Dolphins, Dory, Nemo and Friends at EPCOT
I’ve been excited since Disney announced the Finding Dory movie that’s set to be released next year. So imagine my excitement when I had the opportunity to visit The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. We had the opportunity to spend an entire day at EPCOT as a part of the Monkey Kingdom Event (remember that Monkey Kingdom is now playing everywhere). It was probably the best day of all three for me because we had so much time in the park to explore and see all there was to offer.
Walking into this section of the park is like going under water and exploring all the underwater sea creatures. I had so much fun exploring the area and looking at all the sea creatures at this section of the park. There’s so much to do at The Seas with Nemo & Friends. There’s a fun ride for the whole family on the first level, you can join Marlin and Dory look for Nemo – don’t worry he’s not really lost. He’s hiding. After riding the ride head to the underwater viewing area.
It was so cool being in this section of the exhibit and trying to find all sorts of sea creatures. I saw a shark, actually I saw two of them. Trying to get a photo of a fish while its swimming is harder than you think.
When you visit the Seas with Nemo & Friends be sure to stop by the gift shop and look for the Disney’s Conservation Fund button, give a donation of a dollar and you can be a conservation hero.
Another exciting thing we had the opportunity to participate in is the Dolphin Research show. One of my blogger buddies Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni even had the opportunity to participate and help with the training of the dolphins.
Dolphins are very smart and I had a front row seat to see that for myself. The staff at EPCOT were training one of their dolphins to communicate with them. They have been using objects and a series of sounds to help the dolphin identify those objects. While we were there they were testing with 13 objects and the dolphin got ten of them right. They were also working with a younger dolphin to see if he would mimic the older one and eventually communicate as well. During the show that younger dolphin was active and communicating some of the objects as well. It was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen. Very inspiring.
Be sure to visit The Seas with Nemo & Friends the next time you are at EPCOT and don’t forget that Monkey Kingdom is now playing in theaters everywhere. Take your family to see the movie and support Disneynature films.
Check out the Monkey Kingdom trailer below:
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.