I love Dolphins, so getting to see them in action at The Seas with Nemo & Friends while at the Monkey Kingdom Event was one of the highlights of my trip.
Check out these 10 Fun Facts About The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Disney’s Epcot
- 1. The pavilion opened on January 15, 1986 as The Living Seas and then the theme of the building changed to The Seas with Nemo & Friends when the refurbishment of the ride was completed in October 2006.
- 2. The Seas with Nemo & Friends is the second largest aquarium in the United States, just behind the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
- 3. The main environment is 5.7 million gallons of man-made salt water. The Water temperature varies between 75-78 °F
- 4. All of the water is capable of being filtered in 2-4 hours, depending on flow rate. (That’s a faster rate than the city of Orlando filters its drinking water!)
- 5. The diameter of the aquarium is 203 feet (That’s 43 feet larger than Spaceship Earth!) and the water depth is maintained at 27 ft.
- 6. The animal life in the main environment includes more than 1200 individual animals including multiple fish species, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays and dolphins.
- 7. They do Dolphin Research on site. The four dolphins currently residing at The Seas are Calvin, Khyber, Malabar, and Ranier.
- 8. Each of the ten sand filters can filter 3,500 gallons of water per minute
- 9. Reverse flow filtration system (water fed through the bottom and drawn off through a collection of 10 skimmers at the surface)
- 10. The Seas has been featured in many popular television shows including Full House, Family Matters, and Boy Meets World.
Don’t forget to be on the look out for Hidden Mickey’s as you explore the Aquarium. I spotted one…
Have you ever been to The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Disney’s Epcot? I am looking forward to taking my Kiddos there in a few weeks.
Don’t forget that Monkey Kingdom is now in theaters! Want to know more about Monkey Kingdom, check out my post: 8 Fun Facts About Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom