The Seas with Nemo and Friends Ride at Epcot

In this article, we visit The Seas with Nemo and Friends attraction at Epcot. We’ll discuss specifics for experiencing this ride and a few tips for the best time to ride.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a slow-moving attraction inside The Seas Pavilion at Epcot. It’s a charming ride that’s suitable for children. It also makes a great anytime ride during peak crowd times.

From the park entrance, you can take the walkway to the far right of Spaceship Earth. The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion will be on the right, past the entrance to Coral Reef Restaurant.

This article was updated on February 12, 2023.

Below are the quick reference details for experiencing The Seas with Nemo and Friends on your next vacation.

The Seas with Nemo & FriendsEpcot Attractions


The Seas Pavilion (World Nature)

Height Requirement at Disney World:

Any Height

Disney Genie+


Ride Type:

Slow Moving Clamobile

Seats Per Vehicle:

2-3 per shell

Disney Rider Switch:


Good For:

All Ages

Scare Factor:


Must-Do List:


Perfect For:

Fans of the Finding Nemo movie

Special Mention:

The music in the queue is heartfelt and endearing.

*Details for guests with mobility issues (i.e., wheelchair, ECVs) can be found here on Disney’s site.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

When you reach the attraction entrance, you’ll notice a standby line and a Lightning Lane entrance. While this attraction is part of Genie+, in most cases, you probably won’t need to use it.

Typically, in the afternoons, waits are less than 20 minutes. However, as it gets later in the day, it’s not uncommon to see a five-minute wait posted at this attraction.

Most guests enter the pavilion by riding The Seas with Nemo and Friends. At the ride’s exit, you’re dropped off inside the aquarium.

Since there’s so much to do inside the aquarium, we usually like to tour this pavilion during the hotter portion of the day. Some of the other items you might experience after the ride include:

  • Turtle Talk with Crush
  • Manatees Up-Close
  • Sharks, Sting Rays, and Sea Turtles
  • Dolphins
  • Bruce’s Sub House (Play Area for Kids)
  • Scavenger Hunt

Ride History

Formerly, this attraction was part of the Living Seas, where you rode an elevator (hydrolator) down to the ocean floor. There you would explore Sea Base Alpha via seacabs.

During this attraction’s transformation, the seacabs became clamobiles. They are similar to the ride vehicles in Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid in Magic Kingdom.

Today the attraction is Finding Nemo-themed. You’ll venture under the ocean to help Marlin in his latest search for Nemo.

Word of warning, The Seas with Nemo and Friends has an exceptionally long queue. So you’ll feel as though you’re making your way down to the ocean floor on the way to the boarding area.

A clamshell awaits to whisk you away. This is an Omnimover where you step on a moving walkway to board and exit the ride.

Along the way, you’ll run into Marlin. As usual, he can’t find Nemo. As you pass through scenes searching for Nemo, you’ll float through a bloom of jellyfish.

Other scenes include Dory, Nemo, Bruce, Crush, and Squirt.

Then the saltwater aquarium comes into view. The aquarium views aren’t typically that great from the ride. However, those views will significantly improve after you exit the ride.

By this time, you’ll likely be singing along to the tune of Big Blue World. Meanwhile, another slow-moving walkway awaits as you reach the ride’s end. You’ll carefully step out of your clamshell and into the Seas Pavilion.

Overall, The Seas with Nemo and Friend is a fun attraction. At the very least, it’s an excellent place to rest and cool off. And there’s always plenty to do in the pavilion if you find yourself at Epcot on a rainy day.

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