Finding Nemo — The Musical

Finding Nemo - The Musical is a live action stage production that may just steal the title of "best in-park show at Walt Disney World" from Festival of the Lion King. Based on the characters from Disney/Pixar's animated feature Finding Nemo, the show is the first time that a Disney animated feature without songs has been brought to the stage as a musical. The music, lyrics and book for the show were written by Bobby Lopez (co-creator of Broadway's Tony Award-winning Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (co-creator of the a cappella musical "Along the Way"), while the character puppets used in the show were designed by Michael Curry (creator of the puppets and masks used in Broadway's Tony Award-winning The Lion King). The musical features the song "Big Blue World", which was also added to the new The Seas with Nemo and Friends attraction in Epcot.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: Right before the bridge connecting DinoLand, U.S.A. and Asia.
  • Date Opened: 1/24/2007
  • Capacity: 1,500 people
  • # of Shows: Four shows per day
  • Characters: Marlin, Dory, Nemo, Crush, Squirt, Mr. Ray, the sharks, the Tank Gang and pretty much most significant characters from the movie.
  • Photos and Autographs: No
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Wait Times: Most shows will fill to capacity so you'll want to show up early. You will want to show up at least 30-60 minutes early.
  • Length of Show: 35 minutes
  • FastPass: No
  • Queue Description: A rope queue extends along the walkway from the theater back through Dinoland.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: None
  • Ride Access: There are designated areas for wheelchairs and ECVs.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: Not necessary
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Assistive listening devices and reflective captioning are available from Guest Services.
  • Weight and Size Issues: None
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: No
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues: The show should be fine for most children, but it will be long for some children to sit through.
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: The original show in the Theater in the Wild was Journey into Jungle Book, which ran for a year from the park's opening in April 1998. The show roughly told the story of The Jungle Book using human actors in very complex animal puppet suits to play several of the characters. Tarzan Rocks appeared in the theater from July 17, 199, through January 21, 2006, at which time the formerly open-air theater was completely enclosed.
  • The Attraction's History: While many changes were made during the soft-opening period, the show remains unchanged from its official opening in 2007.

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