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  • On Oct 27, 2019
    Jessica from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hiya, pals! I'm planning to book the Epcot Seas Aqua Tour. I would also like to plan a concurrent lunch at Coral Reef for my mom and children to see me snorkeling in the tank. If my tour starts at 12:30, what time should I schedule their lunch?

    Hi ya, Jessica! We're so happy to see you here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Even though Dory says, "The best things happen by chance," I think you're smart to plan out your day at Epcot

    How excited are you to swim with over 6,000 sea creatures, including sea turtles, angelfish, eagle rays, and sharks?!  Don't worry about being shark bait (hoo haha), since they stay on the bottom of the 5.7 million gallon tank. The environment is very safe, and all of the sea life is extremely well fed and cared for. The supplied-air snorkel system is simple to use, and the equipment keeps you buoyant, so it is easy to float on top of the water. 

    The Epcot Seas Adventures – Aqua Tour lasts 2.5 hours, and you will spend approximately 30 minutes of that time swimming in the Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium (did you know that until 2005, this was the largest saltwater tank in the world?). The first part of the experience lasts for about 45 minutes, and it is mostly spent on questions, safety training, and getting into your gear (all snorkeling equipment is provided, but remember to bring a swimsuit). I'd aim to get a 1:15 or 1:30 PM reservation for grandma and the kids at Coral Reef Restaurant (tell them to save room for the delicious Chocolate Wave dessert and to look for the Hidden Mickey in the tank).  After your adventure, you will be able to dry off and change. There are also showers and toiletries available for your use if you want to shower off, too. 

    I hope your trip goes swimmingly well, Jessica! See ya' real soon!

    Eean
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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania!  I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique.  It’s amazing how many people you can find who love talking about, "The Most Magical Place On Earth!"  I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at middle school basketball games waiting for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical.

 

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