Thursday, June 30, 2011

Disney Blog Hop: Under the Sea

Thank you for joining me from the Disney Blog Hop hosted by Babes in Disneyland! If you are new here, welcome and I hope you enjoy it. If you are returning - thanks for continuing to support me!

This week the topic for the Disney Blog Hop is "Under the Sea". The first thing that came to my mind was, of course, The Little Mermaid. Growing up, my sisters and I loved watching this movie. My middle sister especially did as she loved to sing, just like Ariel! Although we have seen the Little Mermaid attraction at Hollywood Studios, that is not what I am going to write about today.

My son loves Finding Nemo. This was actually the very first movie he would sit down and watch it it's entirety. He watched it so much (multiple times in a day sometimes!) that the DVD is now worn out! He absolutely was entranced by it and this was the first movie that made him laugh out loud at something.

When I was planning our first trip to Disney for 2010, I knew that one ride we could not miss was the Seas with Nemo and Friends and Turtle Talk with Crush. With Nicholas being such a big fan of the movie, I knew he would love these attractions and I was right! He really enjoyed the clam ride to find Nemo, although I was a little disappointed in it myself. I just thought they could have made it a little longer, or done a little something more with it. He thoroughly enjoyed looking for Nemo!

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Our first trip where we did Turtle Talk with Crush, he had just turned 2. He wasn't exactly sure about it and didn't really know what to think, although he seemed to enjoy it. On our past trip, when he turned 3, it was a totally different story. He absolutely loved it! He sat in the front with all the other kids and really enjoyed Crush being so close and able to talk to them! He laughed when the whale squished Dory!

We also really enjoyed walking around inside the pavilion and looking at all the under water animals. We were able to catch the dolphin show on our last trip and it was so neat to see what all tricks they could do! I think that we will continue to enjoy all these attractions at Epcot for several more years!

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What is your favorite part of The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion?



  1. :D Turtle Talk with Crush is so neat. I am sure the "dudes" behind crush see me wide mouthed out there in the audience and get a chuckle! :D Great post! Happy Thursday!

  2. What a great experience it is for all ages. I just love this pavilion!!The dolphins are my favorite!

    Deb @ Focused on the Magic

  3. Turtle Talk was one of my favorite things when my hubby and I went. I was so looking forward to it on this trip, but when we got off of Nemo it was time to go for our ADR at Coral Reef. We never made it back to Turlte Talk :-( I could have spent hours in that pavilion.

  4. HI Amanda,
    I love Nemo. The ride is awesome at WDW. although we didnt get to Turtle talk.

    Diane @CanDoItMOM

  5. My favorite part of Nemo and Friends...oddly enough is the queue. The detail is amazing, so typical of Disney. I love how you feel that you are truly under the sea (except that you can breathe there and you don't get wet). I've never had to actually had to wait in there though...and I secretly wish we weren't always just walking right on to the ride.

  6. Ooh I didn't know about these rides! There's a crushes coaster in Dlp but I think your little one might be a bit small for it still! :P