Come With Us to See Disney World’s Reimagined Finding Nemo Show!

Today is the day we want to remind you to just keep swimming!

It’s here!

Why? Well, that’s because we’re celebrating the return of the Finding Nemo show in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This show hasn’t happened in over two years, and we learned last year that it would be reimagined and called Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! Today, we got to attend a media event to see the show’s debut, and we’ve got a first look for you!

Let’s head inside the Theater of the Wild!

The new show features a new script and new set pieces. In the story, the fish from Dr. P. Sherman’s office have made their way to the Marine Life Institute as seen in Finding Dory.

While we were visiting the Marine Life Institute, we learned more about sharks! Wow!

Soon, though, it was time for the show to begin!

The fish who are at the Marine Life Institute proceeded to tell us the story of Nemo.

The show is performed by actors who are also puppeteers. Look — it’s Nemo and his dad, Marlin!

Nemo and Marlin

Between the use of the puppets and lighting, you really do get a sense of the show happening in the ocean.

Under the sea… (we know, wrong musical!)

It’s so much fun following Nemo’s adventures again!

Oh, look, here’s where Nemo meets Dory!

Nemo and Dory!

You’ll see LOTS of familiar faces in the updated show, like Bruce the shark (don’t forget, kids — fish are friends, not food).

Dude…the show wouldn’t be the same without the turtles…there’s Crush and Squirt!

If you loved certain songs from the original Finding Nemo: The Musical — don’t worry — some of those songs made it into the updated version.

so much fun

One of the biggest updates to the show is the LED screen in the background — we thought it added a lot of texture to the stage and show overall! The screen helps set the scene, even in scary ones with Darla!

Note: the new show is only 25 minutes long (about half of the original show), so keep that in mind when planning your day.

You really feel like your in the ocean!

Normal show times for performances are at 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM, and 4:30PM. If you’re planning on checking it out, though, be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for updated times, as they can change often.

If you want to see some other entertainment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, be sure to checkout Festival of the Lion King, which will soon bring back some of its iconic scenes that have been missing since the parks reopened. We’re looking at you tumble monkeys!

We’ll keep you updated on ALL Disney World news, so stay tuned to DFB for more!


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Disclosure: In nearly all circumstances, Disney Food Blog writers and photographers pay full price for their own travel, hotel, food, beverage, and event tickets. We do this because it’s important to us as journalists to ensure not only that we give you unbiased opinions, but also that you can trust us to do so since we’re paying our own way. On rare occasions, when we are invited by a company to attend a preview as media, and when we choose to accept that invitation, we will always make you, our readers, aware of that situation. Today, we were invited by Disney World to attend their media preview of Finding Nemo: The Big Blue…and Beyond. Note that when we attend events as media we are 1) Not required to review that event/food on any of our channels, and 2) Not required to review that event/food favorably. You can always count on DFB to give you a 100% unbiased and honest review of any event that we attend, food that we eat, or beverage that we drink. You can see more in our Disclosure Policy. Thank you for reading. — AJ

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