Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Epcot’s extinct The Living Seas attraction including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!
The Living Seas | Disney World Description
The Living Seas was the original attraction in Epcot’s Seas Pavilion. It occupied the space where Nemo and friends can now be found, running from 1986 until 2001. It was dedicated to ocean life and marine conservation. It actually consisted of a few rides and features including a preshow film, the famous Hydrolators and a Seacab ride similar to the Nemo ride that replaced it.
The Living Seas | Disney World Fun Facts
- The pavilion was sponsored by United Technologies and showcased the world’s largest saltwater aquarium, which held over 5.7 million gallons of water and was home to thousands of sea creatures.
- One of the main attractions at The Living Seas was the Seabase Alpha saltwater aquarium, which offered guests the opportunity to observe sea life from various angles, including an underwater viewing area and a touch tank.
- The pavilion also featured the Omnimover ride, “Sea-Rider,” which took guests on a tour of the ocean depths and introduced them to various sea creatures.
- In addition to the attractions, The Living Seas also had an interactive exhibit called the Ocean Explorer, where guests could learn about ocean life and conservation through hands-on displays and interactive technology.
- The pavilion was designed to resemble a research vessel, with a futuristic look that incorporated elements of both modern architecture and the oceanic environment.
The Living Seas | Disney World Details
- Disney Resort: Walt Disney World Resort
- Disney Park: Epcot
- Park Area: Epcot Seas Pavilion
- Attraction Type: Extinct Attraction, Ride
- Year Opened: 1986
- Year Opened: 2006
- Replaced By: The Seas with Nemo & Friends
- The Living Seas Pavilion Marks 25 Years at Epcot, January 15, 2011