Wave effect returns to The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion at EPCOT

Dec 22, 2023 in "The Seas with Nemo and Friends (Pavilion)"

Marquee wave effect at Nemo and Friends pavilion
Posted: Friday December 22, 2023 9:50am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The wave water splash effect has returned to the marquee at The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion at EPCOT.


The effect has been missing for the last few months as work has been underway to repaint the exterior and refresh the Nemo character mural wall.

Along with the return of the water effect, the seagulls are also back to working order - "MINE!"

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Epcot82Guy13 days ago

I agree. I think doing more natural components would do wonders here, especially as the "future" ascetic is no longer needed. It also would match the more lush World Nature landscaping areas more.

Bocabear13 days ago

It really does...the "airport" remodel they did for the addition of Soarin' has really gotten dated fast. I long for the color and whimy of the original interior... Or make the entire interior concourse look like The Land...with soaring trees, Rockwork and waterfalls... Something really dynamic and beautiful... instead of corporate mall/airport with a food court.

Henry Mystic13 days ago

I genuinely love it too, but it definitely needs an interior update.

Epcot82GuyMay 24, 2024

I agree fully and have said something similar since day 1 of this attraction. I could argue the same for Gran Fiesta (though it's not as bad). This comes down to poor storytelling - not poor general ideas. This problem seems to be hindering so many recent Epcot attractions IMHO.

V_L_RaptorMay 24, 2024

It could have been a marvelous teaching aquarium with Nemo inclusions. Now it's a Nemo museum with some fish and a couple manatees. It's all about where the emphasis (and spending) goes.

UNCgolfMay 23, 2024

I don't even mind Nemo being at the Seas (I'd much prefer it was still Seabase Alpha, which was one of Imagineering's great triumphs, but considering the IP mandate) -- they just did such a poor job of it. Turtle Talk is fine but the ride is pretty bad, and worse, it involved closing off aquarium views. Why didn't they use the IP as a tie in to the aquarium to help teach about marine life rather than shoehorning in a poor attraction and calling it a day?

osianMay 23, 2024

Indeed, they were. It also doesn't mean I can't keep expressing my dislike for Nemo!

Scamp08May 23, 2024

Realistically Disney isn’t going to get rid of nemo. But that doesn’t mean they can’t tone down the tackiness. the new signs and paint job were good improvements.

osianMay 23, 2024

Just a little tweak. There, much better.

jmuboyMay 23, 2024

This is the type sign I had hoped we would get to match the other type face! Please Disney

Haymarket2008May 23, 2024

PLEASE. Looks excellent.

Scamp08May 23, 2024

This is only a mockup, but a new sign like this would look better… 🤔

FigmentFan82Feb 22, 2024

(enters Imaginations pavillion) "I think I'd like my money back."

FigmentFan82Feb 22, 2024

Baby, you got a stew goin'!