• On Jan 1, 2019
    Sara from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I noticed the shark reef experience at Typhoon Lagoon was closed a few years ago. What can you tell me about the reef diving experience at Epcot? Is it at all similar? Thanks, Sara

    Hi, Sara! Thanks for submitting another awesome questions to the Disney Parks Mom Panel! 

    Fortunately, Epcot continues to offer quite a few encounters with aquatic animals that are sure to amaze any ocean lover! 

    Epcot Seas Adventure - Aqua Tour is a 2.5-hour experience that takes Guests behind the scenes of The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to view the infrastructure that filters and maintains the 5.7 million gallon, man-made Caribbean Coral Reef that’s home to more than 65 species of marine life. In addition, Guests are also given approximately 30 minutes of above-water snorkeling time inside the massive enclosure!

    For those that are SCUBA-certified, Epcot Seas Adventure - DiveQuest allows Guests to dive even deeper, literally! During the adventure, Guests are invited to tour the backstage area of the expansive fabricated ocean including an approximately 40-minute, underwater scuba experience!

    Epcot Seas Adventure - Dolphins in Depth, stars one of the most intelligent, friendliest ocean dwellers, dolphins! Guests on this tour will be taken into the backstage area and converse with trainers that work with the bottlenose dolphins on a daily basis. Guests are then able to interact with dolphins in waist-deep for approximately 30-minutes!

    Access to these tours must be purchased in addition to Epcot park tickets. It is also highly recommended that these tours be booked in advance due to their popularity. Reservations may be made by calling (407) WDW-TOUR. 

    Hopefully this provides some insight on the various aquatic offerings at Epcot!

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Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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