nemo & Friends, take a look at the beach signs on the signpost; look carefully at the ads for Daily Diving Departures and see that it's sponsored by N.E.M.O (Nautical Exploration & Marine Observation)!
  • Like to find Hidden Mickeys? You'll find two in SeaBase in the waiting area for Turtle Talk with Crush. Take a close look at the mural featuring "Finding Nemo" characters.
  • In the old version The Living Seas, the Hydrolator didn't actually dive down beneath the surface to to Seabase Alpha! They didn't even move - the rock walls just moved upwards to create the illusion of movement.

Did you ever experience The Living Seas? Which version do you enjoy more - the former or current? Let us know in the comments below! And don't forget to check out The Seas with Nemo & Friends wait times and more.

Stay cool!

Keep hopping, Tad!
<<  Newer Posts | Older Posts  >>
Comments
Sort newest to oldest Sort oldest to newest
Carlos Medina Jun 5, 2017 at 7:08 p.m.

I like the current version because it was a finding nemo theme attraction

Reply
Leave a comment
Name is required. Email is required. Please input a comment.
About Us
About Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is the leading supplier of online discount tickets to Orlando, Florida-area attractions, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando ResortTM, SeaWorld® Orlando Resort, LEGOLAND® Florida and more.

Sign up for our newsletter!
Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address
Introducing ski resorts

Last chance to get your Pass! Buy before November 19.

11 Resorts. No Blackout Dates.

Get My Tickets! Plan My Trip
footer grass

Contact:  1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)  |  1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)

Sign up for Our Newsletter Let's Plan a Better Family Vacation

monthly news, planning tips and special deals

Please enter your Name
Please enter your Email address

Contact Us

Send Feedback

Or call 1 (800) 846-1302 (USA)

1 (386) 239-8624 (Worldwide)


©2000–2017 Undercover Tourist. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions
As to Disney photos, logos, properties: ©Disney
lilypad
Newsletter logo

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

monthly news, planning tips and special deals from the Frog Family

Please enter your Name Please enter your Email address
×

Thank you for joining our email list!

Joined email list logo

You should be receiving your first email soon!
Thanks for being a part of the family.

×

Create An Account

In order to save your favorite items, you'll need to create an account.
Already have one? Sign in.

An Undercover Tourist account allows you to:

Join The Frog Family
No thanks ×
Planning an upcoming vacation?

Sign up to receive our newsletter with free printable park plans, FastPass+ recommendations and more!

Error. Please try again.


Nope, I'm not going on a trip.